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Improving access to HES data

16 March 2017: NHS Digital is developing a new process to publish Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) significantly sooner for improved analysis, planning and patient care. ...

Improving access to HES data

16 March 2017: NHS Digital is developing a new process to publish Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) significantly sooner for improved analysis, planning and patient care. ...

Improving access to HES data

16 March 2017: NHS Digital is developing a new process to publish Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) significantly sooner for improved analysis, planning and patient care. ...

Improving access to HES data

16 March 2017: NHS Digital is developing a new process to publish Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) significantly sooner for improved analysis, planning and patient care. ...

Salt Awareness Week – check the labels

Published date:  Mon, 20/03/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement This Salt Awareness Week (20-26 March) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone of the dangers of eating too much salt and asking everyone  to check food lab ...

Research and analysis: Winter health watch summary: 16 March 2017

Summary for the week including 16 March 2017. ...

Official Statistics: Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers: 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017

Provisional monthly seasonal flu vaccine uptake data for frontline healthcare workers (HCWs), covering cumulative flu vaccinations administered from 1 September to 28 February 2017. The data is shown at national, geographical area, area team (on behalf of ...

Speech by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD at the British Irish Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference 16 March 2017

**check against delivery** IRELAND AND ENGLAND – the only game in town? Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, The sporting motif for this conference is particularly apt given Ireland and England will go head-to-head in the Aviva on Saturday.  This n ...

Ibuprofen claimed to raise cardiac arrest risk by a third

"Taking common painkillers like ibuprofen 'increases your risk of cardiac arrest by a THIRD'," The Sun reports. Researchers found a link between the potentially fatal heart problem and  ibuprofen  use, as well as another type of  non-s ...

Brexit: Relocating the European Medicines Agency from London to Dublin

This leaflet has been produced to provide a summary of the key benefits Dublin offers as the new host for the EMA. Further detailed information will follow in due course. Brexit: Relocating the European Medicines Agency from London to Dublin   ...

Know your limits if drowning the shamrock this St Patrick’s Day

Published date:  Thu, 16/03/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement As people get ready to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging anyone who chooses to drink to keep an eye on their alcohol intake, emphasisi ...

New breast cancer drugs could help more than previously thought

March 14 2017 New drug for one in five breast cancers. BBC News, March 14 2017 Drugs to treat breast ...

Summary of discussions at FSA Board meeting 15 March 2017

At its open meeting today, the Food Standards Agency Board discussed further steps in designing a new modern regulatory system for food, the increasing public health issues from allergens in food, and proposals for research on adult food allergy. ...

SunVit-D3 Limited recalls SunVit-D3 5000IU Tablets due to undeclared lactose

SunVit-D3 Limited is recalling SunVit-D3 5000IU Tablets because they contain lactose which is not mentioned on the outer label. This means the product could be a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. ...

Minister Harris and Minister Corcoran Kennedy publish 2015 Annual Report of Tobacco Free Ireland Action Plan

Minister Harris and Minister Corcoran Kennedy today welcomed the publication of the 2015 Annual Report on the Tobacco Free Ireland Action Plan. Tobacco Free Ireland was launched under the Healthy Ireland framework in 2013 and sets a target for Ireland to ...

Tobacco Free Ireland Annual Report 2015

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Make a Delirium Difference

Published date:  Wed, 15/03/2017 Directorate:  HSC Safety Forum To mark World Delirium Day (15 March), the HSC Safety Forum, part of the Public Health Agency (PHA), and Dementia Together NI, are urging everyone to ‘Make a Delirium Difference’ and recognise ...

Open consultation: UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations: National user manual, urine tests second consultation

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations. This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the UK SMI National user manual, urine tests. We have refined the process so that UK SMI use ...

Open consultation: UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations: National user manual, conjunctivitis second consultation

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations. This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the UK SMI national user manual conjunctivitis. We have refined the process so that UK SMI u ...

Guidance: SCT: Checks and audits to improve quality and reduce risks

Each NHS screening programme has a defined pathway(s). The pathways show how the individual undergoing screening moves form one stage of the pathway to the next. Checks are needed at each stage to ensure the individual moves seamlessly and safely through ...

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