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National Statistics: Index of cancer survival for Clinical Commissioning Groups in England: adults diagnosed 2000 to 2015 and followed up to 2016

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from political influence. ...

Good progress but more to be done on GP fill rates, says RCGP

"Our report, Destination GP, demonstrates that by their final year at university 76% medical students have heard negative comments about general practice at some point during their medical training. This immediately needs to be addressed if we are to ...

1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified

An estimated 1 in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries is either substandard or falsified, according to new research from WHO. This means that people are taking medicines that fail to treat or prevent disease. Not only is thi ...

Open Meeting of Welsh Food Advisory Committee

The Welsh Food Advisory Committee of the Food Standards Agency is holding its next open meeting in Cardiff on Thursday, 30 November 2017. ...

Housing Committee to discuss Micro-Plastics Bill 2016 (PMB)

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow at 9am in Committee Room 1, Leinster House: ...

TV licence should be replaced by broadcasting charge- Communications Committee report

The current TV licence funding model is not fit for purpose and should be replaced by a household-based broadcasting charge which would be collected by the Revenue Commissioners, a new report from the Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environ ...

Misuse of Drugs (Supervision of Prescription and Supply of Methadone and Medicinal Products containing Buprenorphine authorised for Opioid Substitution Treatment) Regulations 2017 SI No. 522 of 2017

These Regulations replace the Misuse of Drugs (Supervision of Prescription and Supply of Methadone) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No 225 of 1998). The Regulations add certain buprenorphine medicinal products authorised for opioid substitution treatment to the Sc ...

Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2017 – SI No. 521 of 2017

This Order appoints 22 November 2017 as the date on which the Misuse of Drugs (Supervision of Prescription and Supply of Methadone) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 225 of 1998) are revoked. Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2017 ...

Communications Climate Action & Environment Committee to discuss post office network

An Post and the Post office network will be on the agenda of the Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment tomorrow, Tuesday, 28 November 2017. ...

6 in 10 food adverts during family TV shows push junk food, OHA study reveals

In the worst case, children were exposed to nine junk food adverts in just 30 minutes, says Obesity Health Alliance report Almost 6 in 10 (59%) food and drinks adverts shown during programmes watched by hundreds of thousands of children every week are for ...

Drugnet Ireland, Issue 63, Autumn 2017

Drugnet Ireland is the Health Research Board's quarterly drug and alcohol research and policy bulletin.  It provides summaries and analysis of recent publications and policy developments and well as overviews of particular issues relating to the drug ...

WHO delivers medicines as diphtheria spreads in Yemen

WHO delivers medicines as diphtheria spreads in Yemen ...

Guidance: Health and social care needs assessment of older people in prison

This document provides evidence-based guidance on how to carry out a health and social care needs assessment of older people in prisons. Commissioners of prison healthcare services and social care services can use this to understand the needs of older peo ...

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2017

This Act amends The Medical Practitioners Act 2007 to provide for a requirement for medical practitioners to have medical indemnity except in certain circumstances and to provide for related matters. Read the Act here Read the Medical Practitioners (Amend ...

RCGP and Medical Schools Council call for action to address negative perceptions of general practice to tackle GP workforce shortage

The report – Destination GP – found that by their fifth year, 70% of students reported hearing derogatory comments about general practice whilst on clinical placements, whilst 37% of those surveyed reported hearing them at medical school. Based on a surve ...

Madagascar’s plague epidemic is slowing, but we must sustain the response

Madagascar’s unprecedented outbreak of pneumonic plague is slowing down but the response must be sustained, WHO cautioned on Monday (November 27). “The worst of the outbreak is over, but we must stand ready to detect and respond to new infections until the ...

Appointments to the Children’s Hospital Group Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following persons as members of the Children’s Hospital Group Board.  These appointments are with effect from 26 September 2017 to 25 September 2020 Con Cronin Biography to follow Gavin Lavery ...

Appointments to the Dublin Dental Hospital Board

Following a recent Public Appointments Service campaign for appointment of members to the Dublin Dental Hospital Board, the Minister for Health has appointed the following persons. These appointments are for a period 23rd November 2017 until 10th May 2019 ...

Appointments to the Food Safety Consultative Council of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has appointed/re-appointed the following persons to the Food Safety Consultative Council from the 21 September 2017 to 31 December 2021. Annette Sweeney                  ...

Agriculture Committee to discuss Pre Council meeting and Sea Fisheries Sustainability Impact Assessment Report

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine meets tomorrow at 4.30pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

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