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Wales GP of the Year Award 2017, nominated by patients- Aberystwyth family doctor recognised for outstanding care and support

Dr Richard Evans cared for a patient who had been diagnosed with terminal cancer during the final months of their life. He was nominated by the patient's wife who explained that her husband recently passed away and that one of her husband's &quo ...

Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 SI No. 517 of 2017

This Order appoints 30 November 2017 as the date on which the Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017 (No.7 of 2017) shall come into operation. SI No. 517 of 2017   ...

Consultative Council on Hepatitis C (Membership) Order 2017 SI No. 510 of 2017

This Order amends the Consultative Council on Hepatitis C (Establishment) Order 1996 and has the effect of inserting a general descriptive term for women who contracted Hepatitis C through the administration of Anti-D in the State and provides for two rep ...

Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2017 SI No. 481 of 2017

This Order commences The Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2017 (No.10 of 2017) on 6 November 2017. The Act amends The Medical Practitioners Act 2007 to provide for a requirement for medical practitioners to have medical indemnity insurance except in ...

FSA announces earned recognition for Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers feed standards

The Food Standards Agency and Welsh Lamb and Beef Producers (WLBP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). In many cases this will result in a reduction in the frequency of animal feed inspections of members’ farms by local authority trading stand ...

Urinary Phthalate Concentrations in Mothers and Their Children in Ireland: Results of the DEMOCOPHES Human Biomonitoring Study.

Title: Urinary Phthalate Concentrations in Mothers and Their Children in Ireland: Results of the DEMOCOPHES Human Biomonitoring Study. Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE); Cullen, Elizabeth; Evans, David; Griffin, Chris; Burke, Padraig; Mannion, Rory; ...

Research and analysis: Non-travel associated Shigella infections

Data on non-travel associated shigella infections in England broken down by age, sex, sexual orientation and geographical distribution of cases, predominant serotypes and epidemic history. ...

Remember about your neighbours during the cold spell

Published date:  Fri, 24/11/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection With a yellow warning for ice to continue into the weekend, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is advising everyone to look after themselves and their neighbours during the cold snap. ...

News story: Cold weather alerts and health warnings issued

Updated: Updated story with latest warning. Latest update Weather forecasters are warning that all parts of England could experience cold, snow and ice over the next week, prompting PHE to again warn people to plan ahead. ...

Midlands flooding: humanitarian assistance

Following recent flooding events in Laois and Offaly, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has made the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme available. This Scheme is for people whose homes have been damaged and who need financial assistan ...

Talking about risk and dementia

Fri, 24/11/2017 Directorate:  Directorate of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Format:  12 pages, A5 Target group:  People with a dementia and their families and carers This leaflet provides information on risk for people living with a dementia and the ...

Dementia and moving to a care home

Fri, 24/11/2017 Directorate:  Directorate of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Format:  20 pages A5 Target group:  People with a dementia and their families and carers This leaflet provides information on moving to a care home for people with a dementi ...

Survey on Medicine Use Review (MUR) service from Community Pharmacy

Published date:  Fri, 24/11/2017- 9:49am Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Researchers at the School of Pharmacy, Ulster University in partnership with Public Health Agency have developed a questionnaire (online and hard copy) to evalua ...

Minister Finian McGrath announces €4.5m fund to reform disability services

Minister Finian McGrath announces €4.5m fund to reform disability services Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today announced a €4.5m fund to support the reform of disability services. ...

National Public Health Emergency Team on CPE held their fourth meeting today

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their fourth meeting today, 23 November 2017. ...

A Practical Manual of Diabetes in Pregnancy, 2nd Edition

  The revised and updated second edition of a multidisciplinary, evidence-based clinical guide for the care of pregnant women with diabetes The second edition of A Practical Manual of Diabetes in Pregnancy offers a wealth of new evidence, new material, ne ...

Pain: A Sociological Introduction

  Pain in one form or another is probably the most common symptom presented to medical and healthcare professionals. Long a subject of biomedical interest, more recent biopsychosocial theories have extended the study of pain as a concept which is highly i ...

Pain: A Sociological Introduction

  Pain in one form or another is probably the most common symptom presented to medical and healthcare professionals. Long a subject of biomedical interest, more recent biopsychosocial theories have extended the study of pain as a concept which is highly i ...

Press release: Men and women asked not to miss out on bowel screening

PHE is calling on all men and women, aged over 60, to get screened for bowel cancer after the latest figures show over 40% are not getting tested – with embarrassment over providing a stool sample one of the reasons, among men in particular, that is putti ...

Correspondence: Vaccine update: issue 272, November 2017

The vaccine update November edition 272 features: ...

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