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Attend an open workshop on novel foods: 22 February 2018

You are invited to attend a novel foods workshop. Our independent committee, the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP) is holding the workshop on novel foods in central London on Thursday 22 February 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend. ...

Morrisons recalls Eat Smart COUNTED Honey & Mustard Dressing because of undeclared egg and mustard

Morrisons is recalling Eat Smart COUNTED Honey & Mustard Dressing because it contains egg and mustard which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product poses a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg and/or an al ...

Event Friday 26th January: Are your genes to blame when your jeans don’t fit?

While obesity is a contemporary problem, undoubtedly due to changes in our lifestyle and in the types of food we eat, differences in our genetic make-up mean some of us eat more than others. Join geneticist and neuroscientist Giles Yeo as he discusses how ...

New affordable housing schemes

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced details of 3 schemes aimed at making homes more affordable for buyers and renters: ...

Bord Bia to appear before Agriculture Committee

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet tomorrow to discuss the roles, responsibilities and key programmes of Bord Bia in addressing topical Irish and global issues. ...

Housing Committee to consider Planning and Development (Amendment) Regulations 2018

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow at 11am in Committee Room 3, Leinster House. ...

Communications Climate Action & Environment Committee continues hearings on 2020 targets and Waste Reduction Bill

The Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment will continue its hearings on the Waste Reduction Bill 2017 [PMB] and meeting Ireland’s targets under the 2020 Climate & Energy Package at its meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 January 2018. ...

PHA and HSC Board issue drug safety warning

Published date:  Mon, 22/01/2018 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) are warning of the dangers of misusing benzodiazepines (benzos) and are urging those who feel unwe ...

Stay sun safe on snow and sand

Published date:  Mon, 22/01/2018 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Sunscreen is one holiday essential that often gets left behind when people pack for a winter holiday, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland ...

An exploration of the views of mental health nurses on the use of Electroconvulsive therapy for older adults for severe depressive illness in a mental health hospital

Title: An exploration of the views of mental health nurses on the use of Electroconvulsive therapy for older adults for severe depressive illness in a mental health hospital Authors: Anita Lonergan ...

        Good news for children and teenagers with diabetes – approval given to reimburse blood glucose management system Freestyle Libre – Harris

levels to be monitored without invasive finger prick testing, which will be very welcome news for both ...

Corporate report: NDA and PHE Epidemiology Governance Group Annual Report 2016 to 2017

Significant epidemiological and radiobiological research involving nuclear industry workers was previously sponsored by parts of the UK nuclear industry. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) now own and manage this work and its assets. Public Health En ...

Open consultation: UK SMI B 29: Investigation of specimens for screening for MRSA

Public Health England has opened a consultation this week in joint partnership with professional organisations. This consultation asks for feedback in relation to the Standards for Microbiology Investigations B 29: Investigation of specimens for screening ...

National Statistics: Geographic patterns of cancer survival in England: Adults diagnosed 2011 to 2015 and followed up to 2016

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

Issue 9: Measure of Activity and Participation (MAP)- Experience of those registered on the NPSDD with a neurological condition

This bulletin is the 9th in a series that presents Measure of Activity and Participation (MAP) data from the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD).  The MAP is a World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Functionin ...

Predictors of quality of life among inpatients in forensic mental health: implications for occupational therapists

Title: Predictors of quality of life among inpatients in forensic mental health: implications for occupational therapists Authors: O’ Flynn, Padraic; O’ Regan, Roisin; O’ Reilly, Ken; G Kennedy, Harry Description: Background: Optimising quality of life (QO ...

Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales with effect from 1/1/2018

Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales with effect from 1/1/2018 These scales must be read in conjunction with Department of Health Circular 18/2017 Pay adjustments and related measures ...

Flu rates up over 150% since start of 2018 show RCGP figures

Based on the rates presenting to the RSC, an estimated 31,300 patients in England attended their GP practice with influenza-like-illness (ILI) between 8-14 January- a rise of over 9,000 on the previous week. This takes into account data collected from ove ...

Workload in general practice a real concern, says RCGP

She said: "This survey backs up what the College has been saying for years – that many GPs and our teams are regularly working way beyond what could be considered safe for patients, and potentially jeopardising our own health and wellbeing. ...

Statement on the BMA Scottish General Practitioner Committee's decision to implement the proposed new GMS contract

"The launch of the new contract and the polling of the profession has not been without its challenges and many GPs, particularly in remote and rural and in deprived urban practices, have raised concerns about the impact of the proposed changes and ho ...

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