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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

ESB to be recalled before Oireachtas Committee following EPA report

The ESB is being recalled before the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment following evidence from the Environmental Protection Agency on its ‘ESB Leaks’ investigation today. ...

Climate Action Committee to discuss Ireland’s support for a ‘Just Transition’

The Joint Committee on Climate Action will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, to discuss supporting a Just Transition. ...

Irish Farmers’ Association before Oireachtas Health Committee on Fair Deal scheme changes

The President of the Irish Farmers’ Association will discuss amendments to the Fair Deal Scheme when he appears before the Health Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, 13 November. Officials from the Department of Health will also outline the measures contained ...

General practice is a 'big ticket' issue for General Election – but GPs and patients will want swift action from new government, says RCGP

Responding to Labour's announcement of an NHS 'Rescue Plan', Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We are pleased to see that general practice and the enormous contribution of GPs to the NHS has beco ...

Parent’s Benefit

If you are on parent’s leave for a child born or adopted after 1 November 2019 you may get Parent’s Benefit if you have enough PRSI contributions. ...

Ulster University research indicates optimistic housing market in NI

Ulster University research indicates optimistic housing market in NI ...

Vital that patients who need the skills of a GP can access them- but home visits do take GPs out of surgery where they could be seeing more patients, says RCGP

The RCGP has responded to Local Medical Committee proposals on the future of home visits. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs and our teams are under enormous pressure and are working flat out to try and keep ...

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to meet with Bord na gCon for update on animal welfare issues in greyhound industry

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3.30pm in Committee Room 1 of Leinster House to hear an update on issues concerning the greyhound industry from representatives of Bord na gCon, the Irish Greyhound Bo ...

Open consultation: UK SMI S 7: gastroenteritis

Public Health England is seeking views on the UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations S 7, which apply to gastroenteritis. ...

EPA before Oireachtas Committee as 'ESB Leaks' hearings resume

The Environmental Protection Agency will appear before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment tomorrow, Tuesday, 12 November following the RTÉ Investigates, “ESB Leaks” programme. ...

Extra GP appointments 'cannot happen overnight' and must be backed by investment and support for GPs and their practices, says College

The College has responded to the Conservative Party's pledge to create 50m additional GP appointments by 2024/25. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Waiting times for a GP appointment have become the nation ...

Parents must not panic – or blame GPs for flu vaccine shortages, says College

possible, particularly those in high risk groups,  are vaccinated, but we were not anticipating this news ...

Guidance: Hepatitis E: health protection response to reports of infection

Guidance on low public health risk, surveillance process and follow up with contacts. ...

International Grand Committee meets in Dublin and agrees principles to advance global regulation of social media

Law makers from seven countries have signed a declaration in Dublin today to advance international collaboration in the regulation of social media to combat harmful content, hate speech and electoral interference online. ...

National Statistics: Substance misuse treatment for adults: statistics 2018 to 2019

Statistics on alcohol and drug misuse treatment for adults from PHE’s National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS). ...

PAC to examine Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Annual Report.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet tomorrow, Thursday, at 9am with officials from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. ...

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to meet with Irish Life

The Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection will meet tomorrow (Thursday) with representatives of Irish Life at 10.30am in Committee Room 4, Leinster House to discuss the transposition of the IORP II Directive into Irish law. ...

No-deal Brexit will damage patient care and the NHS, says College in new General Election manifesto

A no-deal Brexit will be 'hugely damaging' to patient care and 'must be avoided', warns the Royal College of GPs in its General Election manifesto, published today. #Back GP – A manifesto for general practice and patient care outlines ...

Form: Influenza serology request form

Request form for influenza virus serology. ...

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