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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 ...

Housing Committee publishes report on social housing waiting lists

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government has published its ‘Report into the Examination of Local Authority Housing Lists.’  ...

Corporate report: Breast screening incident 2018: internal review

Public Health England (PHE) conducted this internal review following the national breast screening incident, announced in May 2018. ...

NTPF Publication of Waiting List Figures for November 2018

The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) have today (Thursday) published the waiting list numbers to the end of November. The figures show that the number of patients waiting for an inpatient or day case hospital procedure at the end of November was ju ...

Guidance: The use of biomarkers in carcinogenic risk assessment

A guidance statement from the Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COC). ...

Guidance: Breast screening: manage mammograms and records

NHS breast screening programme procedures for retaining, storing and disposing of mammograms and records. ...

News story: Cold weather health warnings issued by PHE

Cold weather puts young children, people over 65 and those with heart and lung conditions at risk from low temperatures. ...

RCGP Wales says it's time to 'move the dial of the health service in favour of general practice', in line with previous statement from the new First Minister

Responding to the election of Mark Drakeford AM as the new First Minister for Wales, RCGP Wales has called on him to 'move the dial of the health service in favour of general practice'. The First Minister previously made this statement in the We ...

Top spot at Harvard Medical School for Ulster University PhD graduate

Top spot at Harvard Medical School for Ulster University PhD graduate ...

Determined young mother overcomes debilitating health condition to graduate from Ulster University

Determined young mother overcomes debilitating health condition to graduate from Ulster University ...

NHS workers have 'lost confidence' in Capita, says RCGP after latest screening blunder

"This is simply not good enough. Less than a month since we initially heard about this cervical screening error, we are now hearing it is more serious, and has affected thousands more women. "Cervical screening is a successful national programme ...

Minister for Health pays tribute to John Connaghan

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD wishes to pay tribute to John Connaghan, who has announced his intention to move on from his position as interim Director General of the Health Service Executive. Minister Harris thanked Mr Connaghan for his commitment ...

Drink driving offences

Question I’ve heard the law around drink driving changed recently. What has changed? Answer Yes, the law around drink driving has changed. Since 26 October 2018, under the  Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018, drivers who previously got 3 penalty points for ...

Press release: Preventable illness is factor in slower life expectancy increases

A new report from Public Health England shows that preventable illness is one of many factors behind slowdown in raising life expectancy. ...

Minister Harris publishes the Implementation Plan for the recommendations of Dr Gabriel Scally on the CervicalCheck Screening Programme

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today published the Implementation Plan for the recommendations set out in Dr Gabriel Scally’s Report of the Scoping Inquiry into the CervicalCheck Programme, following a Government decision earlier today. This foll ...

Implementation Plan for Report of the Scoping Inquiry into CervicalCheck Issues

On 12th September the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, published the Report of the Scoping Inquiry into the CervicalCheck Screening Programme, which was conducted by Dr Gabriel Scally. Government is committed to implementing the 50 recommendations of ...

Guidance: Fiscal and pricing policies: evidence report and framework

Guidance on fiscal and pricing policies that aim to improve health outcomes. ...

Research and analysis: Recent trends in mortality in England: review and data packs

A report on recent trends in life expectancy and mortality in England. ...

GPs want to be at the forefront of technology but need significant investment in core IT services, says RCGP

"However, while fax machines may be terribly old-fashioned, they do work and remain a highly valued and reliable form of communication between many GP surgeries and their local hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacies. ...

Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, 5th Edition

  Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, Fifth Edition encompasses the full scope of acute dental trauma, including all aspects of interdisciplinary treatment. This new edition embraces the significant advances made in the subject of ...

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