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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 ...

Guidance: Public Health England: approach to surveillance

Surveillance ensures that PHE has the right information available at the right time to inform public health decisions and actions. This guide focuses on the need for high quality evidence from our surveillance systems and sets out how strategies can be de ...

Minister Harris announces significant Patient Safety Progress – Approval of the General Scheme of the Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today received Government approval for the drafting of the Patient Safety (Licensing) Bill.   The General Scheme of the Bill is now being referred to the Oireachtas Committee on Health for pre-legislative scrutiny Speak ...

Health Ministers Announce New Supports for Carers & People with Disabilities

–        GP Visit Cards for all in receipt of carers allowance –        €10 million extra for respite care ...

Health Committee to discuss Consultants’ Contracts issue highlighted by RTÉ Primetime Investigates

The Joint Committee on Health will meet at 9am in CR3 tomorrow. ...

Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare publishes Interim Report

The Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare has today published its Interim Report. ...

Ministers Harris and Daly launch report of the National Youth Mental Health Task Force

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly TD today (Tuesday) launched the report of the National Youth Mental Health Task Force. ...

National Youth Mental Health Task Force Report 2017

The National Youth Mental Health Task Force was established in response to an undertaking in the Programme for Partnership Government to provide national leadership in the field of youth mental health and to enhance how the public, private, voluntary and ...

Housing Committee to conduct Detailed Scrutiny of Local Government (Establishment of Town Councils) Bill 2017 [PMB]

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow to conduct Detailed Scrutiny of the Local Government (Establishment of Town Councils Commission) Bill 2017 [PMB] ...

Get kids’ flu vaccine before Christmas to help protect them and other family members

Published date:  Tue, 12/12/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection With just under half of eligible pre-schoolers having received this year’s flu vaccine, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging parents to get young children vaccinated ahead of Christmas to ...

Rural and Community Development Committee to discuss National Planning Framework with Minister

Ireland 2040, the Government’s National Planning Framework will be on the agenda of the Oireachtas Committee on Rural and Community Development when it meets Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Damien English TD tomorrow, Wednesday, 13 Dece ...

Enjoying Christmas with a loved one who has dementia

Published date:  Tue, 12/12/2017 Directorate:  Nursing Christmas can pose challenges for people living with dementia, and those close to them. Here are some tips to help everyone enjoy the festive season. In the lead up to the Christmas period involve your ...

Health Research Board publish latest drug-related deaths figures

Almost two people died each day in Ireland during 2015 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use according to the latest figures from the Health Research Board (HRB). This represents almost 20,000 potential life years lost* in j ...

Health Research Board publish latest drug-related deaths figures

Almost two people died each day in Ireland during 2015 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use according to the latest figures from the Health Research Board (HRB). This represents almost 20,000 potential life years lost* in j ...

Impossible for every GP practice to be open every night and every weekend in current climate, says RCGP

"Patients need to be aware that the scheme announced today will offer them a GP consultation, but not necessarily with their usual GP or at their own GP practice. "Hardworking GPs and our teams are offering more consultations than ever before – ...

Flu is not sexist, says RCGP in response to BMJ 'man flu' article

"We're sorry to be the bearer of disappointing news for half the population – but ...

'Peppa Pig' highlights great GP care- but we must remember real life pressures facing general practice, says RCGP

She said: "It's wonderful that youngsters who watch Peppa Pig are seeing great examples of high-quality, compassionate, person-centred NHS general practice- the desire to deliver this being the main reason many of us become GPs in the first plac ...

Agriculture Committee to discuss Coillte’s Annual Report and Climate Change

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine meets tomorrow at 4pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Preventing falls this winter

Published date:  Mon, 11/12/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement About one third of people over the age of 65 years fall each year, yet around 50 percent of falls are known to be preventable. The Public Health Agency (PHA), in associa ...

Guidance: Breast screening: interval cancers and duty of candour toolkit

These documents are a toolkit of guidance on interval breast cancers for healthcare professionals to use when applying the duty of candour. ...

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