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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 ...

Sláintecare Integration Fund Application Guide

The Sláintecare Action Plan 2019 establishes the building blocks for a significant shift in the way in which health services are delivered in Ireland. It seeks to deliver on the Future of Healthcare Committee’s vison of a health system in which care is pr ...

Minister for Health appoints Health Research Consent Declaration Committee

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed 15 persons to the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee. The Consent Declaration Committee was provided for in Health Research Regulations made by the Minister under the Data Protection Act 2018. ...

Ulster University showcases cutting edge research at Imagine Belfast Festival

Ulster University has unveiled an exciting programme of events at the forthcoming Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas and Politics. As a funder of the unique festival, the university is organising seven events on 25 March designed to showcasing its cutting-e ...

Taoiseach and Minister for Health welcome launch of €20m Slaintecare Integration Fund for new models of health and social care

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister for Health Simon Harris TD have today (Friday) welcomed the launch of the €20m Sláintecare Integration Fund and invited health and social care providers to pitch their ideas. Successful service delivery projects will ...

Press release: Funding awarded to 23 projects to help those affected by alcohol

Local authorities across the country will use £6 million funding to increase access to alcohol treatments, with a focus on helping parents and rough sleepers. ...

Minister for Health Publishes Review of Implementation Plan by Dr. Gabriel Scally

The Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today published a review by Dr Gabriel Scally into the Department of Health’s Implementation Plan. ...

Guidance: Tuberculosis (TB): information for discipline and wing staff

Advice for non-healthcare staff who work in UK prisons on spotting and handling TB cases. ...

Guidance: Psychotropic drugs and people with learning disabilities or autism

Describes a system to track prescribing of antipsychotics, antidepressants and other psychotropics for people with learning disabilities, autism or both. ...

Increases in social welfare payments

Social welfare rates are due to increase from this week. The relevant documents will be updated on citizensinformation.ie on the date the changes take effect. You can read a summary of the changes on welfare.ie. ...

Increases in social welfare payments

Social welfare rates are due to increase from this week. The payments and dates of change are set out in the table below. The relevant documents will be updated on citizensinformation.ie on the date the changes take effect. You can read a summary of the c ...

We must never give up on building the GP workforce says College

She said: "We agree with the writers of this report that the GP workforce faces significant challenges but we disagree that these are insurmountable. We must not, under any circumstances, give up on our aims and endeavours to build the GP workforce – ...

Minister McGrath welcomes World Down Syndrome Day

The Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath TD, today marked World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been celebrated all over the world since 2006. ...

RCGP Wales responds to new GP access standards

"GPs always strive to deliver the highest standard of patient care and we are proud that the overwhelming majority of patients (86%) are satisfied with the service that they receive from their family doctor. We must not forget that all too often GPs ...

Guidance: Quality in public health: a shared responsibility

A new framework for England that aims to raise quality in public health services and functions. ...

Guidance: Viral rash in pregnancy

Information on the investigation, diagnosis and management of a pregnant woman who has, or is exposed to, viral rash illness. ...

Guidance: Health matters: tobacco and alcohol CQUIN

This resource makes the case for why NHS providers should implement the 'Screening and brief advice for tobacco and alcohol use in inpatient settings' CQUIN. ...

Minister for Health pays tribute to Laura Brennan

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has paid tribute to Laura Brennan, who has sadly passed away. Minister Harris said “I am deeply saddened to learn of Laura’s passing. Laura was an incredible young woman and a powerful campaigner. Despite her illness, ...

Guidance: NDTMS: reference data

Document that defines the reference data (text to codal values) to use with the national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS) dataset. ...

Guidance: Risk Assessment of Avian Influenza A(H9N2)

The risk to UK residents travelling to China is very low. This update includes information and advice for travellers and clinicians. ...

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