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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 ...

FSA research suggests new higher estimates for the role of food in UK illness

A scientific review by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) estimating that around 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness occur every year in the UK has been published. This is up from the 2009 estimate of approximately one million. ...

Information about coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness. It has not previously been seen in humans. To date, there has been no confirmed case of coronavirus in Ireland and the risk of getting coronavirus in Ireland is low. You do not need to follow any advice ...

Food Standards Agency launches new campaign to encourage NI people to ‘Check the Label’ on food items

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Northern Ireland (NI) has launched an integrated marketing campaign across NI to encourage people to ‘Check the Label.’ The campaign is designed to educate and motivate consumers to make healthier informed choices when fo ...

College launches new MyRCGP app

"GPs are busy people and our members need immediate access to important College news. We've worked ...

Dates for Seanad elections confirmed

The @HousingPress have confirmed the dates and times for the forthcoming Seanad elections. To see the timetable, or learn more about the election process, you can read our document https://t.co/5z2zK5z69j @OireachtasNews @MerrionStreet ...

Food Standards Agency sets deadline for the CBD industry and provides safety advice to consumers

The FSA has set a deadline for CBD businesses to provide more information about CBD products and their contents. It also advises vulnerable groups not to take CBD, and healthy adults to take no more than 70mg a day. ...

Scrapping partnership model won't help meet workforce targets, says RCGP

Responding to the latest Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) report 'Realising the neighbourhood NHS: Delivering a new deal for primary care in England' Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The Colleg ...

FSA welcomes sentencing in US DNP trial

The Food Standards Agency welcomes the sentencing of a man who unlawfully sold DNP, resulting in the deaths of three people. ...

Voting in the general election

There is a  general election in Ireland on Saturday 8 February 2020. Polling stations are open  from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Your polling station (where you go to cast your vote) is on your polling card, which you should have received by post. ...

New GP contract 'catalyst' to deliver promised funding and workforce to general practice, says RCGP

Responding to the new GP contract negotiated by the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA and NHS England, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "This is an encouraging contract and we thank our colleagues at the Ge ...

College can't support FGM screening in general practice without evidence of its benefit for patients

In response to the latest manifesto from ACTION: FGM, a coalition of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivors, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Female Genital Mutation (FGM) is a horrific crime that affects women ...

College defends GPs on lung cancer diagnosis

The RCGP has responded to a Guardian article 'Late diagnosis of lung cancer hitting survival rate, study says' that featured on Friday 31 January. This letter has been published today. Sir, It is wrong to put the blame of late-stage lung cancer ...

Brexit updates on citizensinformation.ie

On  31 January 2020 at 11 pm the UK exited the EU. From that date, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union and is considered a third country. ...

Communicable Disease Update; Vol 19 (1), February 2020

Communicable Disease Update; Vol 19 (1), February 2020 Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health ...

The Director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies reflects on the UK’s departure from the EU

As of 11pm today – the 31st of January 2020 – the UK will officially no longer be a member of the European Union. The issue of Brexit (and even before that, the UK’s changing attitudes to the EU), and principally how it may affect relations within and bet ...

Statement on Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Latest statement from the Royal College of GPs on Statement on Covid-19 (coronavirus). Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We're closely monitoring updates from relevant authorities, such as Public Health England ...

Contract for FSA Delivered Meat and Dairy Official Controls awarded to Eville and Jones Ltd

The contract for Official Controls delivery in approved meat and dairy establishments in England and Wales will be delivered by Eville and Jones Ltd, on behalf of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) from 30 March 2020. ...

Workload and lack of time with patients must be tackled to address GP burnout

Responding to research in the BMJ Open on stress and burn out in doctors, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Doctors across the NHS work hard for their patients, but GPs and our teams are at the front line of deliver ...

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

In response to the current Wuhan Novel Coronavirus outbreak College Chair Professor Martin Marshall has issued the following statement today. Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We're closely monitoring updates f ...

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