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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 ...

Same-day pharmacy consultations could help relieve GP pressures, says College

She said: "Introducing a greater variety of roles into the general practice team and making the best possible use of primary care professionals in the community is key to helping relieve the intense resource and workforce pressures facing GPs, and ul ...

News story: Heat health advice: 2019

Warmer weather forecasts for parts of England have prompted advice to take care from Public Health England (PHE). ...

Detailed guide: Whooping cough (pertussis): immunisation of healthcare workers

Information on the immunisation of health professionals and advice for healthcare workers exposed to whooping cough. ...

Guidance: Integrated care in England: public health advice and support

Guidance for directors of public health around implications for statutory advice and support, arising from greater integration of health and care services. ...

FSA publishes its Annual Report and Accounts for 2018/19

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published its Annual Report and Accounts for the past financial year. It covers our performance and activities in 2018/19 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland at a net cost of £98.7 million. ...

Sláintecare Mid-Year Report 2019

The Sláintecare Mid-Year Report outlines progress made in the first six months of 2019, with almost 100% of activities progressing as anticipated in the 2019 Action Plan. ...

Corporate report: Ebola Biobank: 2015 specimen transfer

Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), Sierra Leone and Public Health England's Ebola Biobank 2015 export approval for secure specimen transfer to the UK. ...

Ebola risk in Europe remains very low – no travel or trade restrictions recommended

On Wednesday 17 July 2019, the Director-General of the WHO declared the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. This declaration is a mechanism to mobilise more attenti ...

Guidance: Surveillance and audiological referral guidelines

This document for healthcare professionals covers surveillance, referral and audiological monitoring following newborn hearing screening. ...

Appointment of Mr Brian Fitzgerald as Chair of the National Haemophilia Council

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed Mr Brian Fitzgerald as Chair of the National Haemophilia Council for a three-year period with effect from 1 August 2019. Mr Brian Fi ...

Correspondence: Immunisation survey 2019: attitudes of young people and parents

Letter to public health professionals about the 2019 survey into attitudes to vaccination among young people and parents. ...

Guidance: Dental radiographic X-ray imaging: dose to patients

This report reviews data on patient doses and equipment trends in dental X-ray imaging procedures between 2014 and 2017. ...

Ethics and Law for School Psychologists, 7th Edition

  Ethics and Law for School Psychologists is the single best source of authoritative information on the ethical and legal issues school psychologists face every day. Designed specifically to meet the unique needs of psychologists in school settings, this ...

Minister for Health confirms restructuring of health services and delivers key Sláintecare commitment

· Six regional health bodies to deliver people-centred health and social care; · Regional health bodies will have their own budget based on local population needs; · Improved accountability and transparency ...

Findings from the Public Consultation on Geographic Alignment of Hospital Groups and Community Healthcare Organisations

A public consultation on the process of Geographic Alignment of Community Healthcare Organisations (CHOs) and Hospital Groups was conducted by the Department of Health in April-May 2018 and this report provides a synthesis and summary of all submissions r ...

Appointments to St. James’s Hospital Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed/re-appointed the following as members of St. James’s Hospital Board   ...

Appointments to the Health Research Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following persons as members of the Health Research Board.  These appointments are with effect from 15 July 2019 to 14 July 2024 ...

Final Report on the Enhanced Care Model

The Enhanced Care Model was created using the evidence and learning arising from the implementation of the Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing and Skill Mix in General and Specialist Medical and Surgical Care Settings. The Report outlines a new model of car ...

Appointments to the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed/re-appointed the following as members of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland from 18 June 2019 to 17 June 2023: ...

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