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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 ...

Agreement on GP Contractual Reform

The Department of Health, the HSE and the IMO have reached agreement on a set of measures on the provision of new services, including a structured chronic disease management programme, commencing in 2020, which will benefit over 430,000 Medical Card and G ...

Guidance: Mobile phone base stations: radio waves and health

Information on the different types of mobile phone base station, and how exposures are measured. ...

Appointments to CORU Registration Boards

Following a Public Service Appointments (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following as professional members of Registration Boards: Dietitians Registration Board Dr Anne Griffin from 9 May 2019 to 13 February 20 ...

Social Inclusion Forum 2019 Registration now open-EAPN Ireland Updates

Please find enclosed information which may be of interest to EAPN Ireland members including details on registering for the Social Inclusion Forum 2019, which takes place on May 22nd at the Aviva Conference Centre. ...

Professor James McLaughlin of Ulster University named among Nation’s Lifesavers

Professor James McLaughlin from Ulster University has today been recognised for his exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy. ...

RCGP to honour pioneering psychoanalysts who transformed GP training with blue plaque at former London home

The psychoanalysts worked with groups of pioneering GPs in the 1950s, holding teaching and research seminars to explore the dynamics of the doctor-patient relationships and its role in diagnosis and treatment. Their insights proved so powerful that there ...

PAC to discuss National Paediatric Hospital Development Board 2017 Financial Statements & cost escalation

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet tomorrow with Officials from the Department of Health; the HSE and the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB). ...

Climate Action Committee to discuss EU Commission strategy for climate action

The Joint Committee on Climate Action will meet tomorrow to discuss ‘A clean planet for all’, the new EU Long Term Strategy for climate neutral economy. ...

Notice of the appointment of Chairperson to the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board.

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D. has appointed Mr Fred Barry as Chairperson of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board. This appointment is for the period until 30 July 2023. ...

Appointment to the Health Products Regulatory Authority – March 2019

The Minister has appointed Professor David Kerins as a member of the Health Products Regulatory Authority. This appointment is for the period from 22 March 2019 until 31 December 2020. Professor David Kerins has served as a member of the Advisory Committe ...

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Improving access to Home Support – Statement from Minister Daly

Improving access to home support is a priority for the Government, and Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly TD, acknowledges concerns and queries raised in the past number of days in relation to home support services. Over the past four y ...

Guidance: Group A Streptococcal Disease: information for people in prison

Information for people in prison about Group A Streptococcal Disease (GAS) infections and what they should do in the event of signs or symptoms of infection. ...

New evidence on thyroid hormones 'powerful', but patients should not stop taking prescribed medication, says College

She said: "Prescribing is a core skill for GPs and we will always aim to take into account the physical, psychological and social factors potentially affecting a patient before recommending any form of medication – as well as taking into account rele ...

Guidance: Latent TB infection (LTBI): testing and treatment

Advice for commissioners and practitioners implementing local LTBI testing and treatment for migrants. ...

Terms of the CervicalCheck Non-Disclosure Ex-Gratia Scheme

The terms of the CervicalCheck non-disclosure ex-gratia Scheme were approved by Government on the 11th of March 2019, including an Independent Assessment Panel comprising a retired High Court Judge (who will act as Chair), an independent clinician and a p ...

British Irish Parliamentary Assembly opens with emphasis on climate action measures

British Irish Parliamentary Assembly opens with emphasis on climate action measures Assembly also hears from UK Ambassador on British-Irish relations ...

News story: PHE spotlights nurses and midwives' roles in global public health

A conference led by Public Health England highlights the vital contributions made by nurses and midwives to improving health and wellbeing worldwide. ...

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