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Format: 2014-10-23
Format: 2014-10-23

Department of Health response to Care Act consultation: views from the sector

23 Oct 2014
Responses to the consultation highlighted concerns about funding for adult social care What are the most important changes to the Care Act? The Department of Health has released its reply to the...

Mental health service provider fined following patient fall

23 Oct 2014
Mental health services provider North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a resident service user with a history of trying to abscond fell from the...

Don t miss out on a Winter Fuel Payment: Storey

23 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, today urged local people to check if they are eligible to receive a Winter Fuel Payment.

Storey congratulates housing association sector but calls on them to do more

23 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has congratulated the housing association sector for their commitment in achieving the Programme for Government targets for new social and affordable...

Music therapy may help address behavioural and emotional problems in children and adolescents Wells

23 Oct 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has commended research carried out in Northern Ireland into how music therapy may help the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents.

Storey welcomes appointment of contractors for £4million regeneration of Ballymena

23 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has welcomed the appointment of TAL Civil Engineering Ltd to undertake the £4million public realm improvements to Ballymena’s town centre.

Statistical Press Release - Publication of the Annual Northern Ireland Episode Based Acute Hospital Inpatient and Day Case Activity Data for 2013/14

23 Oct 2014
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety today published the Northern Ireland Episode Based Acute Hospital Inpatient and Day Case Activity Data for 2013/14.

Northern Ireland Housing Statistics 2013-2014 published

23 Oct 2014
The Northern Ireland Housing Statistics 2013-2014, detailing recent trends in housing in the province, was published by the Department for Social Development today.

Low vitamin D levels associated with worse disease activity, higher morbidity in IBD

23 Oct 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Toufic A. Kabbani, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, discusses the clinical impacts of his 5-year prospective study on the relationship between vitamin D levels and...

Health Minister praises Arthritis Care

23 Oct 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has praised the dedication and commitment of professionals and voluntary workers as he addressed Arthritis Care’s annual professional lecture in Parliament Buildings.

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