Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment
Belgium piloted its first Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) framework in 2008. The framework provides the basis to improve decision-making in health systems. Taking the Belgian experience...
Vacancy: Receptionist/Administrative Assistant at the UK Data Archive
The UK Data Service, the national data service for the social sciences, is ....[24/4/2014]
World Immunisation Week
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Immunisation Week takes place from 24-30 April 2014.
During the week the WHO encourages people around the world to find out what vaccines are available,...
E-referrals to go live in November
The NHS e-referral service will go live in November this year, the Health and Social Care Information Centre has said.
Reduction in number of dogs in pounds
A dog welfare charity has welcomed an 11.5% reduction in the number of dogs entering the pound system in Ireland.
Biologics improved RA patients’ physical function after failure of other treatments
Biologic therapy was effective in improving physical function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had failed disease-modifying antirheumatic drug or anti-tumor necrosis factor treatments,...
Anger over 'draconian' GP plan
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) says it is 'appalled' at legislative proposals for the under sixes free GP scheme, published today by the Department of Health.
The proposals would effectively...
Single mothers 'not unhappy'
Being a single mother does not have a negative impact on a woman's happiness, a new study suggests.
According to European researchers, raising children on your own can create many challenges, such as...
'ED pressure leading to higher waiting lists'
An increase in hospital emergency department attendances in the first three months of this year has led to an upsurge in waiting lists, according to the HSE.
irishhealth.com revealed last week that...
Public asked to talk about mental health
The number of people affected by mental health problems in Ireland is enough to fill Croke Park 14 times over, experts have said.
According to See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership,...