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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 ...

Guidance: Health matters: preventing STIs

A professional resource for local authorities and commissioners on the prevention of five common sexually transmitted infections. ...

Case study: Accessing sexual health testing online

Londoners can now access sexual health testing online, through the new Sexual Health London (SHL) service, which was introduced in 2018. ...

Case study: The role of community pharmacies in sexual health services

A central component of Umbrella Sexual Health in Birmingham is the work being undertaken by a formally contracted network of 174 community pharmacies. ...

Case study: A single contract for sexual health services across Teesside

Sexual Health Teesside is a collaboratively commissioned sexual health service with a prime provider that works to one contract signed by all 7 commissioners. ...

Managing Multi-morbidity and Obesity Study Day – Norfolk

Norfolk Obesity Network and ASO East of England Network Managing Multi-morbidity and Obesity Study Day Free of charge.  Registration now open until 21st October 2019 Enquiries to  karen.cullum@nnuh.nhs.uk View the programme and register here ...

Re-appointment of Chair and appointments/re-appointments of 13 members to the Dublin Dental Hospital Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed Mr Frank Nolan as Chairman of the Dublin Dental Hospital Board and appointed/re-appointed 13 members. All appointments/re-appointments are for a four year term from 2nd August 2019 to 1st August ...

Disingenuous to suggest GPs are shirking responsibilities to patients, says RCGP

"We want our patients to be able to see a GP or member of the practice team when they need to- and it is as frustrating for us as it is for them when they have to wait too long for an appointment. Indeed, it is testament to the hard work and dedicati ...

Guidance: Preventing falls in people with learning disabilities

To help public health, health professionals, paid social care staff and family members to prevent falls in people with learning disabilities. ...

Guidance: Health inequalities in ageing in rural and coastal areas

An evidence summary of health inequalities among older people in coastal and rural areas. ...

Guidance: Local alcohol services and systems improvement tool

Guidance and tools to help plan and improve local alcohol systems, services and interventions to reduce alcohol harm, using the CLeaR approach. ...

Advanced Practice in Healthcare: Dynamic Developments in Nursing and Allied Health Professions, 4th Edition

  The definitive resource for advanced practice within nursing and the allied health professions—revised, expanded, and updated throughout. Advanced practice is an established and continuously evolving part of healthcare workforces around the world as a l ...

System-wide approach to tackling falling childhood vaccination rates welcome, says RCGP

"Vaccinations are simple, easy and highly effective health interventions and in most cases, they protect for life. Across the NHS we are doing a good job of getting this message across to patients, and in the UK we actually have high take-up rates of ...

More targeted approach to health checks welcome, but method needs careful consideration, says RCGP

Professor Stokes-Lampard said: "The College has questioned the benefits of blanket health checks for everyone over a certain age for a long time- so a more targeted, evidence-based approach is certainly a positive step forward. "However, while t ...

New National Clinical Guidelines on Ovarian and Oesophageal Cancer Launched by Minister for Health Simon Harris

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Thursday) launched two new National Clinical Guidelines to help healthcare professionals with the diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with oesophageal or oesophagogastric junction cancer and the diagnosi ...

Patients need to know where to turn when they're ill, says RCGP

Professor Stokes-Lampard said: "We understand our patients' frustrations when they cannot secure a GP appointment when they need one, and GPs and our teams share their concerns. "However, patients should only ever go to A&E in an emerge ...

Research shows disparities in children’s visual health between Northern Ireland and the Republic

Collaborative study shows children in the Republic of Ireland are four times more likely to suffer from amblyopia, more commonly known as a lazy eye, after the optimum treatment period than children in Northern Ireland. ...

Guidance: Sodium hypochlorite: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on sodium hypochlorite, a common bleaching agent, for use in responding to chemical incidents. ...

Guidance: Phosgene: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on phosgene (also known as carbonic dichloride, carbonyl chloride or chloroformyl chloride), for responding to chemical incidents. ...

Guidance: Hydrogen chloride: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on hydrogen chloride (also known as hydrochloric acid), for use in responding to chemical incidents. ...

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