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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 ...

Communications Committee to hear from eir and ESB on National Broadband Plan

The Joint Communications, Climate Action and Environment Committee will resume its investigation into the National Broadband Plan at meetings tomorrow Tuesday, 25th and Wednesday, 26th June in Leinster House. ...

RCGP Scotland launches 2019 awards to highlight excellence across general practice

With many of the awards being peer-nominated, and with a submission deadline of 29 July 2019, RCGP Scotland is encouraging GPs, trainees, trainers and patients to submit nominees as soon as possible. New awards have been developed for medical students, ea ...

Research and analysis: Measles notifications, by age group, region and sex

Cases of suspected measles reported by registered medical practitioners to local councils or local health protection teams. ...

Guidance: Swim healthy

How to reduce the risk of becoming ill after swimming in lakes, rivers and estuaries. ...

Guidance: Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening: how it works

A quick reference overview of the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme. ...

Correspondence: Diabetic eye screening: invitation and result letter templates

Local NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) providers must use these letters to invite people for screening and inform them of their results. ...

Ulster University opens state-of-the-art facility dedicated to nutrition and cardiovascular disease

Ulster University opens state-of-the-art facility dedicated to nutrition and cardiovascular disease ...

Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: March 2019

Details of Public Health England transactions over £25,000 in March 2019. ...

Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: February 2019

Details of Public Health England transactions over £25,000 in February 2019. ...

Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: January 2019

Details of Public Health England transactions over £25,000 in January 2019. ...

Better integration of routine and out-of-hours GP services needed, says RCGP

College Chair, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, said: "GPs and our teams make far more patient contacts than any other service in the NHS, and we do so where patients want it – at home and in the community, ensuring that we keep as many patients as po ...

Guidance: Child oral health: applying All Our Health

Evidence and guidance to help healthcare professionals improve child oral health. ...

Guidance: Typhoid: the green book, chapter 33

Typhoid immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates. ...

Promotional material: Measles: don't let your child catch it flyer (for schools)

The flyer contains information and advice on measles and the MMR vaccine. ...

Guidance: Musculoskeletal health: 5 year prevention strategic framework

A statement of PHE, NHS England and Versus Arthritis’ commitments to promote musculoskeletal health and to prevent musculoskeletal conditions. ...

Appointments to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)

On the nomination of the Optical Registration Board, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed/appointed the following as professional members of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council.    Mr Owen Blee Re-appointment from 15 J ...

Appointments to the Board of the Health Service Executive (HSE)

28.05.2019 The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has announced two new appointees to the Board of the HSE.   Mr Brendan Lenihan ...

Summary of discussions at the FSA Board meeting on 19 June 2019

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board discussed an update on the Government’s Allergen labelling review, a model for food standards official controls, the Science Council’s recommendations on horizon scanning, the FSA’s sampling strategy and the FSA’s appr ...

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to discuss Bogus Self Employment

The Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection will meet tomorrow, Thursday, to resume discussion on the topic of bogus self employment. ...

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