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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 ...

Extra GP appointments 'cannot happen overnight' and must be backed by investment and support for GPs and their practices, says College

The College has responded to the Conservative Party's pledge to create 50m additional GP appointments by 2024/25. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "Waiting times for a GP appointment have become the nation ...

Parents must not panic – or blame GPs for flu vaccine shortages, says College

possible, particularly those in high risk groups,  are vaccinated, but we were not anticipating this news ...

Guidance: Hepatitis E: health protection response to reports of infection

Guidance on low public health risk, surveillance process and follow up with contacts. ...

International Grand Committee meets in Dublin and agrees principles to advance global regulation of social media

Law makers from seven countries have signed a declaration in Dublin today to advance international collaboration in the regulation of social media to combat harmful content, hate speech and electoral interference online. ...

National Statistics: Substance misuse treatment for adults: statistics 2018 to 2019

Statistics on alcohol and drug misuse treatment for adults from PHE’s National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS). ...

PAC to examine Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection Annual Report.

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will meet tomorrow, Thursday, at 9am with officials from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. ...

Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection to meet with Irish Life

The Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection will meet tomorrow (Thursday) with representatives of Irish Life at 10.30am in Committee Room 4, Leinster House to discuss the transposition of the IORP II Directive into Irish law. ...

No-deal Brexit will damage patient care and the NHS, says College in new General Election manifesto

A no-deal Brexit will be 'hugely damaging' to patient care and 'must be avoided', warns the Royal College of GPs in its General Election manifesto, published today. #Back GP – A manifesto for general practice and patient care outlines ...

Form: Influenza serology request form

Request form for influenza virus serology. ...

Brexit’s impact on health law in Ireland to be discussed at Joint Committee on Health

The implications of Brexit for health law in Ireland and the EU will be discussed at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health tomorrow, Wednesday, 6 November, In Leinster House, Committee room 4 at 9am. ...

Climate Action Committee to discuss Ireland’s preparedness ahead of upcoming UN Convention on Climate Change

The Joint Committee on Climate Action will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, to discuss Ireland’s preparations and contribution to next months United Nations Convention on Climate Change. ...

FSA Social Science Symposium centres on food, innovation and the future consumer

Lab grown meat, the perspectives of Generation Z, climate change and the impact of space technology on the food system were some of the topics discussed at our third annual Symposium of Social Science. ...

Official Statistics: Productive Healthy Ageing Profile: November 2019 update

Additional and updated indicators for a range of topics relevant to healthy ageing. ...

Official Statistics: Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: 2019 to 2020 quarterly data

Number and proportion of infants who have been fully, partially or not at all breastfed at 6 to 8 weeks after birth. ...

Official Statistics: Public health outcomes framework: November 2019 data update

The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) examines indicators that help health and care professionals and the public to understand trends in public health. ...

Official Statistics: Local tobacco control profiles for England: November 2019 update

An overview of the extent of tobacco use, tobacco related harm and the measures being taken to reduce this harm at a local level in England. ...

Detailed guide: Hepatitis B: clinical and public health management

Information for healthcare professionals on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of hepatitis B. ...

Official Statistics: Child development outcomes at 2 to 2 and a half years experimental statistics: 2018 to 2019 data

Annual datasets and commentary (quarters 1 to 4) for local authority metrics on outcomes as measured by the Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3 (ASQ-3). ...

HSE and ICGP before Joint Oireachtas Committee on Key Issues affecting the Traveller Community

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