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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 ...

Know Your Rights: European Health Insurance Card

Question My partner and I are planning a holiday in Spain. How do we access public healthcare services if one of us becomes ill when abroad? Answer (April 2018) You and your partner each need a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). This card allows you t ...

Research and analysis: Common animal-associated infections quarterly reports: 2018

For previous years’ reports see: ...

More than one in five Scottish GPs are so stressed they feel they cannot cope at least once a week

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland (RCGP Scotland) has published the figures to raise awareness of the impact of rising workloads on GPs'own mental health and wellbeing. Due to a shortage of fami ...

News story: How the UK is helping to tackle Ebola in the DRC

A vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of Ebola is soon to begin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thanks to UK aid and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The vaccine was developed in trials funded by the Department of International Development ...

Almost one in three GPs are so stressed they feel they cannot cope at least once a week

Almost one in three GPs are so stressed they feel they cannot cope at least once a week To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, RCGP Wales has published the figures to raise awareness of the impact of rising workloads on GPs' own mental health and well ...

Press release: Ebola outbreak: UK Public Health Rapid Support Team deploys to DRC

On 8 May 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Government declared a new outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the country’s ninth outbreak. The latest situation report can be found on the WHO website. The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-P ...

Post primary schools in Northern Ireland urged to complete health and wellbeing survey

Post primary schools in County Antrim urged to complete health and wellbeing survey ...

General Scheme Health (Amendment) Bill – HSE Board Bill

General Scheme Health (Amendment) Bill – HSE Board Bill ...

GPs still 'dealing with the fallout' of Capita failures, says College

"This is a damning but fair account that highlights how NHS contracts have been awarded to private companies, such as Capita, for work that is substantially more complex than had been assumed, and that they have failed to deliver effectively as a res ...

Tidy Towns deadline

The Tidy Towns competition is a yearly contest in which participating areas are rated on all aspects of their local environment. It is run by the Department of Rural and Community Development. ...

RCGPNI responds to HSC Workforce Strategy

"Under this strategy, GP workforce pressures must be addressed. General practice sits at the heart of our primary care workforce and the reality is that we currently do not have enough GPs to meet the demands of our population. Adding to the pressure ...

Minister to discuss housing, homelessness, “Rebuilding Ireland” plan with Housing Committee

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy will address the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government at 2 p.m. Thursday in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Minister Daly launches Mental Health Reform e-mental health report

The Minister of State for Mental Health, Jim Daly TD has today launched the eMental Health: State of the Art report. Welcoming today’s report launch he said, ‘As the Minister with responsibility for mental health, events like this gives me an opportunity ...

Press release: New funding for suicide prevention in England

The investment announced today by the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England marks the start of a 3-year programme worth £25 million that will reach the whole country by 2021. It forms part of the government’s c ...

Opening Statements to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health

Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health by Jim Breslin, Secretary General, Department of Health 16 May 2017 I would like to thank the Committee for the opportunity for myself and Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer of the Department of He ...

Open consultation: Proposed changes to NIPE hip screening pathway

The  NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) programme  screens newborn babies within 72 hours of birth, and then once again between 6 and 8 weeks of age, for conditions relating to their eyes, heart, hips and testes. An expert hip screening wo ...

Time to protect against Lyme disease

During the summer, as people spend more time outdoors, the risk of tick bites increases. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is urging people to protect themselves against Lyme disease, which is transmitted by infected biting ticks. Lyme dise ...

Teacher, parent groups to discuss rising childhood obesity at Children and Youth Affairs Committee

Teacher and parent organisations are addressing Ireland’s growing problem of childhood obesity at Wednesday's meeting of the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs. ...

Future of Mental Health Care Committee seeks answers from HSE executives

Senior executives of the Health Service Executive are appearing on Wednesday before the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care to answer questions about the HSE’s senior leadership reorganisation and oversight of mental health services. ...

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