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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 ...

Stay at home – new measures in detail

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Health, Simon Harris, have issued strict guidelines for people to stay at home from midnight on 27 March 2020. The main rule is to  STAY AT HOME. You can only leave your home to: ...

New measures to combat COVID-19 from midnight on 27 March 2020

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD has announced further measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. From midnight on 27 March 2020, the following restrictions will be in place in Ireland: ...

Royal Colleges call for rapid deployment of PPE and testing of workers across all levels of healthcare system

Healthcare workers from domiciliary care to intensive care should be given the appropriate quantity and level of personal protection equipment (PPE) and rapid access to testing in readiness for Northern Ireland's Covid-19 surge. Senior medical leader ...

A message to all CCBS friends in these difficult times

The COVID-19 crisis is posing major challenges to all those who live on this island, these islands, and globally. Sadly, it is taking the lives of loved ones and causing distress to many, including financial distress as businesses are forced to cease trad ...

Guidance: Congenital hypothyroidism: initial clinical referral guidelines

Guidance on the referral and management of babies with congenital hypothyroidism (CHT). ...

Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: January 2020

Details of Public Health England transactions over £25,000 in January 2020. ...

RCGP demands clarity from Health Secretary on protective equipment for frontline GPs

Chair of the Royal College of GPs, Professor Martin Marshall has written to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, demanding urgent clarity for GPs around how and when to use the personal protective equipment they are receiving when ...

FSA publishes guidance for food businesses on coronavirus (COVID-19)

Advice for food businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK. ...

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for food businesses

Advice for food businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UK. ...

Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: February 2020

Details of Public Health England transactions over £25,000 in February 2020. ...

Transparency data: PHE government procurement card spend over £500: February 2020

Details of Public Health England (PHE)'s government procurement card expenditure over £500. ...

Research and analysis: Group A streptococcal infections: activity during the 2019 to 2020 season

Notifications of scarlet fever disease in England and data from invasive Group A streptococci (iGAS) surveillance. ...

COVID-19 – Ireland’s response

New measures were announced on 24 March 2020  in response to coronavirus. Measures to delay the spread of the virus, taken on 12 March 2020, included closing schools, colleges, childcare facilities and state-run cultural institutions. Pubs were also advis ...

Guidance: State of the North East 2020: reproductive health

An overview of women's reproductive health in the North East of England in 2020. ...

Official Statistics: National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Assessment of salt intake from urinary sodium in adults (aged 19 to 64 years) in England, 2018 to 2019

A survey of estimated salt intake (from urinary sodium) in adults in England published as part of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS). ...

National Statistics: Geographic patterns of cancer survival in England: adults diagnosed 2013 to 2017 and followed up to 2018

1-year and 5-year net-survival estimates for men, women and persons in England, by NHS Region, Cancer Alliance, and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships. ...

Information on “Cases” of COVID-19 [v2.0]

Information on “Cases” of COVID-19 [v2.0] Health Protection Surveillance Centre This sheet provides information on what is a case of COVID-19. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. ...

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings

Guidance for education and childcare settings on how to implement social distancing. ...

What are essential retail outlets?

On 24 March 2020, the Irish Government announced new restrictions to try and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. You can read the details of the new restrictions on gov.ie and in our document on public health measures for COVID-19. The following is an  ...

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