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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 ...

Event: Management of Chronic Disease and Multimorbidity – November 8, 2018

This  free  education event is aimed at GP’s and practice nurses and allied health professionals who manage chronic diseases, such as Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, or undertake health checks. Organised by the Norfolk Obesity Network, sup ...

10,000 fewer patients on hospital waiting lists one year on – Minister Harris welcomes NTPF progress update

The Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (Friday) welcomed the progress update issued by the NTPF and the reductions achieved in the waiting lists for operations and procedures saying this progress will be built on in the second half of the year ...

Interim update report on the Inpatient Day Case Action Plan 2018

17th August 2018 The Department of Health, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) published details of the Inpatient/Day Case (IPDC) Action Plan 2018 on 12th April. The NTPF, today, (17th August 2018) published ...

Flexible working helps GP workforce, says RCGP

"It's not a surprise to see that more GP trainees are planning to either work part-time, or opt for portfolio careers – meaning that they undertake work in other areas of healthcare, as well as clinical work. The intense resource and workforce p ...

Press release: UK response to the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, DRC

The UK is working closely with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners to tackle the latest outbreak of Ebola in the country. ...

Guidance: The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust: cervical screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust held on 25 January 2018. ...

Guidance: Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust: cervical screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 16 November 2017. ...

Guidance: Aintree University Hospitals: diabetic eye screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to North Mersey held on 18 January 2018. ...

Guidance: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust: abdominal aortic aneurysm

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust held on 25 January 2018. ...

Research and analysis: Human plutonium biokinetics: a compilation of experimental data

This report is an update of HPA-RPD-017 (2006), and provides a summary of data from UK human volunteer plutonium biokinetic studies. ...

Guidance: Southend University: antenatal and newborn screening programmes

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust held on 31 January 2018. ...

Guidance: The Royal Free London NHS Trust: cervical screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust held between the 2nd and the 12th of June 2017. ...

Study finds that TV is key to keeping young adolescents active

An Ulster University research study has shown that TV has a key role to play in promoting physical activity among young people aged between 11 and 13 years of age. ...

News story: New data links route to cancer diagnosis and treatment

Data from Public Health England show that patients diagnosed through screening, GP referral or 2-week referrals likely to have more treatment options. ...

Minister Daly congratulates Leaving Certificate students and asks them to take care of their mental health

Minister for Mental Health Jim Daly today (Wednesday) congratulated all the students collecting the results of their Leaving Certificate. ...

Better information sharing needed when patients are discharged from hospital, says RCGP Wales

Dr Martin O'Donnell, RCGP Wales Vice-Chair, said: "Patient discharge arrangements are a common source of frustration for patients, and they can be frustrating for GPs as well. When they leave hospitals patients are not discharged from care, rath ...

Reminder – Have your Say on the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services

A public consultation by the Department of Health on behalf of the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services is currently underway. The deadline for the submission of responses is 1 p.m. on Friday 17th August. The link to complete the consultation qu ...

Evidence-Based Evolutionary Medicine

  A groundbreaking, evidence-based text to the growing field of evolutionary medicine Evidence-Based Evolutionary Medicine offers a comprehensive review of the burgeoning field of evolutionary medicine and explores vital topics such as evolution, ecology, ...

Onychomycosis: Diagnosis and Effective Management

  The definitive guide to one of the world’s most prevalent dermatologic conditions Onychomycosis is a fungal nail disease that accounts for 40% of all nail disorders, affecting 1 out of 10 people at some stage in their lives. Compiled by leading dermatol ...

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