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National Visiting Guidance

Health Service Executive (HSE) INFECTION CONTROL, SAFETY, HOSPITAL, PATIENT All hospitals in Ireland welcome visitors. Visiting time is regarded as an important part of the patient’s day. However, the welfare of the patient must always be taken into consi ...

Guidelines for smallpox response and management in the post-eradication era (smallpox plan)

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) IMMUNISATION, INFECTION CONTROL, PREVENTION, SMALLPOX There is no evidence of a specific threat of smallpox attack on the UK. However, it is sensible and prudent to ensure that the NHS can d ...

Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Irish Health Care Settings

SARI Infection Control Subcommittee HYGIENE, INFECTION CONTROL Hand hygiene, often previously referred to as hand washing, is critical in the prevention of healthcare-associated infection by reducing the incidence of cross-infection. This is a simple meas ...

Choosing to Protect: Guide to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) EMPLOYMENT, LEGISLATION, OLDER PEOPLE, SAFETY The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (NI) Order (POCVA) became law in February 2003 and became operational in April 2005. POCVA aime ...

A manual in quality standards in substance use education.

10.14655/6841-4546 Elaine Butler, Sinéad Smith, Conor Rowley & Rory Keane Drugs use, Education, Substance misuse, YOuth work A Manual in Quality Standards in Substance Use Education is published by The Drug Education Workers Forum (DEWF). The manual l ...

A guide to working in partnership: employability provision for drug users.

10.14655/6841-4539 Scottish Executive. Substance Misuse Division. Effective Interventions Unit Rehabilitation, Employment, Drug users The aim of this guide is to identify the key principles of partnership working and to provide case study examples of how ...

A guide for the management of dual diagnosis for prisons.

10.14655/6841-4537 Department of Health, Great Britain Substance misuse, Prison, Mental Wellbeing Dual diagnosis, the co-extistence of mental health and substance misuse problems, has a higher prevalence in prisons than in the general community. This docu ...

WHO Chronic Disease Information Sheets: Diabetes

World Health Organisation Information on the number of people with diabetes, worldwide A diabetes epidemic is underway. An estimated 30 million people worldwide had diabetes in 1985. A decade later, the global burden of diabetes was estimated to be 135 mi ...

Recommendations for the clinical management of overweight and obesity in adults and children [National Taskforce on Obesity]

Department of Health and Children Guidelines for weight control and reduction and the prevention of obesity It is recognised that prevention of overweight and obesity is one of the main objectives of the strategy and a guiding principle of management of o ...

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: Commissioning weight management services for children and young people

Department of Health OBESITY, WEIGHT, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, YOUNG PEOPLE This guide has been developed to support local areas in commissioning weight management services for children and young people. It is designed to reflect the move towards world class co ...

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: Child Weight Management Programme and Training Providers Framework

Department of Health OBESITY, TRAINING, WEIGHT, YOUNG PEOPLE The Cross-Government Obesity Unit has developed a framework agreement with nine provider organisations, in order to support local commissioning of weight management services for children and you ...

Management of obesity. A national clinical guideline.

National Guideline Clearinghouse HEALTHY EATING, OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, YOUNG PEOPLE The evidence base for this guideline was synthesised in accordance with the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) methodology. A systematic review of the liter ...

Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective

10.14655/415-3720 World Cancer Research Fund / American Institute for Cancer Research Food, Nutrition, Physical activity, Body composition, Cancer The goal of this Report is to review all the relevant research in order to generate a comprehensive series o ...