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Minister for Health seeks European Commission approval to regulate alcohol promotions

Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has notified the European Commission of his plans to regulate promotions that incentivise alcohol consumption. The regulations, which are provided for under section 23 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act, will aim to ...

Guidance: Air quality: UK guidelines for volatile organic compounds in indoor spaces

This review proposes guidelines to improve population health and raise awareness of selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in UK homes and offices. ...

Minister for Health welcomes new report showing increase in survival rates for cancer

Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D has today welcomed the publication of a new report on cancer survival rates across seven high-income countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom) The report has found 5-ye ...

New Chair appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food

Chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Heather Hancock has announced the appointment of Professor Bill Keevil as independent Chair to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF). ...

Minister Harris hosts Key Health Stakeholder Event – Brexit Preparedness Update

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD yesterday (Tuesday) hosted the third key Brexit stakeholder event at the Department of Health for representatives from the pharmaceutical and medtech industries, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, the Irish Pharmacy ...

Guidance: Smoking and tobacco: applying All Our Health

Evidence and guidance to help healthcare professionals integrate treatment for tobacco dependency into routine clinical care. ...

News story: Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy

The new strategy addresses current and future threats to health, including antibiotic resistance and health inequalities. ...

Research and analysis: Health profile for England: 2019

The third annual report combining data and knowledge with information from other sources to give a broad picture of the health of people in England in 2019. ...

Open consultation: Public health apprenticeships: community-centred roles

We are asking for feedback from employers and front-line workers to inform the development of a public health apprenticeship for community-centred roles. ...

Oral Microbiology and Immunology, 3rd Edition

The field of oral microbiology has seen fundamental conceptual changes in recent years. Microbial communities are now seen as the fundamental etiological agent in oral diseases through their interface with host inflammatory responses. Study of structured ...

Better access to alternative therapies needed to reverse prescribing trends, says RCGP

She said: "This report analyses prescribing data for medications that when prescribed appropriately can be effective and beneficial for many patients – and it shows that the vast majority of prescriptions issued are short term, and that we are seeing ...

Guidance: Healthier weight conversations: support for professionals

Outlining the shared commitment of professional organisations working together to support the public health workforce to have healthier weight conversations. ...

Research and analysis: Prescribed medicines review: report

Report of the review of the evidence for dependence on, and withdrawal from, prescribed medicines. ...

Minister for Health launches new alliance aimed at improving vaccination rates and reducing vaccine hesitancy

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (Tuesday) launched the Vaccine Alliance aimed at boosting the uptake of childhood vaccines and reducing vaccine hesitancy. The Alliance will include healthcare professionals, policy makers, patient advocates, ...

Guidance: Dialysis water scheme: sample instruction sheets and video

This external quality assessment (EQA) scheme is suitable for laboratories in the water testing and clinical microbiology sectors. ...

Corporate report: PHE Strategy 2020 to 2025

This strategy sets out Public Health England's priorities for the next 5 years. ...

Policy paper: PHE infectious diseases strategy

The Public Health England strategy outlines our work to combat infectious diseases and sets out the strategic priorities for the 5-year period 2020 to 2025. ...

TNM Supplement: A Commentary on Uniform Use, 5th Edition

  The Union for International Cancer Control s (UICC) TNM classification system is the most widely used cancer classification and staging system in the world. It is used to describe the anatomical extent of disease and it is essential to patient care, res ...

Baking Technology and Nutrition: Towards a Healthier World

  A new study of the challenges presented by manufacturing bakery products in a health-conscious world The impact of bakery products upon human nutrition is an increasingly pressing concern among consumers and manufacturers alike. With obesity and other d ...

Management of Dental Emergencies in Children and Adolescents

  A unique, multidisciplinary manual for the treatment of pediatric dental emergencies for general practitioners and non-pediatric specialists Management of Dental Emergencies in Children and Adolescents presents the diagnostic skills, treatment options, ...

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