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Event: The clinician and the patient with obesity – Friday 23rd March, Glasgow

Patients’ weights are changing, bringing new challenges for clinicians. This symposium aims to equip clinicians to recognise and know how to manage the range of symptoms and situations that may affect such patients attending their clinics. March 23, 2018, ...

Know Your Rights: Maternity leave

Question I recently started working in a new job on a part-time basis. I have just learned that I am pregnant – will I be entitled to maternity leave? Answer (January 2018) ...

Ireland to open negotiations with Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Austria on drug pricing and supply – Minister Harris

Minister for Health, Simon Harris today (Tuesday) announced that Ireland is to open negotiations with Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Austria on drug pricing and supply. The Minister will now issue a Letter of Intent to his counterparts in those ...

GPs working hard to limit opioid use for patients, but need access to alternative treatments, says College

She said: "Addiction to any substance can have a potentially life-changing effect on a person's health and wellbeing, which is why GPs will carefully consider the risks of a drug before prescribing it to a patient. "While some prescribed me ...

Lifeline crisis support service interim arrangements confirmed

Published date:  Tue, 13/02/2018 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Lifeline is Northern Ireland’s crisis response helpline service for people who are experiencing distress or despair. ...

Housing Committee to consider research into family homelessness

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow at 9.00am in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Committee on Future of Mental Health Care to hear about Service User experiences of mental health services

The Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care will sit tomorrow at 1.30pm in Committee Room 3, Leinster House. ...

Foundations for Global Health Practice

  An essential introduction to global health in the modern world Foundations for Global Health Practice offers a comprehensive introduction to global health with a focus on ethical engagement and participatory approaches. With a multi-sectoral perspective ...

Managing Type 2 Diabetes For Dummies

  Discover how to manage diabetes for a healthier and happier life! ...

Consider the pharmacist, but worried parents should trust their instinct, says College

She said: "GPs and our teams across the country are currently facing intense resource and workforce pressures, and patients can certainly help to ease this pressure by seeking advice from a pharmacist where appropriate, before making an appointment t ...

Guidance: Emerging infections: characteristics, epidemiology and global distribution

Many (60 to 80%) emerging infections are derived from an animal source. Infectious disease emergence can be viewed as a two-step process: introduction of the agent into a new host population, followed by establishment and further dissemination within the ...

Collection: Emerging infections

Updated: Added 'High consequence infectious diseases: monthly summaries'. Emerging infections have been appearing at an average rate of one per year globally. See Timeline of Emerging Infections since 1997 See Global map of emerging infections s ...

Guidance: Alcohol and drug prevention, treatment and recovery: why invest?

This ‘Why invest?’ slide set is part of a collection of guidance and tools to assist local commissioners and providers to demonstrate the scale of harms caused by drug and alcohol misuse and make the case for investing in drug and alcohol treatment and in ...

Appointments to the Saolta University Healthcare Group Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed/re-appointed the following persons as members of the Saolta University Healthcare Group Board.  These appointments are with effect from 5 Dece ...

Children & Youth Affairs Committee to examine psychological and computer science aspects of cyber security for young people

The Committee on Children and Youth Affairs will meet tomorrow at 1.30pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Agriculture Committee to discuss Climate Change

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will discuss Cimate Change issues specific to the agriculture, food and marine sectors when it meets tomorrow. ...

Shared GP appointments have potential but not suitable for all patients says College

"The concept of shared medical appointments seems good in that it promotes healthy lifestyle advice and the self-care of long term conditions, where appropriate. It also offers peer support that patients might not have access to through traditional c ...

Minister Harris welcomes deferral of industrial action by Section 39 workers

“I welcome the deferral of industrial action by Section 39 workers and I’m pleased that services will not be disrupted. Section 39 agencies provide vital services to often the most vulnerable in our society. I would like to thank ICTU and the trade unions ...

Fairfax Meadow begins voluntary withdrawal of meat products

Fairfax Meadow has today begun the voluntary withdrawal of some of its meat products from its customers in the catering trade. This follows unannounced inspections by the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland on Thursday 8 February. ...

Research and analysis: Reported norovirus outbreaks (suspected and lab-confirmed) in hospitals: 2018

These data are collected through the hospital norovirus outbreak reporting scheme (HNORS). For previous data see the archive of older reports. ...

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