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Research and analysis: Foodborne illness in humans: general outbreaks in England and Wales in 2018

An outbreak is an incident in which two or more people, thought to have a common exposure, experience a similar illness or proven infection (at least one of them having been ill). A general outbreak is an outbreak affecting members of more than one househ ...

Joint transnational call for proposals (2018) for “Research projects on personalised medicine – smart combination of pre-clinical and clinical research with data and ICT solutions”

HRB is supporting participation of researchers from Ireland within a new call for joint transnational projects in Personalised Medicine (PM). HRB is a member of ERA-PerMed, a European Research Area network of research funders, with 31 partners across 22 co ...

Irish Language Committee publishes report on Múscraí Gaeltacht

The provision of permanent, full-time, pensionable jobs in Múscraí and across the Gaeltacht is fundamental if the Gaeltacht is to survive as a living viable community, according to a new report by the Committee on the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the ...

Guidance: Homeless adults with complex needs: evidence review

Public Health England (PHE) South East has carried out an independent review of the literature on homelessness, looking particularly at people living or begging on the streets to support efforts to prevent and reduce homelessness and the adverse outcomes ...

South West ASO Regional Group Meeting – Registration closes 21st February

The meeting will take place on Monday 26th of February at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.   Registration is free for ASO members and £25 for non-members. Register HERE Registration closes Wednesday February 21st, 2018. Places are limited so register ea ...

National Public Health Emergency Team welcomes the publication of the CPE surveillance report at their meeting today

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their twelfth meeting today, 08th February 2018. Items discussed included publication of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) CPE surveillance r ...

Meat products recall by Muscle Food

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) have today published details of a recall of meat products by Muscle Food. ...

Guidance: Rabies: administration of vaccine and immunoglobulin

This guidance from Public Health England’s Virus Reference Department is for health professionals whose patients require a course of post-exposure rabies vaccination with rabies immunoglobulin (RIG). It provides critical information on the correct adminis ...

Press release: Local authorities should offer NHS Health Check to all eligible

Speaking at Public Health England ‘s Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention Conference today (Thursday 8 February 2018), Chief Executive Duncan Selbie has called on local authorities to ensure that all local residents eligible for a free NHS Health Check ...

Appointments to the Health Research Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following persons as members of the Health Research Board. These appointments are with effect from 18 January 2018 to 17 January ...

Housing Committee to consider reclassification of Approved Housing Bodies

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow at 9.30am in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

£100million fund is an opportunity to invest in general practice and help patients receive high quality care close to their homes – RCGP Wales

The Royal College of General Practitioners (Wales) has welcomed the Welsh Government's announcement of further details of a £100million fund for the Welsh NHS, which provides an opportunity to invest in general practice and help patients receive high ...

Benefits for self-employed people

Self-employed people pay social insurance (PRSI) at a special Class S. You can read about this and the range of benefits available in our document about Class S PRSI. A new awareness campaign aims to highlight these benefits and encourage self-employed pe ...

Opening Statement by Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, at the Joint Committee on Health – 7th February 2018

Introduction Chairman, Committee members I welcome the opportunity to appear before you again. I am joined today by my Ministerial colleagues, Finian McGrath, Minister of State for Disabilities and Jim Daly, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older P ...

GPs as specialists- an update, February 2018

Since the publication of our joint statement we have welcomed the acknowledgement from the General Medical Council (GMC) of the huge and vital contribution GPs make to healthcare in the UK by providing expert care and treatment to millions of patients eve ...

Guidance: Immunisation training standards for healthcare practitioners

In order to ensure the ongoing delivery of a high quality, safe and effective immunisation programme that achieves high uptake, it is important that all practitioners involved in immunisation have a high level of knowledge and are confident in immunisatio ...

HSC R&D partner £54 million initiative to transform health through data science

Published date:  Wed, 07/02/2018 Directorate:  HSC Research and Development The PHA’s HSC R&D Division is working in partnership with Health Data Research UK which is awarding an initial £30 million funding to six sites across the UK to address challen ...

Employment Affairs & Social Protection Committee to discuss public services card

The Joint Committee on Employment Affairs and Social Protection discuss the public services card at its meeting on Thursday, 8 January 2018. ...

Communications Climate Action & Environment Committee to focus on National Broadband Plan

The National Broadband Plan will be on the agenda of the Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment when it meets with the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten, TD on Thursday, 8 February 2018. ...

Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 – Dáil Éireann Second Stage Speech by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD

Tuesday 6 February 2018 I am pleased to be here today to introduce the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill to this House. This Bill was actively engaged with by the members ofSeanad Eireann and I look forward to further constructive debate in this House. With th ...

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