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News story: PHE launches opioid treatment quality improvement programme

Opioid substitution treatment (OST) plays a fundamental role in supporting people to recover from drug dependence. But sustained recovery is hard to achieve when addiction is combined with a lack of personal and social resources. Long-term recovery often ...

College welcomes definitive NHSE flu vaccination guidance ahead of next winter

She said: "GPs and our teams want the flu vaccine to be as effective as possible for as many people as possible. The national influenza vaccination programme has saved countless lives over the years and continues to be the most effective response to ...

ERA-HDHL Call for Joint Transnational Research Proposals: “Nutrition and the Epigenome” 2018

The Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Health Life (JPI HDHL) has been established to coordinate research in the areas of food diet, physical activity and health in order to achieve tangible societal and health impact and to strengthen Euro ...

Committee on Future of Mental Health Care to discuss over-prescription of anti-depressants

The Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care will hear from representatives from the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Irish College of General Practitioners, when they meet tomorrow. ...

New Trauma System for Ireland will lead to better outcomes for patients by making sure they get to the right place, for the right care, first time – Minister Harris

The Minister for Health today published the report of the Trauma Steering Group, A Trauma System for Ireland The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has said that the new Trauma System for Ireland will lead to better outcomes for patients by making sure th ...

A Trauma System for Ireland: Report of the Trauma Steering Group

A Trauma System for Ireland: Report of the Trauma Steering Group ...

News story: Public Health England urges vigilance about spotting signs of scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a very contagious, seasonal bacterial illness that mainly affects children and is not uncommon for this time of year. The latest Health Protection Report showed 6,225 cases of scarlet fever had been reported since mid-September 2017, comp ...

Research and analysis: Group A streptococcal infections: activity during the 2017 to 2018 season

Latest available national data: on notifications of scarlet fever disease in England from invasive Group A Streptococci (iGAS) disease surveillance For reports from the 2016 to 2017 season (and earlier seasons), see Group A streptococcal infections: activ ...

Official Statistics: End of Life Care Profiles: February 2018 update

The End of Life Care Profiles data update for February 2018 has been published by Public Health England (PHE). The profiles are designed to improve the availability and accessibility of information around end of life care. The data are presented in an int ...

Official Statistics: Cardiovascular disease profiles: February 2018 update

The cardiovascular disease profiles have been updated by Public Health England (PHE). The profiles provide an overview of data on cardiovascular and cardiovascular related conditions of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. They are intended ...

Official Statistics: Public health outcomes framework: February 2018 data update

Updated: Added link to 'Public Health Outcomes Framework: commentary blog, February 2018'. The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) data update for February 2018 has been published by Public Health England (PHE). ...

College welcomes review into application of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare

"Such issues were laid out by The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) earlier this month; a statement which was fully supported by RCGP. "This is a time for the medical profession to move forward together and, as such, the College will con ...

Diabetes and Keeping Fit For Dummies

  The fitness guide no person with diabetes should be without Nearly one in 11 people in the United States are affected by diabetes, a staggering number with both personal and social costs. If you’re one of these millions of people with diabetes or predia ...

Research and analysis: E-cigarettes and heated tobacco products: evidence review

Updated: Added a list of the report's authors and a research citation to the executive summary. In the government’s Tobacco Control Plan for England, Public Health England (PHE) was asked to update its 2015 evidence review on e-cigarettes and other n ...

Royal College of GPs defends 'remarkable' NHS in response to Donald Trump tweet

"Nobody was marching in protest against the NHS. If people are marching, it is because they value and want to protect the founding principles of our remarkable health service that delivers care, free at the point of need to anyone who needs it, regar ...

Production allowed to resume at one Russell Hume site

The enforcement action preventing Russell Hume from processing and distributing meat products has been lifted at one of their sites after assurances that their food safety management system met the legal requirements were satisfied. ...

Avondale Foods Ltd recalls Country Kitchen Coleslaw & Potato Salad Twin-Pack because of undeclared milk

Avondale Foods Ltd is recalling its Country Kitchen Coleslaw & Potato Salad Twin-Pack because it contains milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or mi ...

Be aware of the symptoms of CO poisoning as temperature drops

Published date:  Mon, 05/02/2018 Directorate:  Health Protection With a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in place for the next few days, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone as the temperature drops and people turn up the heat to be ...

Education Committee to discuss education inequality and disadvantage

The Committee on Education and Skills will focus on education inequality and disadvantage at its meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, 6 February 2018. ...

Northern Ireland Helplines Awareness Day

Published date:  Mon, 05/02/2018 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Northern Ireland Helplines Awareness Day tomorrow [6 February] will highlight the extensive range of helplines providing vital support, advice and information to the pub ...

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