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Minister Daly welcomes €220m planned investment in Community Nursing Homes

Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly TD has welcomed the significant investment in community nursing units announced in the HSE Capital Plan. Ireland’s population is living longer than ever before, and this rep ...

Health Service Executive’s Capital Plan: Taoiseach, Minister Harris and Minister Donohoe announce 250 projects and €2 billion investment

Over €2 billion capital investment for the Public Health Services over the next three years Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD have today (2nd September ...

Open consultation: UK SMI ID 7: identification of Staphylococcus species, Micrococcus species and Rothia species

Public Health England is seeking views on the UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations ID 7. ...

Case study: Phase 4 of a whole systems approach to obesity

Halton Borough Council developed a draft whole systems action plan as part of phase 4 of the whole systems approach to obesity. ...

Case study: Phases 5 and 6 of a whole systems approach to obesity

Lewisham Council agreed an action plan and evaluation as part of phases 5 and 6 of the whole systems approach to obesity. ...

Case study: Phase 1 of a whole systems approach to obesity

Suffolk County Council secured senior leaders' support and set up a core working team as part of phase 1 of the whole systems approach to obesity. ...

Case study: Phase 3 of a whole systems approach to obesity

East Herts Council District Authority created a system mapping workshop as part of phase 3 of the whole systems approach to obesity. ...

Case study: Phase 2 of whole-systems approach to obesity

Dudley Metropolitan Borough collated local information about obesity and current actions as part of phase 2 of the whole-systems approach to obesity. ...

Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 18(3), September 2019

Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 18(3), September 2019 Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health ...

Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to consider convening to discuss beef crisis dispute

The Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine is considering the possibility of a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the current beef crisis dispute. ...

Guidance: Newcastle Upon Tyne hospitals: antenatal and newborn screening

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne hospitals antenatal and newborn screening programme held on 15 May 2019. ...

Research and analysis: Respiratory health in Yorkshire and the Humber

Report on respiratory diseases in the Yorkshire and the Humber population, highlighting examples of good practice and opportunities for improvement. ...

Guidance: South Tees Hospitals: diabetic eye screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to South Tees Hospitals diabetic eye screening programme held on 4 April 2019. ...

More must be done to tackle measles and anti-vax messages, says RCGP

Professor Marshall said: “It is disheartening to see these findings by the RVC at a time when we, and other countries across Europe, were on the way towards completely eradicating measles- a potentially deadly but entirely preventable disease.   ...

RCGP urges patients not to panic as result of research linking HRT to breast cancer

He said: “The menopause can be a very difficult time for women, and HRT can help many to control its unpleasant and distressing symptoms, and drastically improve their quality of life. “The link between HRT and an increased risk of breast cancer has been ...

Latest workforce figures ‘reflect the harsh reality’ of working in NHS general practice

He said: “The number of fully-qualified GPs leaving the profession is concerning and reflects the harsh reality of what it’s like for family doctors working in NHS general practice, facing intense resource and workforce pressures on a daily basis.   ...

Guidance: Childhood obesity: applying All Our Health

Evidence and guidance on childhood obesity, to help families and communities intervene and help change eating and activity habits. ...

Fewer cancers diagnosed as emergencies is testament to vigilance of GPs, says RCGP

“This drop in cancers being diagnosed as emergency presentations is a testament to the vigilance of GPs and our team members who understand the importance of timely diagnosis, and work hard to strike the balance between over, under and appropriate referra ...

Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment report on the National Broadband Plan

The Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment has called for high speed broadband to be provided in the intervention area as quickly as possible, to the same standard as is available to other parts of the country, at the same cost to con ...

Opioid situation in the UK is ‘not simple’, says RCGP

“The opioid situation in the UK is not simple but the NHS- particularly general practice – actually makes it quite difficult for patients to get repeated prescriptions for opioids in increasing doses, but unfortunately, they are too easily accessible illi ...

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