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Review of cutting plants and cold stores

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) are announcing today that they will be undertaking a review of meat cutting premises and cold stores. The review, which will be established later this month, comes in the wake of serious non ...

Flu rates overall on the decrease- but not everywhere, latest RCGP figures show

good news, but it is only slight, and, in fact, London and the Midland and East regions have seen ...

Agriculture Committee Chairman expresses concern over Coillte’s admission of non-payments to landowners

The Chairman of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pat Deering TD, has expressed concern over Coillte’s admission that the state body harvested some landowners’ forests and did not pay them. ...

Public Attitudes Tracker survey results published

The FSA’s Biannual Public Attitudes Tracker (November 2017) results have been published. We conduct this tracking survey with consumers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, in order to monitor changes in consumer attitudes towards the Agency and food-re ...

Communicable Disease Update: Vol. 17 (1), February 2018

Title: Communicable Disease Update: Vol. 17 (1), February 2018 Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health ...

National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services – First meeting of Steering Group

The Steering Group for the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services met today, 31st January. The National Review, which is chaired by Professor Philip Nolan, President of Maynooth University, will seek to advance a modern, safe cardiac service for t ...

Co-Operation Across the Swiss-German Border

Co-operation between Switzerland and its EU-neighbour states is framed by bilateral agreements with both the EU as a whole, and individual states such as Germany. Switzerland’s membership of the Schengen Area enables people to cross from one state to anot ...

#NotSorryMums: New campaign urges mums to be proud of breastfeeding

Published date:  Wed, 31/01/2018 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement The Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched a new campaign highlighting the health benefits of breastfeeding and supporting mums to feel more comfortable breastfeeding i ...

Committee on Mental Health Care to discuss recruitment issues with Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Irish Medical Organisation

Recruitment issues will be back on the agenda when the Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care meets tomorrow. ...

Needle and Syringe Exchange Scheme

Mon, 05/02/2018 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Format:  A4 PDF Target group:  People who inject drugs The Needle and Syringe Exchange Scheme is a free, confidential service for people who inject drugs. ...

NHS Choices

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News story: Prescribed medicines that may cause dependence or withdrawal

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care has commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to review the evidence for dependence on, and withdrawal from, prescribed medicines. Withdrawal is more accurately defined as discon ...

Research and analysis: Health visitor service delivery metrics: 2017 to 2018

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood. The data ...

Research and analysis: Child development outcomes at 2 to 2 and a half years metrics: 2017 to 2018

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track to what extent children aged 2 to and a half years in their local area are achieving the expected levels of development. The data is collected from the health visitor ...

Official Statistics: Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: 2017 to 2018 quarterly data

Quarterly experimental statistics on breastfeeding prevalence at 6 to 8 weeks after birth for the financial year, 2017 to 2018. Information is presented at local authority of residence, PHE Centre and England level. The latest January 2018 release include ...

GP consultation room is a 'safe space' for LGBT patients, says RCGP

She said: "Patients should never be made to feel as though they have to disclose their sexual orientation to their GP, if they don't want to. But at the same time, they should be reassured that anything they discuss with their GP is strictly con ...

Information note on legal advice received on options for a Referendum on Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution

The Department of Health has prepared this information note in order to explain the legal reasons that have informed the approach to the amendment of the Constitution that has been adopted. We hope that this helps to inform discussion on these issues. Inf ...

Online consultations need careful consideration, says RCGP

"Many GP practices are already offering online consultations in some form, and we know that they are convenient for some patients. However, we also know – and this research backs this up – that they don’t necessarily help to alleviate workload pressu ...

Optima Consumer Health Care recalls Glucosamine Tablets and Omega Choice 3-6-9 capsules due to incorrect allergen labelling

Optima Consumer Healthcare Limited is recalling Optima Glucosamine tablets which contain fish, molluscs and crustaceans and, Omega Choice 3-6-9 capsules which contain sesame and soya. These allergens are not correctly identified on the label and are a poss ...

RCGP Wales warns change to IT system could be detrimental to patient care

Responding to the news, RCGP Wales Chair Dr Rebecca Payne said: "This will be a concerning ...

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