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Wind energy and climate change on the agenda of Environment Committee

The location of industrial wind turbines across Ireland and the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill will be on the agenda of the Environment Committee of the Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht tomorrow, Tuesday, 8th October 2013 ...

Jobs Committee to discuss Pathways to Work report

The Government’s Pathways to Work 2013 report and other job creation initiatives will be the focus of the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation when it meets with the Deputy Secretary General of the Department of Social Protection tomorrow, Tu ...

Promotional material: Vaccination timeline

Updated: Updated to include the hexavalent combination vaccine (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB). This updated timeline includes the latest introductions to the vaccination programme in the UK. ...

Collection: Antibiotic awareness resources: 2017

Updated: Updated with details of 2017 campaign. Public Health England (PHE) launched the Antibiotic Guardian campaign to help protect antibiotics and improve knowledge about antibiotic resistance as part of the UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy ...

Research and analysis: Antenatal screening for infectious diseases in England: summary reports

Updated: HPR 11(2) report uploaded These reports are published in Health Protection Report. ...

Agriculture Committee hears economic imperative for sustaining drystock sector

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine this afternoon heard that focussed supports were needed to secure the long-term future of the cattle and sheep sectors. ...

Foreign Affairs to resume hearings on trade promotion issues when it meets with IFA

Trade promotion and the role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in economic recovery will be the focus of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade when it meets with the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) tomorrow, Wednesday, 2nd October 2013. ...

Department Officials to brief Committee on job creation and mortgage interest supplement schemes

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection will tomorrow hear from Officials from the Department of Social Protection on the JobsPlus, Gateway and Mortgage Interest Supplement schemes. ...

Opt-out system can increase rate of organ donation- Health Committee report

Changing to a soft opt-out system in relation to organ donation in Ireland has the potential to change public attitudes toward organ donation, and more importantly to vastly increase our rate of organ donation, according to a new report on organ donation b ...

Oireachtas Committee to hear from Minister Burton on State Pension eligibility

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions will tomorrow afternoon meet with Minister for Social Protection for a discussion on policy issues relating to the revised eligibility criteria for the contributory State pension. ...

Collection: Vaccine update

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NTA reporting outputs: User Survey- Last chance to contribute- deadline 22nd January

In the run-up to Public Health England the NTA is taking the opportunity to review all reporting outputs. ...

Prevention and early intervention in children and young people's services: Child health and development

Title: Prevention and early intervention in children and young people's services: Child health and development Authors: McAvoy, H.; Purdy, J.; Sneddon, H.; Mac Evilly, C. Description: This report synthesises the early learning drawn from evaluations o ...

Official Statistics: MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection: annual data for independent sector healthcare organisations

Updated: Added statistics for April 2016 to March 2017. Healthcare associated infection (HCAI) surveillance data on meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), meticillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacte ...

Collection: Vaccine uptake guidance and the latest coverage data

Updated: Added data updates covering 1 September 2017 to 31 December 2017: 'Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in GP patients', 'Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers' and 'Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in children of primary s ...

Detailed guide: Hepatitis B dried blood spot (DBS) testing for infants

Updated: Updated How to take a dried blood spot test video to include new detail on hexavalent infant vaccine. National hepatitis B dried blood spot service The dried blood spot test or DBS for infants of hepatitis B positive mothers is a national service ...

Collection: PHE bulletin

Updated: Added subscription link for future bulletins. The PHE Bulletin is no longer being published on GOV.UK. It will now be sent out using our email newsletter service. Subscribe for future editions of the PHE Bulletin. ...

Research and analysis: Safe supplies: annual review

Updated: Added HPR 11(33) report. The NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Public Health England (PHE) surveillance programme is a series of national schemes that monitors infection in: ...

Collection: Winter health watch

Updated: Added weekly summary for 9 November 2017. Previous health watch bulletins are available on The National Archives. ...

Collection: Shingles: guidance and vaccination programme

Updated: Added the herpes zoster (shingles) immunisation programme 2016 to 2017: evaluation report. Shingles is an infection of a nerve and the area of skin around it. It is caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Follow ...

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