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UKCO2018 Programme now available! (Abstract submission & Registration open)

The UKCO Programme Committee are pleased to announce the draft programme for ASO’s 5th UK Congress on Obesity is now available. ...

Action taken at meat business

Following an unannounced inspection of Russell Hume’s Birmingham site on 12 January, we became aware of instances of serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations. ...

Housing Committee report calls for increased Building Regulations, Building Control and Consumer Protection

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government has today published a report calling for higher building standards in new builds, as well as increased protections for homeowners and tenants who experience defects in their homes. ...

Changes to State Pension (Contributory) rules

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection has announced changes to how the State Pension (Contributory) is calculated. The changes aim to ensure that all of a person’s social insurance contributions, rather than when they were paid, are ta ...

Case study: Preventing diabetes by improving NHS Health Checks in Bromley

Summary A comprehensive baseline audit was conducted by the Public Health Vascular Team in Bromley to identify areas of good practice with regards to assessing and managing patients at high risk of developing diabetes, as well as areas requiring improvemen ...

Case study: Bradford’s Healthy Hearts: better management of CVD patients

Summary The Bradford’s Healthy Hearts programme is dealing with the higher-than-average rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence and deaths in Bradford. This involves multiple interventions to: ...

Case study: A comprehensive review of NHS Health Checks in Leeds

Summary A review of outcomes in Leeds from the NHS Health Check was conducted for the period 2011 to 2016. The review focused on outcomes such as diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and identification of behavioural risk factors. Recommendations for ...

Guidance: Using the NHS Health Check programme to prevent CVD

This professional resource explores how the NHS Health Check is playing an important role in the prevention and early detection of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in England. We will also examine options for increasing the coverage and uptake of evidenced-ba ...

Evaluation of a Tai Chi Intervention to Promote Well-Being in Healthcare Staff: A Pilot Study

Title: Evaluation of a Tai Chi Intervention to Promote Well-Being in Healthcare Staff: A Pilot Study Authors: Marshall, David; Donohue, Grainne; Morrissey, Jean; Power, Brendan Description: Whilst healthcare professions are already considered one of the mo ...

Guidance: NHS Health Check: stocktake and action plan

This stocktake and action plan sets out the main areas for development by Public Health England (PHE), local authorities and the NHS to ensure we continue to get the most from the NHS Health Check programme in the next 5 years. This set of slides reviews ...

Capacity Review shows investment and reform must go hand in hand if we are to break the cycle of hospital overcrowding – Minister Harris

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, today (Tuesday) said that investment and reform must go hand in hand if we are to break the cycle of hospital overcrowding. The Minister was speaking as he published the report of the Health Service Capacity Revi ...

Health Service Capacity Review 2018

Health Service Capacity Review 2018 – Executive Report ...

Ulster University leads on €8.2M cross border collaborative research centre to improve cardiovascular care

Ulster University leads on €8.2M cross border collaborative research centre to improve cardiovascular care ...

PAC publishes first periodic report covering meetings with An Garda, HIQA, IDA, TII, TUSLA and HSE

The Oireachtas Committee of Public Accounts today, Tuesday 23 January 2018 launched its first periodic report which focuses on meetings held between 28 September and 26 October 2017. ...

State of Child Health report highlights importance of investing in future generations, says RCGP

She said: "GPs deliver care to young patients every day. It's estimated that around a quarter of our workload centres around delivering the best possible child healthcare, and we would encourage any steps to improve the long-term health and well ...

Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) releases its latest Quarterly Economic and Fiscal Commentary

The Parliamentary Budget Office has released its latest Quarterly Economic and Fiscal Commentary. ...

Committee on Mental Health Care to resume discussion of Primary Care, recruitment and funding with community organisations

The Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care will meet tomorrow at 1.30pm in Committee Room 4, Leinster House. ...

Better communication between primary & secondary care needed for asthma patients, says RCGP

"GPs recognise that asthma is a serious and distressing condition and patients should be reassured that we and our teams are highly trained to manage asthma in partnership with our patients, including identifying symptoms, prescribing appropriately a ...

Dr Carissa Etienne elected for a second term as WHO Regional Director for the Americas

The WHO Executive Board, currently holding its 142nd session in Geneva, has appointed Dr Carissa Etienne for a second term as Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). ...

Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dentistry

  A definitive manual covering everything you need to know about the core procedures in dentistry The Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dentistry comprehensively explains the core procedures in dentistry, how to do them, and the rationale that underpins th ...

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