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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

Joint statement on advance care planning

The importance of having a personalised care plan in place, especially for older people, people who are frail or have other serious conditions has never been more important than it is now during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Where a person has capacity, as defin ...

New advice for safe funerals after discussions with faith leaders

Public Health England has published new guidance to ensure funerals are conducted safely, consistent with social distancing principles. ...

Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: December 2019

Details of Public Health England transactions over £25,000 in December 2019. ...

Transparency data: PHE government procurement card spend over £500: December 2019

Details of Public Health England (PHE)'s government procurement card expenditure over £500. ...

Corporate report: Civil Service people survey 2019: Public Health England results

Public Health England (PHE) results for the Civil Service people survey 2019. ...

Community health and care leaders call on the Cabinet Secretary to take urgent action to protect those caring for the most sick and vulnerable during Coronavirus

Organisations representing the community health and social care workforce across Scotland have today written jointly to the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to call for urgent action to be taken to protect those caring for the most sick and vulnerab ...

Official Statistics: NDNS: assessment of salt intake in adults, England 2018 to 2019

Data on estimated salt intake in adults in England aged 19 to 64 years. Published as part of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. ...

Derogation for the return to work of Healthcare Workers (HCW) who have been advised to restrict their movements BUT are identified as essential for critical services [V3.0]

Derogation for the return to work of Healthcare Workers (HCW) who have been advised to restrict their movements BUT are identified as essential for critical services [V3.0] Health Protection Surveillance Centre This document refers to HCWs who are restrict ...

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. ...

Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. ...

Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Ireland: Report prepared by HPSC on 29/03/2020 for NPHET

Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Ireland: Report prepared by HPSC on 29/03/2020 for NPHET Health Protection Surveillance Centre Summary This report includes data as of 29th March 2020 13:05 for events created on CIDR up to midnight Friday, 27th March 2020. ...

Covid-19 testing for frontline NHS staff will ensure GPs can provide care when they are well, says RCGP

The RCGP has responded to the Government's launch of coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff. Dr Jonathan Leach, Joint Honorary Secretary Royal College of GPs, said: "The College has been calling for the testing of frontline NHS staff since th ...

Stay at home – new measures in detail

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Health, Simon Harris, have issued strict guidelines for people to stay at home from midnight on 27 March 2020. The main rule is to  STAY AT HOME. You can only leave your home to: ...

New measures to combat COVID-19 from midnight on 27 March 2020

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD has announced further measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. From midnight on 27 March 2020, the following restrictions will be in place in Ireland: ...

Royal Colleges call for rapid deployment of PPE and testing of workers across all levels of healthcare system

Healthcare workers from domiciliary care to intensive care should be given the appropriate quantity and level of personal protection equipment (PPE) and rapid access to testing in readiness for Northern Ireland's Covid-19 surge. Senior medical leader ...

A message to all CCBS friends in these difficult times

The COVID-19 crisis is posing major challenges to all those who live on this island, these islands, and globally. Sadly, it is taking the lives of loved ones and causing distress to many, including financial distress as businesses are forced to cease trad ...

Guidance: Congenital hypothyroidism: initial clinical referral guidelines

Guidance on the referral and management of babies with congenital hypothyroidism (CHT). ...

Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Ireland Report prepared by HPSC on 27/03/2020 for NPHET

Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Ireland Report prepared by HPSC on 27/03/2020 for NPHET Health Protection Surveillance Centre This report includes data as of 27th March 2020 13:05 for events created on CIDR up to midnight Wednesday, 25th March, 2020. ...

COVID-19 Cuidiú leis an gcoróinvíreas a chosc [poster]

COVID-19 Cuidiú leis an gcoróinvíreas a chosc [poster] Health Protection Surveillance Centre; Government of Ireland Covid-19 public health poster [Irish] ...

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