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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 ...

Know Your Rights: Irish passport card

Question I am 18 and flying to Spain for a holiday this summer. Can I use a passport card when travelling to Spain, and how do I apply for one? Answer (May 2018) The Irish passport card is a credit-card sized Irish passport. You can use it for travel with ...

The Department of Health is Moving

The Department of Health is moving location over two weekends – this weekend Friday 13th – Sunday 15th July and next weekend Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July. All efforts are being made to maintain business as usual but there may be some disruption to norma ...

Statement from the Department of Health re the appointment of Laura Magahy as Executive Director of Sláintecare

The appointment of Laura Magahy as Sláintecare Executive Director follows a rigorous and competitive public application process, which was managed independently by the Public Appointments Service (PAS) on behalf of the Department of Health. The post was a ...

College treating data investigation involving publishers of Emmas Diary 'very seriously'

"This matter falls within the remit of the Trustee Board of the College, which immediately commissioned an urgent report and legal advice. "The complex legal issues involved mean that we are unable to comment further at present but we wish to re ...

Guidance: Imperial College NHS Trust: antenatal and newborn screening

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust held on 8 and 9 November 2017. ...

Guidance: Guidance for drug and alcohol treatment providers and clients

Guidelines for drug and alcohol treatment providers on sharing client's information with the National Drug and alcohol Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS). ...

Guidance: Plymouth NHS Trust: antenatal and newborn screening programmes

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust held on 26 September 2017. ...

College ‘disappointed’ by reports that plans to cut red-tape on GP recruitment have fallen through

“It was encouraging to hear last month that following calls by the College, and many other health organisations, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that he would lift the cap on Tier 2 visas for non-EU doctors and nurses wanting to work in the NHS. ...

Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure – Seventh Progress Report

In July 2013 a Working Group, chaired by Prof. Brian MacCraith, President, Dublin City University, was established to carry out a strategic review of medical training and career structure. The Working Group was tasked with examining and making high-level ...

Guidance: Drug and alcohol treatment outcomes: measuring effectiveness

Outcome monitoring forms and guidance on how alcohol and drug treatment outcomes information is collected and how it can be used to improve local services. ...

An Taoiseach and Minister Harris announce Executive Director of Sláintecare Programme Office and Chair of Advisory Council to lead health reform

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, and the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today announced the appointment of  Ms Laura Magahy as Executive Director to lead the new Sláintecare Programme Office and of Dr Tom Keane as Chair of the Sláintecare Advisory Co ...

No tolls and further reduced rate of motor tax recommended to accelerate uptake of electric cars- Climate Action and Environment Committee report

Transport Infrastructure Ireland should introduce a policy whereby Electric Vehicle users would not be required to pay tolls on certain roads, according to a new report on decarbonising domestic transport by the Committee on Communications, Climate Action ...

Agriculture Committee proposes incentives to encourage farms to adapt to Climate Change

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has today published its ‘Report on Climate Change and Sustainability in the Agriculture and Food Sectors.’ ...

14,000 Additional Carers to Receive Free GP Care following the Passing of the Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris and the Minister of State for Disabilities, Finian McGrath have today (Thursday) welcomed the fact that following the passing of the Health (General Practitioner Service) Bill 2018 last night 14,000 additional Carers ...

News story: New advice to help employers deal with domestic abuse and stigma

Public Health England (PHE) and Business in the Community publish new toolkit to help employers support workers affected by domestic abuse. ...

Out of hours services are unsustainable in their current form and health boards are neglecting their primary care responsibilities, says RCGP Wales

It comes as the Auditor General for Wales has published a report entitled 'Primary Care: Out-of-Hours Services'. Dr Rebecca Payne, Chair of Royal College of General Practitioners Wales, said: "The findings of the report are concerning, alth ...

Climate Action and Environment Committee urges people to show civic responsibility and dispose of litter carefully

The Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment has urged citizens to show civic responsibility, dispose of rubbish properly and to be proactive in clearing up litter on beaches and scenic areas during the summer months. ...

Appointments to the Social Workers Registration Board

Following a Public Appointments Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., with the consent of the Minister for Business, Enterprise an Innovation appointed the following non-professional members to the Social Workers Registration ...

Appointments to the Optical Registration Board

Following a Public Appointments Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., with the consent of the Minister for Business, Enterprise an Innovation appointed the following non-professional members to the Optical Registration Board ...

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