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DOH, 'Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 -2022' launched today 27/05/2019.

The 'Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019 -2022' is aimed at tackling the most common type of cancer in Ireland. Over 11,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year and the number of cases is projected to double by 2045. The plan focuses on the fact that most skin cancers could be prevented. It addresses awareness of skin cancer prevention and has identified the priority groups as children, outdoor workers, those who participate in outdoor leisure activities and sunbed users. » read more

 

HIQA (23rd May, 2019) has published a HTA on C-reactive protein point-of-care testing (CRP POCT) to guide antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in primary care.

HIQA (23rd May, 2019) has published a HTA on C-reactive protein point-of-care testing (CRP POCT) to guide antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in primary care. Inappropriate antibiotic consumption is associated with increased antimicrobial resistance, which causes increased illness and death from bacterial infections. Approximately 2.4m prescriptions are issued for RTIs in Ireland per year. CRP POCT could significantly reduce that number. » read more

 

Smoking Cessation Interventions & Comprehensive Overview of Asthma - Update Journal on Respiratory Medicine

'Smoking Cessation Interventions & Comprehensive Overview of Asthma - Update Journal on Respiratory Medicine' image The Update Journal in this week's Medical Independent focuses on Respiratory Medicine and features two fantastic articles from our ISHA Assistant PRO, Theresa Lowry Lehnen. The articles cover the very important clinical topics of Smoking Cessation Interventions, as well as an outstanding comprehensive overview regarding Asthma, based on 2018 GINA guidelines. An article on pages 28/29 of the journal also highlights the newly released May 2019 GINA Asthma updates. » read more

 

HSE NATIONAL IMMUNISATION CONFERENCE THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2019

The IPNA are pleased to let members know that the HSE National Immunisation Conference on Thursday 23rd May will be live streamed for members on the e learning portal of the IPNA website. http://www.irishpracticenurses.ie Join the conversation on Twitter using #NIOConf and tweeting @hseimm » read more

 

Focus on Virology & Hepatitis C in Medical Independent

'Focus on Virology & Hepatitis C in Medical Independent' image Virology was the focus of the professional development section in the current issue of the Medical Independent, which included 2 excellent articles on Hepatitis C, one of which was written by IT Carlow Student Health Nurse & ISHA Assistant PRO, Theresa Lowry-Lehnen. » read more

 

Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches a European Charter to promote gender equality in the University sector (15th May 2019)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor T.D. Minister of State for Higher Education today (15th May 2019) formally launched a Charter to promote gender equality in the University sector. SAGE – Systemic Action for Gender Equality – is an EU-Horizon 2020 funded project designed to seek stronger action on gender equality in higher education and research. SAGE devises and implements interventions to advance gender equality in European countries, and is being led by Trinity College Dublin. » read more

 

General Scheme of a Human Tissue (Transplantation, Post-Mortem, Anatomical Examination, and Public Display) Bill. Published 2/05/2019

The general scheme of the Human Tissue Bill has now been published (02/05/2019). The wide-ranging Bill will include provisions on organ donation/transplantation, hospital post-mortems and public display of bodies after death. » read more

 

Sexual Health Centre Strategic Plan 2019-2023 (Sexual Health Centre Cork)

Sexual Health Centre Strategic Plan 2019-2023 (Sexual Health Centre Cork). This strategic plan provides the framework to deliver the sexual health service requirements of a growing Cork population, including providing high quality, professional and inclusive services on relationships, wellbeing, HIV and sexual health as well as removing barriers to support services while making screening and reproductive health support opportunities more accessible. » read more

 

HIQA Draft HTA of a PrEP programme Published on 23 Apr 2019

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has launched a public consultation on a draft health technology assessment (HTA) of a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme for populations at substantial risk of sexual acquisition of HIV. » read more

 

Irish College of General Practitioners Annual Conference - 3rd & 4th May 2019

'Irish College of General Practitioners Annual Conference - 3rd & 4th May 2019' image The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the professional body for General Practice in Ireland. This year's Annual Conference and AGM will take place in the National Convention Centre, Dublin, on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th of May 2019. The 2019 conference theme is 'A Healthier Future for General Practice', with an impressive line-up of speakers and covering a wide breadth of topics that address almost the full range of everyday General Practice matters. » read more

 
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