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HPV vaccine to be made available free to all women under the age of 25.

The HPV vaccine is to be made available free to all women under 25 to reduce cervical cancer rates, Stephen Donnelly, the health minister, has confirmed.

Minister Donnelly said he had written to the HSE telling it to outline a vaccination programme for women, and a catch-up programme for girls and boys in secondary schools who missed out during the pandemic.

Drug Use in Higher Education In Ireland survey, results, recommendations and reflections. DUHEI Town Hall. Monday, 30th May 2022, 14:00 – 15:30

The DUHEI Survey is the most detailed national survey of drug use and trends conducted amongst students in Higher Education in Ireland.

About this event

You are invited to attend the DUHEI Town Hall 2022, where the main findings of the Drug Use in Higher Education In Ireland survey will be presented, followed by a discussion on the findings, and consideration of the recommendations for action.

May 19th is World Family Doctor Day in which we celebrate the role of family doctors in delivering healthcare.

ISHA would like to wish a very happy 'World Family Doctor Day' to all Doctors working in Student Health Centres around the country, and thank them for the great work they do every day.

World Family Doctor Day (19th May) celebrates the central role of family doctors in delivery of healthcare with the theme “Family Doctors – Always There to Care”. 

Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders (MEED)- new guidelines published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, May 2022

Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders (MEED)- new guidelines published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK, May 2022.

Guidance on Recognising and Managing Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders (Replacing MARSIPAN and Junior MARSIPAN). This guidance, based on the advice and recommendations of an Expert Working Group provides a comprehensive overview of the latest evidence associated with eating disorders, including highlighting the importance and role of healthcare professionals from right across the spectrum recognising their responsibilities in this area.

CervicalCheck Screening Training Unit Schedule of Events June to August 2022.

This schedule of CervicalCheck STU webinars aims to provide concise, bite-size education at 'lunch-and-learn' sessions over the summer months. All webinars will be live and interactive with time allocated to answer questions. Please note, all events will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the live event, once you have registered, you will be sent a link to access the webinar at your convenience. CPD/CEU credits will only be awarded for attendance at the live webinar.

IGGP New Guide on management of domestic violence abuse launched. May 18th, 2022.

The Irish College of General Practitioners, the professional and educational body for Irish GPs, has launched a guide for members to recognise and advise patients who are experiencing domestic violence abuse (DVA) in their lives. The guide helps GPs and their practice teams recognise and act on the indicators of DVA, which are not always obvious.

Diabetes Ireland Webinar. 'Motivational Interviewing in Practice: Empowering Patients in Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management'. Monday, May 23rd 2022. 1pm-2pm

Diabetes Ireland Webinar for Healthcare Professionals working in Primary care. Monday, May 23rd 2022. 1pm -2pm

Topic: 'Motivational Interviewing in Practice: Empowering Patients in Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management', with guest speaker Ms Heather Daly.

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ievF2glgRFydtmgpZjXVEQ

Aware Webinar Series: Mental health in the LGBTI+ community. Wednesday 8th June 2022. 12.00-13.00

Aware Webinar: Mental health in the LGBTI+ community. Wednesday 8th June. 12.00-13.00.

Moderator: Stephen McBride, Director of Services at Aware and Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Group Psychotherapist

Guest Contributors:
Dr Paul D'Alton, Clinical Psychologist and Assoc. Professor of Psychology, UCD
Moninne Griffith, CEO of BeLong To Youth Services

If you are unable to attend live, you can still register and automatically receive a link the next day to watch it back.

International Nurses Day 2022. May 12th

International Nurses Day is celebrated across the world on 12th May each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.  It commemorates the birth of Florence Nightingale who was born on May 12th 1820, and celebrates the important role of nurses in health care. The theme for International Nurses Day (IND) 2022 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health, focusing on the need to protect, support and invest in the nursing profession to strengthen health