SunSmart Campaign 2023

This years SunSmart Campaign has commenced and will run until the 30th of September 2023. The aim of the campaign is to increase awareness of the steps that can be taken to protect our skin from the sun and to reduce the risk of skin cancer in Ireland. 

Population Health and Health Services Research seminar series Spring/Summer 2023

The Health Behaviour Change Research Group, The HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland, The Health Promotion Research Centre, PPI Ignite Network at University of Galway, and The Diabetes Collaborative Clinical Trials Network are back running a lunchtime seminar series on Zoom to highlight research in the areas of Population Health and Health Services.

COVID-19 Community Testing Centres and PCR Self-Referral Portal will close this week. 30/03/2023.

The Public Health advice for COVID-19 has been updated and from this Thursday, 30th March 2023, COVID-19 testing is no longer recommended for the vast majority of people.

In line with this new advice, community testing centres across the country and the self-referral portal for ordering PCR tests are no longer required, and both will be closed as of 30th March 2023.

Review of Sexual Health Strategy timely given rising HIV and STI rates, says HIV Ireland. 27/03/2023

HIV Ireland has today welcomed the publication of the review of the National Sexual Health Strategy as timely, noting the continued reported rise in rates of HIV and STIs in Ireland. The review was commissioned by the Department of Health in advance of the preparation of a new National Sexual Health strategy for Ireland.

World Bipolar Day. March 30th 2023

World Bipolar Day is on March 30th, 2023.  Affecting up to 40 million people worldwide (WHO, 2022), it is estimated that 1-2% of people in Ireland experience a lifetime prevalence of bipolar disorder. It is a complex and chronic condition characterised by extreme changes in mood and energy and can have a profound impact on every aspect of a person’s day to day life.