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Health Minister Edwin Poots today briefed MLAs on a programme of actions to promote quality and good governance across Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland.
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Tens of thousands of elderly patients are suffering in silence because they do not want to “make a fuss”, according to England’s health watchdog. Dame Julie Mellor, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, told the Daily Mail they can be too frightened or polite to complain...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has met the expert group leading the assessment on Congenital Cardiac Services for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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That was the key message from Health Minister Edwin Poots as he addressed The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) Northern Ireland Annual Conference.
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Health Minister, Edwin Poots, has officially opened a new innovation centre at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.
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Health Minister, Edwin Poots, has visited ‘The Acorns’ autism centre in Armagh.
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A University of Melbourne and Austin Health research project is investigating whether two extra serves of dairy food a day can reduce falls and fractures among aged care residents. The two-year study involving 3,000 low care residents in 60 aged care facilities aims to improve protein and calcium...
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The worlds' first computational psychiatry centre has opened in London with a mission to shine a new light on human cognition and understand how it becomes disrupted in disorders such as depression and dementia. Backed by a five-year €5m (£4.1m) investment from the Max Planck Society...
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A record number of older people in the US are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Read more...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today formally launched a new Regional Supervision Policy for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) across Northern Ireland.
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That was the message from Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Michael McBride today as he launched his seventh annual report at Lisnasharragh Primary School in Belfast.
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To enhance access across borders to official microdata, the FP7-funded Data without Boundaries project offers different kinds of support for the work with highly-detailed data from a number of European countries. Depending upon the Research Data Centre, available datasets are business data and...
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A zero-hours contract is an employment contract in which employees have no guaranteed weekly hours or shift patterns – instead they are offered work as and when required by their employer. Event on 19 September 2014 - 10:30am at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB read more
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Northern Ireland is made up of a diverse mix of people and as the population ages, so the needs of everyone must be taken into account. Last week (27 March 2014) the Public Health Agency launched new guidelines ‘See me, hear me, know me’ with the aim of supporting the needs of older...
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‘See me, hear me, know me’ – supporting the needs of the older LGBT community 1st April 2014 News Source: Public Health AgencyTheme: Health & well being , Values, attitudes and opinions Northern Ireland is made up of a diverse mix of people and as the population ages, so the needs of everyone...
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Hundreds of elderly people from around Ireland are participating in a €6m international health project involving some 3,000 people across four countries. The trial being carried out by a research team at University College Cork, is investigating the treatment of older people with a mildly...
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New health study aims to boost wellbeing of over 65s 1st April 2014 News Source: Irish IndependentTheme: Health & well being Hundreds of elderly people from around Ireland are participating in a €6m international health project involving some 3,000 people across four countries. The trial...
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The Age Action Care & Repair programme, which provides odd-jobs and DIY work for older people free of charge, has received a major boost with the addition of a dedicated van which will enable the service to help more people than ever before in Cork City and surrounding areas. Read more here.
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Free DIY service for older people expanded in Cork 1st April 2014 News Source: Cork NewsTheme: Living environments The Age Action Care & Repair programme, which provides odd-jobs and DIY work for older people free of charge, has received a major boost with the addition of a dedicated van which...
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The Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing today (1 April 2014) publishes ‘Age of Opportunity’, a new study exploring the risks and opportunities facing the voluntary sector as a result of the UK’s ageing population. Tens of thousands more baby boomers are reaching...

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