World No Tobacco Day – WHO Award for Ireland

World No Tobacco Day – WHO Award for the Department of Health, Ireland The World Health Organisation has awarded the Department of Health a 2017 World No Tobacco Day Award for its achievements in the area of tobacco control. Ireland is a world leader in tobacco control, and the team at the Department of Health…

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US -Ireland R&D Partnership Programme

US – Ireland R&D Partnership Programme Summary: The guidelines for this call were updated in January 2017 following a review in conjunction with SFI and the Health & Social Care R&D Division in Northern Ireland. The scheme will now cover the entire NIH remit, and the Health Research Board will co-fund the Republic of Ireland…

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Ireland – National Patient Safety Office launched

Press Release Ireland – National Patient Safety Office launched Simon Harris, TD today launched the National Patient Safety Office (NPSO) at its first conference, that brought together patients and healthcare staff working in the area of patient safety,  The work of the National Patient Safety Office (NPSO), which will be located within the Department of…

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Alcohol in Ireland and Getting the Measure of It

Drugs Strategy Launch of National Drugs Strategy Consultation Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, has announced details of a public consultation on the new National Drugs Strategy. The strategy will set out Government policy on tackling drug problems from 2017 onwards. Minister Byrne said: “The development of the…

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Alcohol consumption and costs in Ireland

Alcohol consumption, harm and cost in Ireland HRB new report released: Latest compiled data from the Irish hospital in-patient reporting system confirms impacts of alcohol consumption on the health system. This report examines national findings on the patterns and effects of alcohol consumption and it’s impact on individuals and society. …..more

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Support health research careers, Ireland

Supporting health research careers HRB announces a research career framework action plan The HRB Strategy for 2016-2020 Research. HRB is committed by Evidence. Action to support exceptional researchers and leaders in health research. The steps taken to achieve this by HRB are outlined in Health Research Career Framework Action Plan …..more  

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No smoke without “ire”

People killed by smoking in Ireland “Given that approximately 5,870 people die annually from tobacco-related diseases in Ireland, we are committed to continuing to reduce the numbers of people smoking in Ireland,” said Minister Corcoran Kennedy. “Ireland has been a world leader in relation to tobacco control as well as in our support for public…

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Female breast cancer trends: Ireland

Female breast cancer trends – Ireland National Cancer Registry report shows 1 in 10 women in Ireland will develop malignant breast cancer before her 75th birthday.  Breast cancer is the commonest malignant tumour diagnosed in Irish women, with 2,883 cases diagnosed each year on average during 2011-2013, almost one third of  major malignancies diagnosed in…

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Ireland: €5.7 m for health research leaders

HRB invests €5.7 million in research leaders in health The Health Research Board. Ireland  has appointed four new Research Leaders in the areas of suicide prevention, safe prescribing, dementia care and team leadership in the health services. The awards should build capacity in areas of strategic importance for health delivery in Ireland. and  ensure senior…

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