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  • Welcome | HSC Public Health Agency
    be allowed on site by staff patients or visitors This major step by the health and social care system in Northern Ireland is leading the way helping to change the culture and highlight where smoking is unacceptable Reminder to get shingles vaccination Singles can be very painful and in some cases cause serious complications That s why the Public Health Agency PHA is reminding all those eligible to get the free shingles vaccine if they haven t done so already The vaccine will help protect against this common and painful skin disease and its associated complications World Cancer Day signs and symptoms and ways to cut the risks At least one in three of us will get cancer and with an increasing number of cases each year in Northern Ireland the Public Health Agency PHA is using World Cancer Day 4 February to raise awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer and encourage people to speak to their GP if they experience any of them Dr Miriam McCarthy Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA said Whilst cancer can be a difficult topic to address we need to talk about it There are around 9 000 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year in Northern Ireland and only by talking about cancer openly can we improve outcomes The switchboard number for the PHA s Headquarters at Linenhall Street Belfast has changed to 0300 555 0114 Click here for more information Welcome The Public Health Agency PHA was established in April 2009 as part of the reforms to Health and Social Care HSC in Northern Ireland We are the major regional organisation for health protection and health and social wellbeing improvement Our role also commits us to addre ssing the causes and associated inequalities of preventable ill health and lack of wellbeing We are a multi disciplinary multi professional body with a strong regional and local presence Directorates In fulfilling our mandate to protect public health improve public health and social wellbeing and reduce inequalities in health and social wellbeing the PHA works within an operational framework of three areas Public Health Nursing and Allied Health Professionals and Operations Our corporate and business plans reflect these arrangements and our purpose as an organisation Public Health Health Protection Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Service Development and Screening HSC Research and Development Nursing and Allied Health Professions Nursing Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement Centre for Connected Health HSC Safety Forum Operations Planning and Corporate Services Communications and Knowledge Management Latest PHA reminds people of importance of flu vaccine Tuesday 9 February 2016 News The Public Health Agency PHA is again reminding people in at risk groups and others who are eligible to get the winter flu vaccine with a warning about the deadly dangers associated with catching the flu As in pre Major moves under way for health service to go smoke free Monday 8 February 2016 News To mark one month to go before Northern Ireland s health

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  • About us | HSC Public Health Agency
    enhanced focus on public health and wellbeing by bringing together a wide range of public health functions under one organisation We are also required to create better inter sectoral working including enhanced partnership arrangements with local government to tackle the underlying causes of poor health and reduce health inequalities Print Facebook Twitter About About us PHA structure PHA board Offices Freedom of Information Making Life Better Site menu Home About

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  • Directorates | HSC Public Health Agency
    Connected Health HSC Safety Forum Safety and Quality Operations Planning and Corporate Services Communications and Knowledge Management Print Facebook Twitter Site menu Home About Directorates News Publications Contracts Consultations Webcasts Links Contact Legal information Freedom of Information Cookies Privacy Policy Terms of use and disclaimer Our websites www aaascreening info www becancerawareni info www breastfedbabies org www cancerscreening hscni net www choosetolivebetter com www enjoyhealthyeating info www fluawareni info www

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  • News | HSC Public Health Agency
    Medical Issues Directorate of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Nursing Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement Centre for Connected Health and Social Care HSC Safety Forum Directorate of Operations Planning and Corporate Services Communication and Knowledge Management Title Published PHA reminds people of importance of flu vaccine 09 02 2016 Major moves under way for health service to go smoke free 08 02 2016 Reminder to get shingles vaccination 05 02 2016 World Cancer Day signs and symptoms and ways to cut the risks 04 02 2016 Zika advice pregnant women should consider travel plans 04 02 2016 Public Health Annual Research and Practice Conference Call for Abstracts 03 02 2016 Views sought on autism and mental health services for children and young people 29 01 2016 Stay sun safe on snow and sand 25 01 2016 Look out for your neighbours during cold spell 13 01 2016 Are you inching towards bad health 11 01 2016 Carbon Monoxide poisoning 30 12 2015 Advice if flooding occurs 29 12 2015 New smoking campaign highlights one in two risk of habit 29 12 2015 UK policy framework for health and social care research Issued for public consultation 24 12

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  • Publications | HSC Public Health Agency
    Screening HSC Research and Development Professional Medical Issues Directorate of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Nursing Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement Centre for Connected Health and Social Care HSC Safety Forum Directorate of Operations Planning and Corporate Services Communication and Knowledge Management Title Published Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin Northern Ireland 2015 2016 04 02 2016 Epidemiology of tuberculosis in Northern Ireland Annual surveillance report 2014 04 02 2016 Media guidelines for reporting suicide 01 02 2016 Northern Ireland Substitute Prescribing Database Report 31 March 2015 01 02 2016 Regional Health and Social Care Personal and Public Involvement Forum Annual Update Report 2014 15 01 02 2016 Summary CDI and MRSA incidence tables 1st April 2006 to present 26 01 2016 Concerned about suicide 31 12 2015 Transmit Health Protection Service bulletin 22 12 2015 Tobacco Control Northern Ireland 16 12 2015 C difficle surveillance quarterly report July September 2015 14 12 2015 S aureus surveillance quarterly report July September 2015 14 12 2015 HIV surveillance in Northern Ireland 2015 30 11 2015 Annual Quality Report 2014 2015 12 11 2015 Public Health Agency Self Harm Symposium Conference Report 03 11 2015 Speak up and save a life

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  • Funding opportunities | HSC Public Health Agency
    as they can meet the requirements identified and demonstrate that they can deliver the benefits expected To view current grants and tender opportunities or archived information please click the appropriate link below Current funding opportunities View current grant funding opportunities View current tender opportunities Archive information View archive grants information View archive tender information Contracts awarded Print Facebook Twitter Latest news on the New Tender Released 29 January 2016 Forthcoming

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  • Consultations | HSC Public Health Agency
    Publications section of this website Further information on the PHA s commitment to Equality can be found by clicking here Additional information on the consultation process within the DHSSPS is available at www dhsspsni gov uk index consultations htm A list of current consultations within the DHSSPS is available at www dhsspsni gov uk index consultations current consultations htm Print Facebook Twitter Consultations Current consultations Previous consultations Site menu Home

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  • Webcasts | HSC Public Health Agency
    campaign Television advertisement Bowel cancer is a significant cause of ill health and premature death Early years intervention conference A key theme of the Public Health Agency PHA is to give every child and young person the best start in life Investment in the early years brings significant benefits later in life across areas such as health and wellbeing education employment reduced violence and crime Consequently the agency is committed to pursuing strong evidence based programmes to build resilience and promote health and wellbeing Smoking webcast Smoking is the single greatest preventable cause of death in the world today and the Public Health Agency has been at the fore in ensuring that stop smoking support is available for smokers who want to quit protecting non smokers from the dangers of second hand smoke and helping to ensure that young people don t start smoking View our smoking webcast as Dr Carolyn Harper Director of Public Health talks about the work of the Public Health Agency on smoking legislation our hard hitting campaigns and the stop smoking services we commission It All Adds Up Physical activity at least 30 minutes most days for adults and 60 minutes every day for kids is crucial for good health Physical activity is especially important for children if they are to grow into healthy adults Getting active now will benefit them throughout their lives Visit www getalifegetactive com for more information PHA uses webcast to promote health messages This webcast features Dr Carolyn Harper Director of Public Health for the Public Health Agency discussing the Director of Public Health Annual report for 2009 The report outlines some of the main public health challenges in Northern Ireland and highlights a selection of the invaluable work that has been undertaken at grass roots level to address these

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