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  • Group B Streptococcus and pregnancy
    In a very small number it infects the baby usually just before or during labour and can lead to serious illness Treatment for GBS In some circumstances antibiotics can reduce the risk of a baby developing GBS You should be offered antibiotics during labour if You have previously had a baby with invasive GBS infection GBS has been found in your urine in your current pregnancy GBS has been found on swabs from your vagina which have been taken for another reason during this pregnancy You have a high temperature during labour If you have an infection of the membranes around the baby Chorioamnionitis Your obstetrician or midwife will assess whether you need to be given antibiotics during labour If you need antibiotics they will be given through a vein intravenously Screening for GBS In Northern Ireland as in the rest of the UK routine testing for GBS in pregnancy is not currently recommended because there is insufficient evidence to support it This position is kept under regular review If you are concerned about GBS discuss it with your doctor or midwife More useful links Group B Strep Support website 1 nidirect Group B Streptococcus and pregnancy 2 PI GroupB

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/1136 (2016-02-11)
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  • NIMACH
    Outcome Review Programmes are commissioned by The Health Care Quality Improvement Partnership HQIP on behalf of NHS England DHSSPS Northern Ireland the Health Department of the Scottish Government the Welsh Government the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man Further information related to the programmes may be found on the HQIP website at http www hqip org uk clinical outcome review programmes 2 1 Northern Ireland s involvement in the national CORPs is commissioned by HQIP on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Services Within Northern Ireland the programmes for maternal newborn infant and child health are coordinated via the Northern Ireland Maternal and Child Health Office NIMACH which is based within the Public Health Agency NIMACH collects and analyses data in support of Maternal Newborn and Infant programme Coordinated by MBRRACE UK Child Health programme delivered by NCEPOD in collaboration with University of Cardiff Main reports Saving Lives Improving Mother s Care Saving Lives Improving Mothers Care report 2014 Full pdf 2 Perinatal Confidential Enquiry Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Perinatal CDH Report 2014 Full pdf 3 Contact details Heather Reid Regional Manager Sinead Magill Business Manager Joanne Gluck Clinical Research Midwife Malcolm Buchanan Administrator NIMACH Regional Office Public

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/742 (2016-02-11)
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  • Stillbirth Conference – Causes, Prevention and Management | HSC Public Health Agency
    Northern Ireland Maternal and Child Health NIMACH part of the PHA hosted a stillbirth seminar on Thursday 22 November to bring together leading national and international experts to address clinical issues surrounding stillbirth Stillbirth is when a pregnancy has carried to 24 weeks or more but sadly the baby dies before it is born Reasons for a stillbirth are complex and not always understood The purpose of this educational seminar was to consider the causes prevention and management of stillbirths The day provided an opportunity to hear from experts nationally and internationally who have been involved in programmes that have successfully reduced stillbirth rates The seminar attracted medical professionals involved in maternity issues including consultants and trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology clinical managers midwives public health professionals paediatric pathologists and specialist trainees For the full press release click here Print Facebook Twitter Service Development and Screening News Publications Screening Group B Streptococcus and pregnancy NIMACH Stillbirth Conference Causes Prevention and Management NICORE Commissioning teams Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register Northern Ireland Cancer Registry 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

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/directorate-public-health/service-development-and-screening/stillbirth-conference-%E2%80%93-causes-preventio (2016-02-11)
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  • NICORE
    improve quality of care neonatal teams to accurately inform parents regarding short and long term outcomes for babies neonatal teams to share good practice and compare performance with other neonatal units in Northern Ireland the Republic of Ireland the UK and internationally HSC providers to make informed decisions about the future needs of sick babies in Northern Ireland researchers to carry out important studies and to contribute to existing knowledge Each year approximately 2 000 newborn babies in Northern Ireland will need extra care and will be admitted to a neonatal unit Most of these will need intensive or high dependency care Most babies in a neonatal unit have been born prematurely are too small or have internal organs that have not formed properly They all have complex needs and each baby must receive the right care at the right time based on sound medical advice When your baby is admitted to a neonatal unit details are coded using the mother s and the baby s unique references recorded onto a system that are confidential and can be accessed only by the health professionals caring for your baby This includes details about your baby s birth birth weight conditions treatment

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/743 (2016-02-11)
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  • Commissioning teams
    teams Specialist services Unscheduled care Elective care Cancer care Palliative care Long term conditions Maternity paediatrics gynaecology child health Community care elderly physical disability Children and families Mental health learning disability Prison services 2011 Public Health Agency Designed and produced

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/744 (2016-02-11)
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  • Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register
    Northern Ireland The NICPR is held at the Queen s University of Belfast and is funded by the Public Health Agency Contact from parents and people with cerebral palsy is particularly welcome Further information can be found at www qub ac uk research centres nicpr 1 Contact the NICPR at Northern Ireland Cerebral Palsy Register Room 1 36 Mulhouse Building Queen s University Belfast Grosvenor Road Belfast BT12 6BJ Telephone

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/795 (2016-02-11)
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  • Northern Ireland Cancer Registry
    Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB April 2011 84 pages Fitzpatrick D Gavin AT Monitoring care of colorectal cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed 2006 with comparisons 1996 2001 Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2010 May 57 Appendices Tables 68 Donnelly D Gavin AT Monitoring care of female breast cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed 2006 with comparisons to 1996 2001 Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2010 Apr 61 Appendices Tables 78 Bannon F Gavin AT Monitoring care of prostate cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed 2006 with comparison 1996 2001 Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2009 65 Appendices Tables 73 Donnelly D Gavin AT Chapter 2A review of Cancer Mortality in Northern Ireland Registrar General s Report 2008 Bannon F Gavin AT Monitoring care of lung cancer patients in Northern Ireland diagnosed 2006 with comparison 1996 2001 Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2009 Apr 64 Appendices Tables 70 Donnelly DW Gavin AT Comber H Cancer in Ireland 1994 2004 A summary report Northern Ireland Cancer Registry National Cancer Registry Ireland 2009 40 Appendices Tables 60 Smith A Gavin AT Care of patients with malignant melanoma of skin in Northern Ireland 2006 Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2008 Sep 41 Appendices 49 Bannon F Kinnear H Gavin AT Ranaghan L Cancer services audit 2001 2 2004 5 Thyroid N Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2007 Dec 45 Appendices 48 Donnelly DW Gavin AT Survival of cancer patients in Northern Ireland 1993 2004 Northern Ireland Cancer Registry Queen s University Belfast 2007 Oct 168 Summary 6 Kinnear H Gavin AT Monitoring care of patients with upper GI cancers in Northern Ireland in 2005 Northern Ireland Cancer Registry 2007 Oct 80 Appendices 83 Kinnear H Gavin AT Mole D Ranaghan L Cancer Services Audit 2001 Pancreas Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2006 Jan 35 Appendices 44 Monaghan P Gavin AT Ranaghan L Cancer Services Audit 1996 2001 Ovary and Cervix Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2006 Oct 41 Appendices 52 Gavin AT Fitzpatrick D Ranaghan L Cancer Services Audit 1996 2001 Lung Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2005 Jul 31 Appendices 36 Gavin AT Hughes J Kinnear H Fitzpatrick D Ranaghan L Cancer Services Audit 1996 2001 Oesophagus and Stomach Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2005 Ma 49 Appendix 52 Gavin AT Hughes J Ranaghan L Fitzpatrick D Cancer Services Audit 1996 2001 Prostate Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2005 Jun 27 Appendices 33 Gavin AT Kinnear H Fitzpatrick D Ranaghan L Cancer Services Audit 1996 2001 Breast Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2005 May 32 Appendices 43 Kinnear H Gavin AT Ranaghan L Cancer Services Audit 1996 2001 Colorectal Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2005 Oct 44 Appendices 52 Campo J Comber H Gavin AT All Ireland cancer statistics 1998 2000 Northern Ireland Cancer Registry QUB National Cancer Registry 2004 Aug 74 Appendices 102 Summary 5 Fitzpatrick DA Gavin AT Middleton RJ Catney D eds Cancer in Northern Ireland 1993 2001 A Comprehensive Report N Ireland Cancer Registry QUB 2004 May 143 Appendices

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/745 (2016-02-11)
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  • PHA opens 2nd Northern Ireland Clinical Innovation Conference
    debate in a variety of workshops covering cardiology cancer respiratory precision medicine and medicines optimisation as well as accelerating adoption and diffusion of innovation Launching the event Dr Janice Bailie PHA HSC R D said We in the PHA s R D Division are delighted to be working with so many colleagues and partners in showcasing the capability and capacity in Northern Ireland Over the last seven years a growing proportion of our budget has been invested in creating clinical research networks and other supporting research infrastructure with the aim of providing a platform for Northern Ireland researchers to compete at a global level in health and social care research I believe we have very much succeeded in that aim We are more than ready to work with industry colleagues and there is always an open door to discuss how we might best do that together Speaking at the event Dr Michael McBride Chief Medical Officer Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety said I am delighted to have been able to support and attend the Northern Ireland Clinical Innovation Conference Involvement in clinical research is vital to gathering the evidence needed to understand which tests treatments and care practices are best for our patients This event represents an opportunity to engage with companies that are actively seeking to run research studies in Northern Ireland to understand their requirements and to bring more commercially funded research to Northern Ireland This gives our patients access to the newest tests treatments and technologies through regulated clinical trials programmes Ultimately clinical trials provide the evidence base to ensure services are optimally designed and resources are used in an evidence based manner for the benefit of our population Colette Goldrick Director ABPI NI who attended the event said Our industry seeks to develop

    Original URL path: http://www.publichealthagency.org/print/2648 (2016-02-11)
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