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  British Department of Health - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Department of Health is a department of the United Kingdom government.
It is led by the Secretary of State for Health with three junior Ministers of State.
Like many other UK ministries or departments of state, the Department of Health has been known by various other names.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Department_of_Health   (258 words)

 Department of Health - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Department of Health in China, see: Department of Health (China).
For the former Ministry of Health in the United Kingdom, see: British Department of Health.
For a Department of Health in the USA, see (example): Department of Health (Insert name of city, county or state).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Department_of_Health   (182 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Europe / Britain says US told of vaccine shortage
LONDON -- British health officials said yesterday that their American counterparts were informed in mid-September that problems at a drug manufacturing plant in northwest England could disrupt influenza vaccine supplies to the United States.
The British account is at odds with statements by US health officials that they were caught by surprise by the British regulatory agency's decision this week to suspend vaccine manufacturing for three months at the Liverpool plant.
A British Department of Health statement said officials had arranged for an additional 1.2 million doses from some of its five other suppliers by the end of the month, with 1 million more due to arrive by mid-November.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2004/10/09/britain_says_us_told_of_vaccine_shortage?mode=PF   (396 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
New Delhi, Nov. 2 (PTI): The British department of health is looking for qualified and trained doctors from India in the field of medicine, radiology, anaesthesia and psychiatry to work as full-time consultants in the UK.
The British health department is looking for doctors who have completed their masters followed by further specialist training in any senior post, including senior registrar, senior resident, lecturer, associate professor, assistant professor and graded specialist (armed forces).
British high commission officials said suitable candidates would be invited to a NHS Consultants Career seminar, which will be held in February and July next year.
www.telegraphindia.com /1031103/asp/nation/story_2529257.asp   (396 words)

 Transplant Week -- Your Online Transplant Newsletter
The British government is planning tests to establish whether Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), the deadly human form of mad-cow disease, might be accidentally transferred from organ and tissue donors to patients undergoing transplant surgery.
The British Department of Health said the researchers are seeking to assess the unquantified risk of Britain's organ and tissue transplant programs worsening the country's CJD outbreak, in which 133 Britons have died.
Advisers to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggested last year that the risk of transmitting CJD through tissues was significantly higher than through blood transfusions.
www.transplantweek.org /members/Vol4/News/043202.htm   (147 words)

 Department of Health issues guidelines to British parents on how to smack their children
Children's charities and pressure groups have condemned a new Department of Health consultation document, which outlines how parents can smack their children in an "acceptable" way.
The Department of Health document, which will become law, is meant to clarify how the defence of “reasonable chastisement” is defined, and when it can be used.
Defending the guidelines, Health Minister John Hutton told the BBC, “Parents in this country want the opportunity to be able to issue a mild rebuke to their children in the context of a loving, stable family relationship.” He said that the upbringing of children should be a private matter for parents.
www.wsws.org /articles/2000/feb2000/smck-f02.shtml   (925 words)

 The Body: British Health Department Launches Hepatitis C Testing Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The British Department of Health on Wednesday announced a new campaign to encourage people to be tested for hepatitis C, APM/Reuters Health reports.
The Body is a service of Body Health Resources Corporation, 250 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10107.
The Body and its logos are trademarks of Body Health Resources Corporation, which owns the copyright of The Body's homepage, topic pages, page designs and HTML code.
www.thebody.com /kaiser/2004/jan30_04/hepc_testing.html   (384 words)

 Meningitis vaccine under scrutiny in uk
The Department of Health estimates that only 10-15 percent of reactions are reported using the Yellow Card Scheme.
The situation regarding the safety of the meningitis program was further called into question in September, when it was learned that four of the medical experts responsible for advising the government on the meningitis vaccine's safety had financial ties to one or more of the vaccine's manufacturers.
One member, Dr. David Goldblatt of the Institute of Child Health, was found to have served on an advisory panel for Wyeth and to have received research grants from both Wyeth and North American Vaccines, which produces a third meningitis vaccine (Neisvac).
www.chiroweb.com /archives/18/22/05.html   (974 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Contaminated claims?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Helen Janecek of the CJD Incidents Panel at the UK's Health Protection Agency -- an independent body which carried out vulnerable countries' risk assessment -- confirmed that Egypt was not amongst the countries affected by the most recent warning.
A spokesperson at the British Department of Health told the Weekly in a phone interview that Egypt was one of 30 countries that occasionally used blood exports from Britain.
Unfortunately, blood donors infected with vCJD cannot be identified since their blood does not show signs of the disease at an early stage, the Department of Health source said.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2004/711/eg6.htm   (1010 words)

 Free Press : U.K. Panel Urges Curbs on TV Spots For 'Junk Food'
In its increasing effort to assume a role in social public-health issues, the British Department of Health recommended yesterday that the government ban smoking in public places and pressure junk-food marketers to limit their prime-time TV commercials.
The U.K. Department of Health released a report that calls for advertisers to limit children’s and adults’ exposure to food high in sugar, salt and fat by reducing advertising after 6 p.m., a time when many children watch television.
The Department of Health also said it would seek a ban that prevents smoking in restaurants, pubs and other public places.
www.freepress.net /news/5430   (810 words)

 Britain: U.S. Told Of Vaccine Shortage (washingtonpost.com)
In Washington on Friday, federal health officials told an emergency hearing in the House Committee on Government Reform that the system for procuring vaccines for the American public has been getting increasingly fragile for years but that none of the proposed solutions are likely to fix the problem quickly.
British officials said there had been regular communication with American public health officials at the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since Aug. 26, when Chiron announced it would delay releasing supplies of the vaccine because about 4 million doses had been tainted.
A British Department of Health statement said officials had already arranged for an additional 1.2 million doses from some of its five other suppliers by the end of the month, with an additional 1 million due to arrive by mid-November.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A18795-2004Oct8.html   (884 words)

 phorum - Health & Medicine Forum at Asiawind - UK Mulls Regulations for TCM
The British Department of Health has held a public hearing on proposed statutory regulation of herbal medicine and acupuncture practitioners.
In September 2001, the Industry Branch of the British Department of Health and the British advisory Committee on Safety of Medicines made public new TCM toxicity and side-effect cases and said "even the most optimistic view is reluctant to endorse the guaranteed safety of TCM."
The British Department of Health is reviewing the opinions it has collected and is updating its proposal, which should be released within the next few months.
www.asiawind.com /forums/read.php?f=8&i=178&t=178   (658 words)

 New U.K. Stats Show Largest Abortion Rate in British History
Figures from the Department of Health show that 181,600 abortions were carried out in 2003, an increase of 3.2 percent over the previous year.
The British Department of Health was sharply criticized earlier this month for recommending that health professionals "establish a rapport" with patients under the age of 16 who are seeking contraceptives.
Julia Millington, Political Director of the ProLife Party, commented on the fact that the Department of Health would not release a breakdown of the 1,950 abortions performed because the child was expected to have a disability.
www.lifenews.com /nat766.html   (530 words)

 (British) NHS 'worse value than US provider'
A spokesman for the British Department of Health said the findings showed there was still a long way to go with the modernisation of the NHS.
Responding to the findings a spokesman for the Department of Health said the study showed the NHS was 10% cheaper overall and that a comparison between two systems catering for very different patients was difficult...
The Department of Health also said the areas where Kaiser was outperforming the NHS had already been identified and were included in the NHS Plan.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/fr/610062/posts   (640 words)

 Safety and Health Topics: Agricultural Operations
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-154, (2001, June), 1.55 MB PDF, 191 pages.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-153, (2001, May), 618 KB PDF, 179 pages.
Designed for those working in farm safety, including farm managers who are responsible for their health and others working in their operation (including a focus on children).
www.osha.gov /SLTC/agriculturaloperations   (1308 words)

 Health Organizations and Bodies
A national voluntary organization whose mission is to serve and unite the physicians of Canada and to be the national advocate, in partnership with the people of Canada, for the highest standards of health and health care.
Material produced by and for the British Department of Health which is of relevance to health and social care professionals.
Its aim is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the community by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.
www.themedicaldirectory.org /organizations.shtml   (332 words)

 British Doctors Send Women to Spain for Late Abortions
The British Department of Health has launched an investigation into BPAS's late-abortion referrals.
BPAS, which is funded by the National Health Service, provides more than 80% of abortions in Britain between 20-23 weeks gestation, the Press Association reported.
British law bans abortion after 24 weeks except for fetal disability or danger to the mother.
www.nrlc.org /news/2004/NRL12/british_doctors_send_women_to_sp.htm   (848 words)

 Department of Health
The Office of Minority Health was designated as the lead Office for the US for this collaboration.
Phase I - Office-to-office communication, between the Office of Minority Health and its counterpart in the British Department of Health, facilitated reaching mutual understanding of the minority health issues in both countries.
This Agreement provides a framework in which a broad range of racial and ethnic minority health issues can be addressed especially in the areas of sharing experiences and information on good practice, research, access to and quality of health services, health status, inequalities in health, partnerships and coalition building.
www.minorityhealth.gov.uk /background.htm   (350 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
British officials say they warned the U.S. government last month that problems at a drug manufacturing plant could disrupt influenza vaccines to the United States.
According to a report in Saturday's Washington Post, British Department of Health officials say they notified their American counterparts of a possible shortage on September 13, after drug maker Chiron announced four million doses of the vaccine were contaminated.
The shortfall of almost one half of available flu vaccines caught U.S. health agencies off guard last Wednesday, forcing states to ration the available supply for high-risk individuals, such as children and the elderly.
quickstart.clari.net /voa/art/gc/798D369F-A04F-4CE8-928EF28F024A3568.html   (136 words)

 CBC News:Travellers' blood clot claim underway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
LONDON - British victims of travellers' thrombosis, or "economy-class syndrome," have brought their fight to court.
They are expected to argue the condition is a medical problem rather than an accident, for which they would be responsible for under the convention.
Christoffersen launched a consumer group and campaign on DVT and has lobbied for airlines to educate the public about the dangers of blood clots.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2002/11/05/Consumers/travellersclot_021105   (406 words)

 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OBJECTS BRITISH RECRUITMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Department of Health objects to a drive by the National Association of Health Authorities and Trusts (part of the British National Health Service) to systematically recruit our scarce resource: medical doctors.
The South African Health Department is sensitive to this matter because we are working hard at improving salary conditions of our health personnel, including doctors.
If the British NHS would like to get assistance from South Africa it would be preferable to contact the South African Department of Health and other relevant authorities formally, rather than to pouch the people who are to provide access to health care of our people.
www.polity.org.za /html/govdocs/pr/1996/pr0110b.html   (247 words)

 Flu shot shortage looms due to Chiron's woes - Oct. 6, 2004
Public health officials said plans to vaccinate millions of people this fall would be disrupted by the announcement.
Public health officials said it was important that many of those who received flu shots in the past pass up shots this year to help maintain enough supply for those at risk.
The British Department of Health confirmed to CNN that it suspended Chiron's manufacturing license for three months.
money.cnn.com /2004/10/05/news/midcaps/chiron?cnn=yes   (1132 words)

 international news
John Cox, M.D., president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London, said in an interview that the new health czars "are a slightly new departure.
It was a joint venture between the British Department of Health and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
This framework, which was published by the British Department of Health last year in its thrust to modernize and reform mental health services in Britain, sets certain national standards for them.
www.psych.org /pnews/00-06-02/england.html   (975 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Because testing for the disease is more reliable, the numbers of 'probable' cases of the disease can be counted, the British Department of Health said on Friday.
The total number of such 'probable' cases in the UK includes 12 living patients and 3 deceased patients whose cause of death is yet to be pathologically confirmed, according to the UK government.
In the past, the disease could only be confirmed at autopsy, but a combination of magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and a biopsy of tonsil tissue can determine a 'probable' case of the degenerative disorder, according to the SEAC.
www.intelihealth.com /pcn/general/00273656.htm   (351 words)

 International News | British Charity Faces Possible Investigation for Helping Women Seek 'Illegal' Late-Term Abortions ...
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service -- a charity that receives funding from the country's National Health Service and provides about 25% of all abortions in Britain each year -- might face an investigation for helping women obtain "illegal" late-term abortions by referring them to a clinic in Spain, London's
Health Secretary John Reid has asked to review recordings compiled by an undercover newspaper investigation and promised to pursue the matter after two antiabortion groups called for a full inquiry, according to the
BPAS Chief Executive Ann Furedi said that the clinic was not breaking the law by referring pregnant women who are past the 24-week British abortion limit to the Barcelona, Spain, clinic and was "simply providing women with international contacts to clinics" for abortion services.
www.kaisernetwork.org /daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=26185   (183 words)

 Destinations: North America | CDC Travelers' Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The incidence of communicable diseases is such that they are unlikely to prove a hazard for international travelers greater than that found in their own country.
There are, of course, health risks, but in general, the precautions required are minimal.
For health information on traveling in Canada, please see Canada's Travel Medicine Program (part of the Public Health Agency of Canada), * which includes updates on current Canadian outbreaks.
www.cdc.gov /travel/namerica.htm   (563 words)

 Consumer Health Digest, March 10, 2005
Consumer Health Digest is a free weekly e-mail newsletter edited by Stephen Barrett, M.D., and cosponsored by NCAHF and Quackwatch.
The report was subsidized by the British Department of Health, the Scottish Executive, and the Welsh Assembly.
In December the Health Department awarded a £900,000 grant to the Foundation to develop and implement regulation of "complementary therapies." The Foundation has indicated that it hopes to see laws passed to regulate acupuncture and "herbal medicine" and progress in voluntary self-regulation of other "complementary" professions.
www.ncahf.org /digest05/05-10.html   (675 words)

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