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New provisions to tackle the harm caused by drink driving in Northern Ireland were included in the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill that completed its passage through the NI Assembly in January 2016. The provisions include two new lower drink drive limits, the lowest of which will apply to novice and...
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Subject: Ageing, Older people
Overarching comments on indicators for the Active Ageing Strategy - The outcome indicators document would benefit from being clearly aligned to the vision, purpose, aims and outcomes of the Active Ageing Strategy. - The range of indicators and measures should be expanded to facilitate the tracking...
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The UK Chief Medical Officers commissioned an expert group to consider whether previous alcohol guidelines should be updated. The group reviewed the scientific evidence about the levels and types of health harm that alcohol can cause, depending on how much and how often people drink. The Chief...
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The Health Research Authority and devolved administrations are developing a new UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research which sets out the high-level principles of good practice in the management and conduct of health and social care research in the UK, as well as the...
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The Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967 has not been updated in any significant respect since it became law. In the intervening years new threats to public health have emerged, and public health legislation in other jurisdictions and internationally has been updated to enable governments and...
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The Infant Mental Health Framework and Action Plan represents a committment to improve interventions from the ante-natal period through to children aged 3. The Public Health Agency consulted on this document this year and responses were received by 29 May 2015. The IPH response highlighted the...
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IPH welcomes the opportunity to comment on Heads of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. International evidence supports these regulatory measures in addressing alcohol consumption and related harm. The World Health Organization has strongly endorsed the use of such public health legislation to...
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In September 2014 the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety sought views on a Strategy for Health and Social Care Research and Development in Northern Ireland. The strategy sets out the DHSSPS’s commitment to support research, researchers and the use of evidence from...
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The Department for Regional Development (DRD) has developed a Draft Bicycle Strategy for Northern Ireland which sets out, over a 25 year period, how DRD plans to make Northern Ireland a cycling community. DRD wants Northern Ireland to be a community which values, nurtures and celebrates cycling in...
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The Department of Environment (NI) recently sought views on the need for a Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill. IPH has a keen interest in the effects of climate change on health. In September 2010 we published a paper – Climate Change and Health: A platform for action - to inform policy...

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