• Don’t ignore your cervical screening invitation – it could save your lifeDon’t ignore your cervical screening invitation – it could save your life

    During Cervical Cancer Prevention week (22-29January) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding women to take up the invitation to have a regular cervical screening test.

    Dr Tracy Owen, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA, said: “Data from 2010-2014 show that, on average, 96 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 23 women die from the disease each year in Northern Ireland. It is therefore important for women to accept their invitation for a screening test – it could literally save your life.

    “Screening aims to prevent cancer from occurring in the first place, by checking for pre-cancerous changes in the cells that line the cervix. Any early changes can then be successfully treated.”

  • Core tables 2015 - Supporting the Director of Public Health Annual Report 2016Core tables 2015 - Supporting the Director of Public Health Annual Report 2016

    These Core Tables for 2015 are published in support of the Director of Public Health Annual Report for 2016 which will be published in June 2017.

  • Students returning to uni urged to get meningitis vaccineStudents returning to uni urged to get meningitis vaccine

    Students returning to university for the start of term are being urged by the Public Health Agency (PHA) to get a vaccine that can help protect against meningitis and septicaemia.

    The vaccine, which helps protect against meningococcal A, C, W and Y disease, is available from GPs for anyone aged 17-19 years (ie those born between 2 July 1996 and 1 July 1999), and first time university students up to the age of 25.

  • Stop smoking for good in 2017Stop smoking for good in 2017

    As we progress through January, many people who quit smoking as a New Year’s Resolution may be finding it tough to stay off tobacco, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to make use of the support that is available to help make their decision permanent.

    Colette Rogers, Strategic Lead for Tobacco Control with the PHA, said: “We know that stopping smoking can be very difficult, but help is at hand. 

  • Aged 70 or 78? Remember to get your shingles vaccinationAged 70 or 78? Remember to get your shingles vaccination

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

    The vaccine will help protect them against this common and painful disease and its complications.

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Don’t ignore your cervical screening invitation – it could save your life

Monday, 23 January 2017 - News

During Cervical Cancer Prevention week (22-29January) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding women to take up the invitation to have a regular cervical screening test.

Dr Tracy Owen, Consultant in Public Health Medic...

Dementia - know the signs

Friday, 20 January 2017 - Publication

This leaflet supports the Dementia public information campaign.

 

Dementia campaign posters

Friday, 20 January 2017 - Publication

These posters support the Dementia public information campaign.

 

Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin, Northern Ireland, 2016/17

Thursday, 19 January 2017 - Publication

The Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin is produced by the PHA and covers statistics for Northern Ireland. The bulletin is produced during the flu season.

 

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