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The Department ran a targeted consultation from 30 November to 18 December 2015 on draft regulations entitled the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Consequential Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.  The purpose of these draft regulations is to introduce a consequential...
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IPH has been actively engaged in research and policy development relating to the interface between health, travel and the built environment. IPH published a review of the Health Impacts of Transport1, Health Impacts of the Built Environment2, and Active travel - healthy lives.3 IPH submitted a...
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IPH welcomed the draft strategy and action plan from DHSSPS and the Department of Justice Improving Health within Criminal Justice. The criminal justice system is an ideal setting for addressing health inequalities through health promotion and prevention activities and it is an opportunity to...
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This Programme for Government Framework is a new approach which focuses on the major societal outcomes that the Executive wants to achieve and provides a basis for all sectors to contribute to the development of plans and actions. It is an approach which reflects international advice and well...
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The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) in the UK invited submissions to a consultation on food and soft drink advertising to children via non-broadcast media. IPH welcomes this consideration of tougher restrictions on the advertising of products high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) to children in...
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IPH submitted views on the Diabetes Strategic Framework Consultation in Northern Ireland in May 2016. In Northern Ireland there are 85,000 adults aged 17 and over living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that approximately 90% of these are living with Type 2 diabetes which is mainly...
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In the Republic of Ireland a new Junior Cycle curriculum is under development. This includes a new Wellbeing component. This consultation sought feedback on the Draft Guidelines for Wellbeing in the Junior Cycle. The draft guidelines propose how schools can deliver the Wellbeing component through a...
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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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