DHSSPS

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DHSSPSDepartment of Health Social Services and Public Safety (UK)
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Although it is widely known that oral health is a determinant of general health and quality of life, there are many children, particularly those living in areas of social deprivation, who are not given the opportunity to register with a dentist or to access dental services (DHSSPS, 2007).
DHSSPS (2006) Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults--Regional Adult Protection Policy and Procedural Guidance .
In recent years, the range of children for whom adoption is now considered as a placement option has broadened to include older children and those who have been in care for extended periods (DHSSPS, 2002; Kelly and McSherry, 2002).
The need to prevent repeated dental GA experiences for preschool children [Carson and Freeman, 2000] and promote preventive health behaviours for parents residing in deprived communities has been recognised by the British Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) in Northern Ireland as an important health goal [Dental Branch Annual Report, DHSSPS: 2004a].
"The DHSSPS launched the Community Resuscitation Strategy in 2014, with the aim of improving the survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.
This was followed in November with a further letter to the Trust drawing attention to the procedure outlined by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) in Co-operating to Safeguard Children for case management reviews.
The union's Kevin McAdam said "healthcare workers are outraged at the failure of the DHSSPS to respond to the need for a fair and equitable pay rise".
The current recommendation of the World Health Organization (2002) and UK health departments (DH, 2003; DHSSPS, 2004; NHS Health Scotland, 2010) is that solid foods should be introduced at around six months.
I would like to thank Dr Hilary Harrison of the DHSSPS and Ethel Johnston, former Chair of the Western Boards Adoption Panel, for their help in preparing these notes.