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Eczema Twitter Chat Hailed a Huge Success

On Friday 13th September, talkhealth, an online community supporting over 250,00 people with chronic conditions (many of these experiencing skin conditions like eczema), hosted an Eczema Twitter Chat to mark World Atopic Eczema Day (14th September) and the start of National Eczema Week (15th-to-22nd September). The chat involved 20 people, including charities such as British [...]

By |2019-09-17T15:55:40+01:00September 17th, 2019|NIH News|0 Comments

Publication of PSNI Corporate Strategy for 2017 – 2022

The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society Northern Ireland has published its Corporate Strategy 2017 – 2022. The Corporate Strategy sets out the council’s vision of being recognised and trusted as a leader for modern and effective healthcare regulation with a key role in ensuring that pharmacy services are safe and meet high standards. The strategy [...]

By |2019-09-16T15:01:27+01:00September 16th, 2019|NIH News|0 Comments

talkhealth to host Eczema Twitter Chat on Friday 13th September to Mark World Atopic Eczema Day

talkhealth are marking World Atopic Eczema Day (14th September) and the start of National Eczema Week (15th-to-22nd September) by hosting an eczema Twitter chat on Friday 13th September between 1-to-2pm GMT. This will also coincide with their online clinic on skin conditions, which is running throughout the month of September. The Twitter chat will cover a range of questions and conversation topics, such as eczema triggers, care routines, [...]

By |2019-09-11T10:12:05+01:00September 11th, 2019|NIH News|0 Comments

Hold the Phone

Dr Sally Old, Medico-Legal Adviser at the Medical Defence Union, investigates important issues for the sector to consider when using social media. At the Medical Defence Union (MDU), we regularly advise members on how to appropriately respond to issues arising from their activity on social media. Used appropriately, social media is an effective tool to [...]

By |2019-09-04T11:33:35+01:00September 4th, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

A Sense of Urgency

Affecting an estimated three-to-six million people across the UK – more than diabetes or asthma – urinary incontinence is a common condition impacting both men and women, yet it’s not spoken about as much as it should be. Seeking to end the taboo and help patients shed their shame, The Urology Foundation suggests steps for [...]

By |2019-09-04T11:28:35+01:00September 4th, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

Paediatric Coeliac Disease: A tall order?

Coeliac disease is a frequent and life-long autoimmune condition, caused by an abnormal reaction of the immune system to gluten – a group of proteins found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye – that are common in the European diet. Despite its significant prevalence, many people are unaware of just how common it [...]

By |2019-09-04T11:25:32+01:00September 4th, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

For Your Information

It’s estimated that nearly 50 per cent of people in Northern Ireland have low health literacy – with this being recognised as a significant public health concern across the world. Kathy Martin, Strategic Impact Manager at Community Development and Health Network, discusses how the organisation’s community-based projects are working towards improving health literacy, with the [...]

By |2019-09-04T11:20:00+01:00September 4th, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

Swallowing, Dysphagia and Medicine

With dysphagia becoming a greater burden as the population ages, David G Smithard and Vruti Patel, Department of Elderly Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, highlight the medicine prescribing and administration considerations which must be acted on accordingly. The taking of medication has become a way of life for the general population, [...]

By |2019-09-04T11:00:15+01:00September 4th, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

Bleeding Edge Technology

Wound care, dressings and bandages could not be described as the glamorous side of medicine – but they matter, and they cost. Against this backdrop of a growing need for greater efficiency, an innovative approach is delivering better outcomes than standard care for preventing surgical site complications in high-risk patients with closed surgical incisions. Nigel [...]

By |2019-09-04T10:56:25+01:00September 4th, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments

Diabetes: A Step in the Right Direction

The number of people in Northern Ireland living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is now 100,000, including an estimated 12,000 people who have not yet been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In light of the condition’s widespread incidence, the sector is increasingly  motivated to address the associated risks for patients. With one particular [...]

By |2019-09-04T10:53:01+01:00September 4th, 2019|NIHR July 2019|0 Comments