La Roche-Posay Presents the New Acne Diagnostic Tool Powered by Artificial Intelligence

Effaclar SpotScan is the result of 2 years of work with support of renewed dermatologists and using the global acne evaluation scale (GEA) analysing over 6000 of pictures from different phototypes and ethnicities Effaclar SpotScan UK has been approved and recommended by the Primary care Dermatology Society (PCDS). Patients simply take 3 selfie pictures using [...]

By |2020-11-24T14:43:14+01:00November 24th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

The Root of the Problem

Rare, progressive, but with potentially severe implications for individuals, more attention must be cast on hereditary ATTR amyloidosis. NIHR finds out more about the complexity of the disease and how healthcare professionals can encourage timely intervention. Hereditary ATTR amyloidosis may be a disease that many healthcare professionals and patients in Ireland are not overly familiar [...]

By |2020-11-27T17:01:27+01:00November 23rd, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Dermatology Webinar Series

With the COVID-19 pandemic still causing disruption on a global basis, Thornton & Ross is delighted to support this series of free and accredited webinars that will contribute to your learning and development programme. The next of these takes place on Tuesday 24th November and is titled, 'Diabetes and Mobility Explained'. This webinar is CPD [...]

By |2020-11-19T12:18:53+01:00November 19th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

PDA supports campaign to protect all Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence

This National Respect for Shopworkers Week (16-22 November), the PDA supports the retail workers union, Usdaw, with their petition that asks the government to enact legislation to protect retail workers from violence, threats and abuse. The PDA has a longstanding campaign to end violence in pharmacies, including campaigning to stop violent incidents in community pharmacy. This [...]

By |2020-11-17T15:35:33+01:00November 17th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Research Highlights Decrease in Discharges to Care Homes

Discharges from Northern Ireland hospitals to care homes decreased during the first Covid-19 surge compared to the same period in 2019, a newly published study has found. The research looked at data for discharges, as well as considering if there was any correlation between discharges from hospitals and infection rates in care homes.  The work [...]

By |2020-11-12T17:31:31+01:00November 12th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

New Advice to Help New Parents During the Pandemic

Paediatricians, health visitors and GPs have joined forces to produce guidance for parents who are worried about their new baby. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has joined forces with the British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM – part of the RCPCH), the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV), and the Royal College [...]

By |2020-11-12T17:24:47+01:00November 12th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Pharmacists’ union the PDA affiliates to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions

The PDA Union, which represents employed and locum pharmacists across Northern Ireland is the latest independent trade union to affiliate to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). Congress is the largest civil society organisation on the island of Ireland, representing and campaigning on behalf of some 800,000 working people across the island of Ireland, of [...]

By |2020-11-11T11:11:23+01:00November 11th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Pharmacy Workforce Review published

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the publication of his Department’s Pharmacy Workforce Review. Statement on HMS Caroline The Review contains an analysis of the current pharmacy workforce in Northern Ireland and recommendations to inform the development of the pharmacy workforce over the next ten years. Minister Swann said: “Pharmacists and their teams play an essential role [...]

By |2020-11-09T17:14:12+01:00November 9th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

NPA Welcomes Phased Implementation of Brexit Medicines Changes in Northern Ireland

The UK government and the European Union have agreed a phased process for implementing medicines regulation in Northern Ireland up to 31 December 2021. The National Pharmacy Association has welcomed the move as “common sense”, having lobbied Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove for a delay. In a letter sent to Mr Gove on 27 October, [...]

By |2020-11-09T12:01:09+01:00November 9th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Research Finds Common Anticholinergic Drugs Increase Risk of Mortality in People with Dementia

A study led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has found anticholinergic drugs significantly increase the risk of mortality in people with dementia. The research has been published in Aging & Mental Health. Anticholinergics are a type of medication that blocks the action of a neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger in the brain, called acetylcholine. They [...]

By |2020-11-05T10:26:20+01:00November 5th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments