Swann Announces Expansion of Asymptomatic Testing

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a number of new initiatives to test people who do not have symptoms for Covid-19. This expanded ‘asymptomatic testing programme’ will substantially increase testing for Covid-19 to the benefit of many sectors across Northern Ireland. The programme will use new tests currently available, for example Lateral Flow Devices (LFDs), [...]

By |2021-02-25T14:27:07+01:00February 25th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

J&J Webinar: The Management of Dry & Eczema Prone Skin

Tuesday 16th March at 7.30pm Register now Discover how to offer better skincare support to your patients Join our skincare expert for a new & free training session on the management of dry and eczema prone skin, led by Aveeno. First touching on the skin's functions and structure, we will look at the importance of [...]

By |2021-02-24T17:29:07+01:00February 22nd, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

A New Era For Pharmacist Education And Training

Cathy Harrison, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, in a 17 February 2021 letter to registrants of the Pharmaceutical Society NI has welcomed a new era for pharmacist education and training following the approval by the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland of new initial education and training standards for pharmacists which marks a fundamental and exciting shift [...]

By |2021-02-18T12:46:02+01:00February 18th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

BIAL takes the lead in Europe for the commercialisation of epilepsy treatment, Zebinix® (eslicarbazepine acetate), expanding neurology footprint

PORTO, Portugal, 18 February – BIAL announces the end of the licence agreement established in 2009. BIAL takes the lead for the marketing and distribution of Zebinix® (eslicarbazepine acetate) in Europe. Eslicarbazepine acetate is a once-daily anti-epileptic used to treat epilepsy patients with focal seizures (partial-onset seizures)     For over a decade, BIAL and [...]

By |2021-02-19T12:00:09+01:00February 18th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

New Sertraline Strength Launched By Zentiva

Sertraline, which is indicated for the treatment of Panic Disorder, PTSD, and Social Anxiety Disorder in adults and OCD in adults and children is now available in the new strength of 25mg tablets. Luke Hart, General Manager comments, “we know that the 25mg dose is the starting dose for a number of indications, so we [...]

By |2021-02-16T22:09:53+01:00February 16th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Community Pharmacist Attacked for Asking Customer to Wear a Mask

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a community pharmacist in Northern Ireland has been physically attacked for asking a customer to wear a mask. It is currently not known where this despicable attack took place. Minister Swann has commented, "I am appalled to hear that a community pharmacist has been physically assaulted for asking a [...]

By |2021-02-13T12:13:21+01:00February 13th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Virtual Daisy Lodge Open Day

Cancer Fund for Children is hosting a virtual Daisy Lodge Open Day on Friday 12th February from 10-11am.  This is an opportunity to find out more about the vital support the charity provides to children, teenagers and young adults impacted by cancer and to see around their therapeutic short break facility which is situated at [...]

By |2021-02-04T15:06:02+01:00February 4th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

“A Thousand Little Ships” approach to Covid-19 vaccinations could boost capacity and uptake by millions

The Pharmacists Defence Association (PDA) launches "A Thousand Little Ships", a proposal to maximise the NHS vaccination capacity when demand dramatically increases once the second doses begin. Over 10 million people have received their first Covid-19 vaccination as part of the national programme, this has been achieved through a herculean effort by the NHS, and a repurposing [...]

By |2021-02-04T10:47:09+01:00February 4th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

e-CASS Market Live Demo

Want to buy and sell stock from other independent pharmacy contractors? e-CASS market is the new trading platform from Cambrian Alliance, enabling pharmacies to buy and sell stock from each other with ease. Cambrian Alliance are running another e-CASS market webinar on Tuesday 2nd February at 19:30 hosted by Nathan Wiltshire and Leon Vincent. During [...]

By |2021-02-01T12:58:03+01:00February 1st, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Additional public engagement event announced for consultation on new Substance Use Strategy

The Department of Health has announced an additional public engagement event will be held as part of the ongoing proposals for a new Substance Use Strategy. This event will be specifically aimed at hearing the views of service users and their families directly. The event will cover all aspects of the consultation will take place [...]

By |2021-01-14T13:18:19+01:00January 14th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments