GPs Welcome the New C25 Curriculum at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast has this week launched its revised undergraduate medical school curriculum (C25), which gives students greater exposure to general practice and community-based care. Queen’s University has been working hand-in-hand with General Practices all over Northern Ireland to increase the amount of curriculum time spent in primary care. Currently, this stands at about 13% [...]

By |2020-09-21T15:48:30+01:00September 21st, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

HSC Workforce Appeal Recognised Nationally

An appeal to boost Northern Ireland’s health and social care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic has been shortlisted for a UK-wide award. The Department of Health worked in partnership with HealthSectorTalent on the campaign which has now been shortlisted in the Excellence in Public Service HR category of the Personnel Today awards. Health Minister Robin [...]

By |2020-09-16T11:41:21+01:00September 16th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Progress Welcomed on StopCOVID NI App for Young People

Health Minister Robin Swann and Commissioner for Children and Young People Koulla Yiasouma have jointly welcomed the work to develop a new version of the StopCOVID NI app for under-18s. The Department of Health is targeting the launch of the new version before the end of September. It will help schools, FE colleges and universities [...]

By |2020-09-14T15:12:23+01:00September 14th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

PDA join Prescription Charges Coalition

 The PDA (Pharmacists’ Defence Association) has joined the Prescription Charges Coalition, a group of 49 organisations calling on the Westminster Government to scrap prescription charges for people with long-term medical conditions in England. The coalition is made up primarily of patient organisations representing those who require medicines to be prescribed because of their long-term medical [...]

By |2020-08-26T10:41:24+01:00August 26th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Why Real World Data Matters To Patients

  Healthcare systems globally are increasingly recognising the value of healthcare data. From developing improved care pathways to driving cost savings through data analytics, arguably the true value of healthcare data lies in patient outcomes. Good data can power better, safer and more effective models of care for patients. As technology unlocks new data sets [...]

By |2020-08-25T11:21:35+01:00August 25th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

New Head of School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Colin McCoy takes up the position of the new Head of the School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University on 1 August 2020.   Commenting on his appointment, Professor McCoy said “This is an exciting and challenging time to be taking up this position. The importance of the role of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists in the [...]

By |2020-08-13T15:57:36+01:00August 13th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Swann Increases Clinical Psychology Training Places

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the commissioning of four additional training places on the postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme. Psychologists play a key role in providing mental health services in Northern Ireland and provided essential support to those in need during the Covid-19 crisis. The expansion in training places, delivered through Queen’s University [...]

By |2020-08-10T10:48:55+01:00August 10th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Register for the Nutricia Allergy Symposium here

The annual Nutricia Allergy Symposium, in collaboration with Irish Food Allergy Network (IFAN), will take place this year on Saturday 12th September. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's symposium will be completely virtual but as educational and interesting as always. This event brings together a range of experts in the area of allergy who will give insights [...]

By |2020-08-07T11:36:29+01:00August 7th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

BMA Northern Ireland welcome GMC decision on Ulster University medical school

Speaking about the announcement that the graduate-entry medical school at Ulster University’s Magee campus has successful progressed through to the next steps of the General Medical Council’s (GMC) rigorous quality assurance process for new medical schools, Dr Alan Stout, chair of BMA’s Northern Ireland general practitioners committee, said: “We’re delighted with this achievement as it [...]

By |2020-08-06T15:29:45+01:00August 6th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

New Research to Examine how Changes in the Eye May Provide Insight on Cognitive Impairment in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded a European Union (Horizon 2020) grant to co-lead the RECOGNISED project, together with Professor Rafael Simo, from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Spain. The research will determine how the retina can be used as a tool to identify and predict cognitive impairment and dementia in people with [...]

By |2020-08-06T09:55:32+01:00August 6th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments