The New Normal

Rob Elliott, Marketing Director, Viatris In this interview, Rob Elliott, Marketing Director, Viatris, sheds light on the evolving role of pharmacy during the pandemic, as well as the impact of the increased demand of the sexual health category. What are your thoughts on how the Covid pandemic has changed the relationship between pharmacy [...]

By |2021-09-17T12:11:48+01:00September 17th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Young People Aged 12-to-15 to be Offered COVID vaccine

People aged 12-15 in Northern Ireland will be offered a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine shortly. This move follows the unanimous advice to ministers from the four UK Chief Medical Officers. Health Minister Robin Swann said: “I have carefully considered the advice provided by the four UK Chief Medical Officers and have accepted their recommendation [...]

By |2021-09-14T11:21:08+01:00September 14th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Live Johnson & Johnson Training Webinar on Smoking Cessation and Nicotine Replacement Therapy – 21st Septemb­er, 7:3­0p­m

Learn about the challenges people face when starting to quit smoking, how Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can help, and how you can support individuals to quit. Join smoking cessation and behaviour change trainer Jennifer Percival for a new & free training session on smoking cessation and NRT sponsored by Nicorette. First touching on why it [...]

By |2021-09-08T12:23:38+01:00September 8th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Ulster University Opens the Doors to its First Medical Students with a New School of Medicine

Today, a new chapter unfolds at Magee when Ulster University will make history by opening the doors of a newly refurbished building to welcome the very first 70 students to the new School of Medicine. The first cohort to enter the first graduate entry medical school in Northern Ireland is made up of students with [...]

By |2021-08-23T13:12:36+01:00August 23rd, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Northern Ireland protocol: NPA calls for medicines deal

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) today issued a fresh appeal to Brexit negotiators to reach an understanding that will allow manufacturers and suppliers to continue to supply medicines as normal to Northern Ireland.   Under the Northern Ireland protocol, part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, medicines made in UK have to be licensed separately for [...]

By |2021-07-08T11:02:34+01:00July 8th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

IFAN Podinar Event

IFAN Podinar Event IFAN (Irish Food Allergy Network) invites you to attend a new allergy “podinar” series. Join leading allergy experts from across Ireland and tune in to practical discussions on allergy management. There’s no formal structure, no slides and it’s all live – what could possibly go wrong? Come along to our next session [...]

By |2021-06-17T17:14:34+01:00June 17th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Introduction of Shorter Interval Between Vaccine Doses

The interval between doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines is to be reduced to a maximum of eight weeks. This will accelerate the vaccination programme as it moves into its final phase and will ensure that people across Northern Ireland have the strongest possible protection from variants of the Covid-19 virus. The Chief Medical [...]

By |2021-06-10T13:33:43+01:00June 10th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Ministers announce expansion of testing for all post-primary pupils

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister Peter Weir have announced that the programme of regular testing for Covid-19 in post-primary schools is to be expanded to include all pupils. Since March, regular testing using Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests has been made available to older students in years 12 to 14 in schools and [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:03:47+01:00June 9th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

The Cambrian Alliance Group and Target Healthcare Announce New Supply Agreement

The Cambrian Alliance Group and Target Healthcare are pleased to announce that they have entered into a new supply agreement for the provision of generic and PI medicines to independent pharmacy across the UK. This new supply agreement combines Cambrian’s market leading buying platform, e-CASS, with Target’s first class delivery service and supply arrangements. With [...]

By |2021-06-09T12:15:30+01:00June 9th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

The MHRA concludes positive safety profile for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds

An extension to the current UK approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that allows its use in 12- to 15-year-olds has today been authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This follows a rigorous review of the safety, quality and effectiveness of the vaccine in this age group by the MHRA and [...]

By |2021-06-09T09:46:06+01:00June 9th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments