Pharmacy Leaders Warn Ministers About Post-Brexit Medicines Shortages in Northern Ireland

The UK Community Pharmacy Falsified Medicine Directive Working Group is calling on the government in Westminster to protect the supply of medicines into Northern Ireland following the end of the Brexit transitional period on 31 December. Under the Northern Ireland Protocol of the EU Withdrawal Agreement, the EU pharmaceutical regulatory framework will continue to apply [...]

By |2020-10-07T11:10:50+01:00October 7th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

PDA Union respond to Rowlands announcement

The PDA will be supporting members affected by the announcement made by Rowlands Pharmacy about yet another so-called “transformation programme” by a pharmacy multiple, which pharmacists will recognise as “cuts”. Rowlands management team announced on 5 October 2020 that they intend to make changes to store opening hours, cut contracted hours of work and implement [...]

By |2020-10-07T09:25:04+01:00October 7th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

New COVID App Version Paves Way for Teenage Clicks

The StopCOVID NI app is now available to 11-17-year-olds - in an important boost for the fight against Covid-19. Health Minister Robin Swann has predicted that “teenage clicks” will help take downloads for the app over the half million mark. The current total for downloads is close to 400,000. The StopCOVID NI app was launched [...]

By |2020-10-01T13:00:49+01:00October 1st, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

New Charity Commits £1 Million Funding for Cutting-Edge Bowel Research

Bowel Research UK has been created following the merger of two well-respected charities – Bowel Disease Research Foundation and Bowel & Cancer Research – in order to focus resources and expertise. Between them, the two charities have more than 50 years’ experience and are already responsible for investing more than £9 million in research over [...]

By |2020-09-30T10:15:17+01:00September 30th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Doctors Raise Over 1,000 Consent Queries with MDU as Revised GMC Guidance Published

Over a three-year period, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation has had over 1,000 contacts from its members about getting patient consent. Common queries include dealing with patients lacking capacity and advice on drafting statements in response to allegations of inadequate consent. The figures were released to coincide with GMC guidance on [...]

By |2020-09-30T09:58:54+01:00September 30th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Parkinson’s: Windows of Opportunity

This article was sourced from news stories highlighted by The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. As the urgent need for disease-modifying therapies for the Parkinson’s community continues, what’s currently leading the way in the research landscape?\ Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia in Parkinson’s A research team at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology – led [...]

By |2020-09-28T16:20:04+01:00September 28th, 2020|NIH News, NIHR July 2020|0 Comments

Going Over and Beyond

Aware of the growing challenge within the NHS to improve efficiency, patient safety, and the time patients spend waiting for their prescriptions to be dispensed, Kent Pharma has been working in conjunction with NHS customers and lead procurement pharmacists to give you the best solutions. Ian McWilliams, Hospital Over Label – Key Account Manager (North) [...]

By |2020-09-28T16:09:19+01:00September 28th, 2020|NIH News, NIHR July 2020|0 Comments

Words of Advice

An impactful resource has been designed to provide information to help support people with dementia who have experienced a bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joanne Ballentine, a Northern Ireland Hospice Nurse Specialist for Dementia, along with Dr Frances Duffy, Consultant Clinical Psychologist from the Northern Health & Social Care Trust, recently collaborated to develop the [...]

By |2020-09-28T15:56:43+01:00September 28th, 2020|NIH News, NIHR July 2020|0 Comments

Addressing it Head-on

From wading through the complexity of treatment options, to accessing specialist support virtually, Una Farrell, The Migraine Trust, homes in on how migraines can be managed during the pandemic. From early on in the COVID-19 crisis, we were hearing from people seeking our help that the pandemic was seriously impacting the management of their migraine. [...]

By |2020-09-28T15:52:27+01:00September 28th, 2020|NIH News, NIHR July 2020|0 Comments

A Helping Hand

Against a wider backdrop of uncertainty, the Pharmaceutical Society NI is continuing to deliver much-needed support and reassurance to the sector. Check out a few of their latest statements. Pharmacist Registration It is illegal to practice as a pharmacist in Northern Ireland without first being registered with the Pharmaceutical Society NI.       There [...]

By |2020-09-28T15:25:31+01:00September 28th, 2020|NIH News, NIHR July 2020|0 Comments