‘Put us on your Christmas list’ urges charity as it seeks to support people with dementia in Northern Ireland

People across Northern Ireland are being urged to ‘put Alzheimer’s Society on their Christmas list’ as the charity seeks to ensure no one affected by dementia goes without the support they need over the festive season. The charity has led the way in highlighting the devastating impact lockdown has had on those with the condition [...]

By |2020-12-16T13:05:26+01:00December 16th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

NPA Responds to Parliamentary Report into Pharmacy COVID Response and Risk of Closures

The parliamentary All-Party Pharmacy Group (APPG) has issued a call for more government support for pharmacies following its ‘flash inquiry’ into the impact of COVID-19. The group’s report, published today, says that pharmacies are facing challenges and threats “at a level never before experienced” and that many pharmacies could close within a year due to [...]

By |2020-12-14T15:23:45+01:00December 14th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Additional Deliveries of Pfizer / Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine

The Department of Health has received further consignments of the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The deliveries bring the number of vaccines delivered to Northern Ireland to almost 50,000. Northern Ireland is part of a UK-wide distribution system and is receiving its supply based on its share of the UK population. The vaccination programme was [...]

By |2020-12-14T12:37:39+01:00December 14th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Survey Explores Pandemic’s Impact on Children’s Experiences and Rights

A global survey of children’s views and experiences of life under COVID-19 has found that the pandemic has had wide-ranging impacts on their experiences and rights. The Life Under Coronavirus survey was designed by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast with children, for children aged between eight-to-17 years, and available in 27 different languages, alongside an [...]

By |2020-12-16T11:49:09+01:00December 14th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

£6.5 Million Additional Support for Vulnerable People Over the Christmas Period

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has allocated a further £6.5 million to support those most severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The programmes will be delivered in partnership with local councils, health trusts, charities and the community and voluntary sector, to ensure that support is directed swiftly to those most in need. The Minister said, [...]

By |2020-12-14T12:18:23+01:00December 14th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Northern Ireland Passes Sad COVID-19 Milestone

Never underestimate this virus, never assume it won’t bring tragedy to your door. That was the message from Health Minister Robin Swann as Northern Ireland reached another sad milestone in the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of Covid-related deaths recorded on the Department of Health dashboard has passed 1,000. “We always have to remember that we [...]

By |2020-12-02T17:23:24+01:00December 2nd, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Moderna Announces Primary Efficacy Analysis in Phase 3 COVE Study for Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate and Filing Today with U.S. FDA for Emergency Use Authorization

Moderna, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients, today announced that the primary efficacy analysis of the Phase 3 study of mRNA-1273 conducted on 196 cases confirms the high efficacy observed at the first interim analysis. The data analysis indicates [...]

By |2020-11-30T14:39:09+01:00November 30th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

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