HIV: A New Dawn

As the social and medical environment of Northern Ireland continues to change, the sector’s HIV services must align with the diversifying needs of people living with HIV– particularly the ageing population. NIHR takes a look at the importance of promoting positive living for ageing individuals living with HIV – through the lenses and experiences of [...]

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Keep Your Cool

Dr Edward Farnan, Medico-Legal Adviser at the Medical Defence Union, details the best response when contending with patients who are displaying challenging or threatening behaviour. The majority of consultations go well, with both the medical professional and the patient feeling that their expectations have been met. Unfortunately, in a minority of cases, some consultations can [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:05:15+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

A World of Opportunity

Attracting academics from further afield as well as the surrounding areas, the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast is renowned as a world leader in research. NIHR gets to know a few of the minds and motivations behind some of its innovative ongoing research projects – and how the work is driving improvements to [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:02:35+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

All in a Day’s Work

Joe McAleer helps NIHR capture a day in the life of a community pharmacist by illustrating both the challenges and rewards associated with his job running Erne Pharmacy in Fermanagh. Community pharmacists work at the heart of the community, dispensing medicines and advice to hundreds of thousands of patients each day across Northern Ireland. We [...]

By |2019-11-18T10:59:19+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

All Heart

New technology to help heart failure patients has received a significant Heart Research UK grant. A project at Ulster University, aiming to develop a better way of powering mechanical heart pumps used to treat heart failure, has received a grant of almost £250,000 from national charity, Heart Research UK. The Novel and Emerging Technologies (NET) [...]

By |2019-11-18T10:51:22+01:00November 18th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments

Keep Your Cool

Dr Edward Farnan, Medico-Legal Adviser at the Medical Defence Union, details the best response when contending with patients who are displaying challenging or threatening behaviour. Dr Edward Farnan The majority of consultations go well, with both the medical professional and the patient feeling that their expectations have been met. Unfortunately, in a minority [...]

By |2019-11-13T11:19:21+01:00November 13th, 2019|NIHR Nov 19|0 Comments