PCSG Ingest Podcast Welcomes Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Barry Marshall

The latest edition of the podcast series Ingest published by the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology (PCSG) features a very special guest from the world of gastroenterology. This month, PCSG committee member Dr Charlie Andrews talks to Nobel Prize laureate Professor Barry Marshall, the Director of the Marshall Centre founded in 2007 in his honour, [...]

By |2022-05-16T11:21:11+01:00May 16th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Virtual or Face-to-Face Educational Session on Obesity Management

Breaking the Stigma and discussing the options available for patients living with Obesity in NI 18th May 2022 ONLINE VIA ZOOM OR ATTEND IN PERSON AT WATERFOOT HOTEL, CAW ROUNDABOUT, DERRY, BT47 6TB Agenda 6.00PM - Registration with food and beverages available 6.20PM - Virtual link will [...]

By |2022-05-09T10:36:37+01:00May 9th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Webinar: Navigating NICE [NG28] Type 2 Diabetes Guideline for your Population

Date: Tuesday 17th May Time: 8-9.30pm Objectives of the webinar include: Debate on the rationale and population health considerations for NG28 with a focus on GLP1-RAs Clinical scenarios and how to practically apply NG28 with guidance from our expert speakers (Patrick Holmes, GP partner in Darlington and Sarah Baig, Lead pharmacist Dudley & Netherton PC) Sharing of [...]

By |2022-05-04T10:25:27+01:00May 4th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Publication of NI Cancer Waiting Times Statistics Release (October – December 2021)

The Department of Health today published the NI Cancer Waiting Times Statistics Release for October, November and December 2021. The release gives details of the waiting times for patients accessing cancer services at hospitals during October, November and December 2021. A new interactive HTML format of this publication will be released alongside the traditional pdf [...]

By |2022-03-31T11:34:44+01:00March 31st, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments


Recent guidelines from The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) have pulled apart conventional approaches to the management of chronic pain and caused  considerable distress for both patients and healthcare professionals. A Roundtable held in London in December 2021 looked at these radical changes and reviewed some of the alternative options emerging [...]

By |2022-03-25T15:00:30+01:00March 25th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Swann Reflects on Past Two Years as Health Minister

Ahead of the current Northern Ireland Assembly being dissolved, the Minister today reflected on his two years in office. “It has been an extremely stressful and challenging period for our health and social care system and all those who work in it,” he said. “The pandemic has left deep scars on our health service and [...]

By |2022-03-24T16:23:10+01:00March 24th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Sepsis Charity Calls for Increased Investment in Genetic Research

The charity Sepsis Research FEAT is calling for increased funding for genetic research into critical illnesses like sepsis, following ground-breaking findings by a study it funds. Sepsis Research FEAT is the only UK charity fundraising to support research into sepsis while also working to raise awareness of this condition which kills around 5 people every [...]

By |2022-03-23T11:22:19+01:00March 23rd, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Minister Announces Consultation on Pharmacy Technician Role

Health Minister Robin Swann has today announced a consultation on the introduction of statutory regulation of the pharmacy technician workforce in Northern Ireland. Pharmacy technicians work with pharmacists and other pharmacy staff within health and social care to support the delivery of safe, effective and efficient pharmacy services for patients. This consultation is seeking views [...]

By |2022-03-22T16:44:58+01:00March 22nd, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

£5m Support for Care Home Sector

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a £5 million allocation to assist Northern Ireland’s care home sector with rising energy costs. Care homes, like the rest of society, have been dealing with sharply rising energy prices. The £5m funding will be allocated by HSC Trusts on the basis of bed numbers per home. The Minister [...]

By |2022-03-22T16:43:34+01:00March 22nd, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Nursing Staff Must be Compensated for Soaring Petrol Prices or Patient Care will Suffer, RCN Warns

Nursing staff risk being forced off the road by soaring fuel prices unless the Chancellor takes urgent action in his Spring Statement next week. We’re calling for an urgent review of NHS mileage rates in the wake of the fuel crisis and for NHS employers across the UK to provide an immediate additional payment. Staff [...]

By |2022-03-21T12:25:12+01:00March 21st, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments