Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2020 Kicks off Monday 2nd November

Community Pharmacy NI are marking ‘Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2020’ by encouraging the public to get to know their local pharmacists and pharmacies better, including the new and innovative services provided.   ‘Ask Your Pharmacist Week’ is an initiative by the National Pharmacy Association to highlight the important role of community pharmacies across the UK. [...]

By |2020-10-28T15:09:54+01:00October 28th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Pharmacists Recognised on Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Dr Mark Timoney, former Chief Pharmaceutical Officer in the Department of Health, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday honours list, for services to pharmacy. Eamon Mullaney, Professional Manager, pharmacy services, has been awarded a Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) [...]

By |2020-10-28T10:47:23+01:00October 28th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Diabetes: Change for the Better

The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Northern Ireland has increased by 62.5 per cent in the last decade, according to analysis released by the Diabetes UK Northern Ireland in 2018. With renal and cardiovascular outcomes also drawing enhanced concern, the necessity of greater intervention has been sparked. Anna Strzelecka, SAS Doctor in Diabetes [...]

By |2020-10-28T10:49:10+01:00October 27th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Health Minister Urges United Front Against COVID-19

Health Minister Robin Swann has urged people across Northern Ireland to “dig in and get through winter together”. Today’s Covid-19 dashboard figures show 820 individuals have tested positive. The Minister said: “I know the people of Northern Ireland will join with me in expressing my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who [...]

By |2020-10-19T16:43:52+01:00October 19th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Northern Ireland life sciences sector ‘flourishing’

The growing importance of Northern Ireland’s pharmaceutical and life sciences industries is revealed today [Tuesday 20 October 2020] in a new report tracking the significant contribution the sector makes to the NI economy.  Research by the Fraser of Allander Institute reveals that the life science sector is thriving, supporting 18,000 full-time jobs throughout NI. The sector [...]

By |2020-10-19T09:31:16+01:00October 19th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

BMA Northern Ireland Responds to New Lockdown Restrictions

Responding to the new lockdown restrictions announced today (Wednesday, 14 October, 2020), chair of BMA’s Northern Ireland Council Tom Black said: “While these restrictions are welcome, doctors feel that they are too little too late and don't go far enough.  It was clear from the rising case numbers across the country and increasing hospital admissions [...]

By |2020-10-14T12:41:22+01:00October 14th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Why are the UK public avoiding their GP?

Over half of the UK say that Covid-19 has made them more likely to try and diagnose their own symptoms instead of consulting a healthcare professional, a YouGov study conducted on behalf of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, has found. The new analysis, based on a survey of more that 2,000 UK residents, shows that many [...]

By |2020-10-14T11:42:22+01:00October 14th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Minister Swann Welcomes Relaunch of Workforce Appeal

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the relaunch of the Department’s Workforce Appeal to boost staff numbers to assist in the battle against Covid-19. The initial appeal in March saw 1,702 doctors, nurses and other ancillary staff successful in their application to work for the health service. Minister Swann said: “This was a phenomenal response [...]

By |2020-10-08T12:43:32+01:00October 8th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Health Minister Robin Swann Addresses 10th Annual NICON Conference

Health Minister Robin Swann today highlighted the challenges facing HSC services and his continued commitment to delivering the transformation agenda, he also thanked HSC staff for their ongoing dedication throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Health Minister Robin Swann was addressing the 10th annual Northern Ireland Confederation (NICON) Conference. Speaking at the conference the Health Minister said: “We face [...]

By |2020-10-08T10:05:41+01:00October 8th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Malnutrition: A Growing Concern

Find out about the urgent action required to prevent malnutrition in the British Dietetic Association’s latest column. The Issue Malnutrition (1) should not be, but is, a very real and current problem in the Northern Ireland population. It occurs when a person’s diet does not meet their nutritional needs. Malnutrition is estimated to have [...]

By |2020-10-07T11:57:11+01:00October 7th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments