Community pharmacy commissioning plan agreed

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced his support for a community pharmacy commissioning plan for 2021-22. The Department of Health, working closely with the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) and Community Pharmacy NI, the representative body for community pharmacy, have reached agreement on a commissioning plan for community pharmacy services for the year ahead. [...]

By |2021-04-20T09:05:45+01:00April 20th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Aveeno Webinar: The Management of Dry and Eczema Prone Skin In Infants

The session will have a maximum duration of 1 hour Learn more about Dry and Eczema prone skin in infants, and how emollients can help, as part of our Skin Health webinar series for HCPs This webinar will provide an overview and understanding of dry skin and eczema in infants. There will be a focus [...]

By |2021-04-19T13:34:21+01:00April 19th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

TriMedika, Manufacturers of TRITEMP, the Non-Contact Medical Thermometer Eliminating Plastic Waste and Engineered for Hospital Use

50% of Hospital Acquired Infections are preventable. A 900 bed hospital takes 2-3 million temperatures per year – that’s 2-3 million unnecessary contact points with patients. The TRITEMPTM offers zero patient contact reducing infection spread, lowering costs and eliminating plastic waste in hospitals. Over 5 years ago whilst working in hospitals, we recognised an opportunity [...]

By |2021-04-21T09:17:42+01:00April 12th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Vaccine roll-out now includes 40-44 year olds

A further expansion of the Covid-19 vaccination programme has been announced by Health Minister Robin Swann. From 12 noon today, people aged 40-44 will be able to book their vaccination appointments. If possible, booking should be done online at: However, where online booking is not possible, the telephone booking number is 0300 200 7813. [...]

By |2021-04-08T12:47:57+01:00April 8th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Community Pharmacy Vaccine Service Launches

Health Minister Robin Swann has today launched a new community pharmacy Covid-19 vaccination service. Speaking during a visit to Timoney Pharmacy in Lambeg, Health Minister Robin Swann said: “This is a significant day in our vaccination journey and I am delighted to formally launch this new Covid-19 vaccination service in community pharmacies across Northern Ireland.” The [...]

By |2021-03-29T15:22:10+01:00March 29th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

IFAN Podinar Event

IFAN (Irish Food Allergy Network) invites you to attend a new allergy “podinar” series.   Join leading allergy experts from across Ireland and tune in to practical discussions on allergy management. There’s no formal struc­ture, no slides and it’s all live - what could possibly go wrong?   Come along to our next session on [...]

By |2021-03-25T16:43:34+01:00March 25th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Swann announces £1million for the NI Air Ambulance

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced £1million funding for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. Making the announcement, Minister Swann said: “Since this service was launched over three and a half years ago, it has become a critical component of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service’s emergency response. “Many people who have had life-changing injuries, and whose lives [...]

By |2021-03-24T15:52:48+01:00March 24th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

The Future of Digital Healthcare across Primary Care

Collectively, the NHS must embrace the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw mass adoption of digital tools and solutions to provide continuity of care in extraordinary circumstances. Despite the mass roll-out of the vaccine, we will have to continue to maximise these tools to manage the immediate winter concerns and the backlog of [...]

By |2021-03-24T12:47:07+01:00March 24th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

NI Community Pharmacies Join in Vaccination Programme

Community pharmacies across Northern Ireland will join the Covid-19 vaccination programme from the end of this month, Health Minister Robin Swann has announced. And that will bring the life-saving vaccination drive to many local high streets, urban and rural neighbourhoods The plan will see hundreds of community pharmacies provide vaccine jabs to members of the [...]

By |2021-03-19T10:58:21+01:00March 19th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Tribute to Professor Jim Dornan

Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride has paid tribute to Professor Jim Dornan, who has sadly died. Dr McBride said: “I was very saddened and shocked to hear this news. “My deepest condolences go to his family and many friends. “Professor Dornan made an immense contribution to obstetrics and fetomaternal medicine. He held [...]

By |2021-03-15T15:36:32+01:00March 15th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments