Queen’s University Belfast, School of Pharmacy, Undergraduate Awards 2019

Pharmacy Forum NI Gold Medal for Overall Distinction in Pharmacy Ruth Allen Presented by Sheelin McKeagney MediCare Pharmacy Group Prize for Distinction in Level 3 Niamh Martin Presented by Colin Deehan Lloyds Pharmacy Prize for Distinction in Responding to Symptoms Zelda Primrose [...]

By |2020-02-03T11:16:36+01:00January 27th, 2020|NIHR Nov 19, Regional News|0 Comments

Major Clinical Trial Results in Critical Care Medicine to be Unveiled at Leading UK Conference in Belfast

Results of three major critical care trials, and a fourth major international epidemiological sepsis study, to be unveiled at an international conference in Belfast this week. Critical Care Reviews, a not-for-profit, critical care project promoting open access to scientific advancement, today announced that three ground-breaking clinical trial results, and a major international epidemiological sepsis [...]

By |2020-01-15T17:21:47+01:00January 15th, 2020|Regional News|0 Comments

Minister Announces Restoration of Pay Parity

Significant new proposals to end the health service industrial dispute have been made to trade unions by Health Minister Robin Swann. The measures include the immediate restoration of pay parity with England and were endorsed by the full Northern Ireland Executive. The Health Minister met with trade union officials immediately after the Executive discussions to [...]

By |2020-01-15T10:51:51+01:00January 15th, 2020|Regional News|0 Comments

Real Change in Health and Social Care Must Continue

Vital health reforms are delivering real change but must continue if we are to tackle waiting list and staffing pressures. That was the message from the Department of Health as it launched a progress report on health and social care transformation. Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly said, ‘We are clearly living through a defining era in [...]

By |2019-05-16T12:46:58+01:00May 16th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

‘Darwinian’ Cancer Drug Programme Aims to Deliver Change in Treatment

The world’s first ‘Darwinian’ drug discovery programme, specially designed to tackle cancer’s lethal ability to evolve resistance to treatment, is to be launched in a state-of-the-art new building in London. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, is to invest an initial £75 million in creating a global centre of expertise in anti-evolution therapies – [...]

By |2019-05-16T12:45:08+01:00May 16th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Heart and Circulatory Disease Deaths in Under 75s on the Rise

A new British Heart Foundation strategy has set the ambition for the UK to halve premature death and disability from stroke, and increase survival from heart attack to 90 per cent, by 2030. The number of people dying from heart and circulatory diseases before they reach their 75th birthday is on the rise for the [...]

By |2019-05-16T12:43:02+01:00May 16th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Northern Ireland Must Not be Left Behind on Stroke Treatment

A public consultation on reshaping stroke services has been launched, with plans to create specialised hyperacute stroke units offering 24 / 7 access to faster diagnosis and cutting-edge treatments. The central aim of the reforms is to significantly reduce disability and save more lives. The proposed new network of hyperacute stroke units will ensure that [...]

By |2019-03-27T16:48:50+01:00March 28th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Sedentary Lifestyle Linked to 70,000 Deaths Per Year in the UK

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found that spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK. This amounts to more than £0.7 billion per year in costs to the NHS for treating the health consequences. A large proportion of the [...]

By |2019-03-27T16:51:48+01:00March 28th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Northern Ireland Healthcare Leadership Forum Conference Edges Closer

The Northern Ireland Healthcare Leadership Forum is a multidisciplinary, student-led group that arranges conferences which bring together health and social care students and staff, patients, and formal leaders to discuss / debate service delivery, current challenges, and leadership. On 4th April the forum is presenting its final conference of the year to deliberate the future [...]

By |2019-03-27T16:50:31+01:00March 28th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments

Mentally Tiring Work May Increase Diabetes Risk in Women

Women who find their jobs mentally tiring are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The study findings suggest that mentally draining work, such as teaching, may increase the risk of diabetes in women. This indicates that employers and women should be more aware [...]

By |2019-03-22T14:33:43+01:00March 25th, 2019|Regional News|0 Comments