Drive to Recruit Former Health Professionals

As Northern Ireland prepares for the Covid-19 surge, a concerted push is underway to recruit former health professionals back into the health and social care workforce. The drive covers staff groups across the full range of disciplines and comes alongside initiatives to deploy medical, social work and nursing students. The measures together have the potential [...]

By |2020-03-23T10:43:13+01:00March 23rd, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Community Pharmacy Chief Outlines Pressures on Network to Assembly Health Committee

The Assembly Health Committee has today heard how the community pharmacy network in Northern Ireland is dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Community pharmacies across NI have already seen a huge rise in attendances by several thousand people per day and are now implementing a range of special measures to ensure the network is sustainable in [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:23:12+01:00March 19th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Covid-19 Surge Plans Detailed in Assembly

Health Minister Robin Swann today detailed the first phase of health service surge plan measures to deal with growing transmission of Covid-19. A core aim of the surge plans - covering the immediate period to mid-April - is to prioritise essential services and free up capacity across the system. The Minister spelt out the plans [...]

By |2020-03-19T15:36:35+01:00March 19th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Experts Warn of Impacts of Late Liver Diagnoses on Children, as Europe Comes Together for International Awareness Day

Childhood liver disease is now thought to affect up to one-in-10 children across Europe, as patients and clinicians throughout the continent are coming together for Big Yellow Friday to call for much-needed improvements to public awareness and earlier diagnoses of childhood liver disease to improve the lives of paediatric patients and their families. Big Yellow [...]

By |2020-03-05T12:13:43+01:00March 5th, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

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