A Call to Healthcare Professionals and the Public to Report Suspected Side-Effects this #MedSafetyWee

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) is participating in the fifth annual social media campaign called #MedSafetyWeek to raise awareness about the importance of reporting suspected side effects from medicines to the national regulator. The theme of the campaign is ‘every report counts’ and can help others in the future. This #MedSafetyWeek patients and carers, [...]

By |2020-11-02T11:49:41+01:00November 2nd, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

NPA urges Government to Apply ‘Robust Mitigation’ to the Medicines Supply Chain to Avoid Shortages in Northern Ireland

The National Pharmacy Association has written to the minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove, to express concerns over the impact of the Brexit Withdrawal agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol on the medicines supply chain. In a letter sent to Mr Gove on 27 October, NPA chair Andrew Lane said the requirement for Northern [...]

By |2020-11-02T11:09:32+01:00November 2nd, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Discontinuation Notice – Loprofin – Please share with your colleagues

Nutricia This information is for healthcare professionals. The Loprofin range are Foods for Special Medical Purposes for the dietary management of inherited metabolic disorders and other conditions requiring a low protein diet and must be used under medical supervision. Nutricia wish to inform healthcare professionals that Loprofin Part-Baked Bread Rolls have been discontinued [...]

By |2020-11-02T11:07:42+01:00November 2nd, 2020|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

The Many Faces of Angina Virtual Educational Webinars

Managing Angina Pectoris – New Insights and New Frontiers Tuesday 17th November 2020 and Tuesday 24th November 2020, 4pm – 7.20pm For more information, copies of the agendas and to register please click on the link in the banner. I am delighted and honoured to introduce you to the virtual 2020 [...]

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