Northern Ireland protocol: NPA calls for medicines deal

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) today issued a fresh appeal to Brexit negotiators to reach an understanding that will allow manufacturers and suppliers to continue to supply medicines as normal to Northern Ireland.   Under the Northern Ireland protocol, part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, medicines made in UK have to be licensed separately for [...]

By |2021-07-08T11:02:34+01:00July 8th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

IFAN Podinar Event

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 [...]

By |2021-06-17T17:14:34+01:00June 17th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Introduction of Shorter Interval Between Vaccine Doses

The interval between doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines is to be reduced to a maximum of eight weeks. This will accelerate the vaccination programme as it moves into its final phase and will ensure that people across Northern Ireland have the strongest possible protection from variants of the Covid-19 virus. The Chief Medical [...]

By |2021-06-10T13:33:43+01:00June 10th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Ministers announce expansion of testing for all post-primary pupils

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister Peter Weir have announced that the programme of regular testing for Covid-19 in post-primary schools is to be expanded to include all pupils. Since March, regular testing using Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests has been made available to older students in years 12 to 14 in schools and [...]

By |2021-06-09T14:03:47+01:00June 9th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

The Cambrian Alliance Group and Target Healthcare Announce New Supply Agreement

The Cambrian Alliance Group and Target Healthcare are pleased to announce that they have entered into a new supply agreement for the provision of generic and PI medicines to independent pharmacy across the UK. This new supply agreement combines Cambrian’s market leading buying platform, e-CASS, with Target’s first class delivery service and supply arrangements. With [...]

By |2021-06-09T12:15:30+01:00June 9th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

The MHRA concludes positive safety profile for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds

An extension to the current UK approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that allows its use in 12- to 15-year-olds has today been authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This follows a rigorous review of the safety, quality and effectiveness of the vaccine in this age group by the MHRA and [...]

By |2021-06-09T09:46:06+01:00June 9th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

RCGPNI Calls for an Urgent and Collective Approach to Tackling Waiting Lists

Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Northern Ireland, Dr Laurence Dorman says action is urgently required to tackle waiting lists and calls for more support for GPs who are caring for patients caught in the backlog. Dr Laurence Dorman commented: “For too long, hospital waiting lists have been allowed to endlessly grow [...]

By |2021-06-08T10:26:33+01:00June 8th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Putting it on the Map

Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) is a disorder relating to the way the brain sends and receives signals, in which the symptoms range from muscle spasms and movement disorders, to seizures and blackouts. With the condition having been mired in controversy, and for decades often dismissed as being of purely psychological origin, Tom Plender, a musician, [...]

By |2021-06-07T11:39:04+01:00June 7th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Demand for Sexual Health Products Expected to Accelerate as Consumers Get Ready for a Summer of Love

New research by VIAGRA connect released today reveals that 72% of men in the UK aged 25-34 are planning to visit a pharmacy to stock up on sexual health products in preparation for a post lockdown summer of love.[i] Additionally, this applies to almost three quarters (74%) of respondents who experience erection problems (EPs).i The [...]

By |2021-06-02T09:58:30+01:00June 2nd, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Fortini Compact Multi Fibre Range – NEW CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL FLAVOUR

Nutricia are delighted to announce the latest flavour innovation to the Fortini Compact Multi Fibre Range – NEW CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL FLAVOUR.   Fortini Compact Mutli Fibre: Low volume, 4kcal/ml paediatric oral nutritional supplement (300kcal, 7.2g protein and 3g fibre per 125ml bottle) Nutritionally complete for children aged 1+ years (>8kg) Clinically proven within 4 weeks to [...]

By |2021-06-18T11:08:54+01:00May 20th, 2021|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments