Leading Surgeons Visit Queen’s Medical Education Learning Hub

Leading surgeons from Northern Ireland, Wales and England met with medical education leaders from Queen’s University today, to discuss innovative ways of learning that will equip the next generation of healthcare professionals. The Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS Eng) Vice President Mr Tim Mitchell, Council Member Miss Susan Hill and RCS Eng Northern [...]

By |2022-06-27T14:59:45+01:00June 27th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

WHO Statement on Menstrual Health and Rights

50th session of the Human Rights Council Panel discussion on menstrual hygiene management, human rights and gender equality Menstrual Health is firmly on the global agenda today. Menstrual Health was not on the agenda of the International Conference on the Population and Development or the Millennium Declaration. Nor it is explicitly stated in the Sustainable [...]

By |2022-06-23T14:41:26+01:00June 23rd, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Health Minister Increases HSC Mileage Rate

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a mileage rate increase for Health Trust staff. The increase applies to work-related car travel by Agenda for Change (AfC) staff, including Trust employed domiciliary care workers and district nurses. The current rates are 56ppm for the first 3,500 miles, and 20ppm for each mile thereafter. After considering a [...]

By |2022-06-23T10:14:14+01:00June 23rd, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Statement by Health Minister Robin Swann on Independent Neurology Inquiry Report

“My thoughts today are very much with all the patients and families affected by the neurology recall. “Once again, on behalf of the entire health service, I extend my heartfelt apologies to all those who have been so badly let down. “I fully appreciate that this is a harrowing day for patients and families, and [...]

By |2022-06-22T14:07:20+01:00June 22nd, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Update on Stroke and Orthopaedic Service Provision

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced important initiatives to improve stroke care and rebuild orthopaedic surgery provision in Northern Ireland. The Minister today published an Action Plan setting out a programme of reform for stroke services. This includes timescales for improvements in key areas including a seven day assessment service for Transient Ischemic Attacks (also known as [...]

By |2022-06-21T09:45:26+01:00June 21st, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Meaningful Activity in Care Homes: New RCN Guide

New clinical guidance from the RCN Older People’s Forum explains the basics of meaningful activity and how you can use it to support people in your care. The RCN has created new guidance to help care home staff deliver meaningful activity for their residents. Meaningful activity refers to physical, social and leisure activities that are tailored to [...]

By |2022-06-20T14:17:37+01:00June 20th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Online Portal Open for Recognition Payments

The Department of Health is reminding social care Personal Assistants who worked during the pandemic to apply for a special recognition payment and has also confirmed that those in the independent sector whose employers have ceased trading can now also apply. The online portal which enables personal assistants to apply for the recognition payment will [...]

By |2022-06-20T10:26:18+01:00June 20th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Swann Announces Design Plan Initiative for Reshaping Hospital Care

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that a design plan will be developed mapping out the future shape of hospital services across Northern Ireland. This will spell out what a reorganised hospital and supporting primary care network can look like and where key services would be provided. It will help move health transformation to a [...]

By |2022-06-16T12:46:51+01:00June 16th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Swann Publishes Workforce Action Plan

The Health Minister has today published an ambitious series of actions that will be taken forward over the next three years to help address workforce challenges. The newly published action plan is the second instalment under the Department’s long term ‘Health and Social Care Workforce Strategy 2026: Delivering for Our People’. Minister Swann said: “Our current strategy [...]

By |2022-06-16T09:52:44+01:00June 16th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Ulster University Appoints Leading Obesity Expert as Randox Professor of Medicine

Ulster University has announced the appointment of Professor Alex Miras as the first Randox Professor of Medicine providing educational leadership and training at the School of Medicine. Leading obesity authority Professor Alex Miras was appointed to the role following a competitive and rigorous selection process and joins Ulster University this month from Imperial College London. Professor Miras [...]

By |2022-06-15T14:44:01+01:00June 15th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments