Sima Hassan elected as the new President of the PDA BAME Pharmacists Network

  Birmingham, UK. 30 November 2022. The Network is delighted to announce the newly elected officers of the PDA BAME Network who will alsobe working closely with the other PDA Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Networks (EDI). Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s BAME Network elections and congratulations to the newly elected committee! President: [...]

By |2022-11-30T10:41:57+01:00November 30th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Departing Minister Thanks Health and Care Staff

Health Minister Robin Swann marked his final day in office by sending a personal tribute to health service staff.   In a letter issued to staff, the Minister highlighted their sacrifices and commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic.   He said the pandemic demonstrated the need for a resilient and well-resourced health service, adding, ‘Everyone in [...]

By |2022-10-28T14:12:30+01:00October 28th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Mencap End of Summer Gala Ball

The very first annual Mencap NI charity gala in partnership with Lusso Tan. About this event: Dress to impress (Black Tie welcome). Join us for an evening of glamour and entertainment while raising money to support Mencap NI in achieving their goal to make Northern Ireland the best place for people with a learning disability to live [...]

By |2022-07-29T12:50:28+01:00July 29th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Regional Workforce Review across Learning Disability Multi-Disciplinary Teams and Services

Regional Workforce Review across Adult Learning Disability Teams and Services Learning Disability services continue to remain a key priority for the Department of Health, Health and Social Care Trusts and the Independent and Private Sectors. A number of key reviews and legislative changes have been carried out to help understand the services that are currently being provided [...]

By |2022-07-27T10:37:52+01:00July 27th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

More healthcare professionals can now certify fit notes

Authorised nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists can now certify and issue fit notes in addition to doctors. New legislation has been introduced in Northern Ireland which will allow a wider range of healthcare professionals to certify fit notes. The change will enable patients to get advice and fit notes from their healthcare professional - without [...]

By |2022-07-21T16:09:51+01:00July 21st, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Regulation of Pharmacy Technicians in Northern Ireland Moves Forward

Health Minister Robin Swann today announced he has approved work to begin to bring Pharmacy Technicians in Northern Ireland under statutory regulation by the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland. The public consultation was launched in March 2022 on a proposal to introduce statutory regulation of the Pharmacy Technician workforce in Northern Ireland. The Minister said: [...]

By |2022-06-29T14:26:42+01:00June 29th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Swann Hears of Invaluable Work Aided by Carers Fund

Robin Swann met today with two groups in Larne who have been awarded funding totalling £107,000 through the Support for Carers Fund. During his visit to the Mae Murray Foundation premises the Health Minister heard first hand from representatives of the Foundation and also from Action for Children who outlined how they had utilised the [...]

By |2022-06-29T10:10:14+01:00June 29th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Report Calls for a New Legal Framework for the Management of Controlled Drugs in Hospitals Settings

97% of pharmacy staff believe that current guidance on Controlled Drugs (CD) needs to be updated to provide instructions on how best to manage CDs digitally1.  The survey results coincide with the launch of an advisory paper around the handling of controlled drugs in hospitals using automation and digital systems. The paper includes recommendations from [...]

By |2022-06-28T14:29:40+01:00June 28th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

Consultations on Whistleblowing and Violence and Aggression in the Workplace Launched

Health Minister Robin Swann today launched two separate public consultations on Whistleblowing and on Violence and Aggression in the workplace. Both consultations will seek views on how we protect Health and Social Care staff and provide an environment in which they feel safe and confident to carry out their duties and to raise concerns if [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:13:29+01:00June 27th, 2022|NIH News, Regional News|0 Comments

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