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 |2022-07-21T16:09:32+00:00July 21st, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Cambrian Alliance Group Appoints Joe McKenna

The Cambrian Alliance Group today announces the appointment of Joe McKenna to its senior leadership team as Group Sales and Marketing Director. Previously Sales Director at Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd, McKenna brings with him a wealth of pharmacy and wholesale experience that spans 30 years. “I am delighted to be joining the group and taking [...]

By |2022-07-07T14:06:16+00:00July 7th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

NPA Commissions Cost of Doing Business Study, as Inflation Hits Modern Record

The NPA has commissioned Professor David Taylor of University College London to investigate the implications of record high inflation rates for community pharmacy. Professor Taylor will: assess rates of inflation affecting community pharmacy across the UK, using public data sources examine inflated costs in the context of the current five year contractual framework in England [...]

By |2022-06-29T14:29:59+00:00June 29th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Unpaid Carers Urged to Apply for Their £500 Payment

Unpaid carers are being urged to apply for a £500 payment to help with the increased cost of caring during the cost-of-living crisis To date 69% of eligible carers in Wales have applied and Ministers are calling on those remaining unpaid carers to come forward. Unpaid carers who were receiving Carer’s Allowance on March 31st [...]

By |2022-06-29T10:13:55+00:00June 29th, 2022|Regional News, WH 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 |2022-06-28T14:31:27+00:00June 28th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

New RPS Core Advanced Curriculum Published

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has published its new Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum to enable professional development towards advanced pharmacist practice. This follows an intensive programme of work undertaken in collaboration with a wide range of UK stakeholders. Advanced pharmacists have a pivotal role to play in delivering future healthcare services. Patients, with ever more complex healthcare and [...]

By |2022-06-27T15:16:24+00:00June 27th, 2022|Regional News, WH 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 |2022-06-27T15:01:06+00:00June 27th, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Welsh Government Response to Publication of Latest NHS Wales Performance Data

The Welsh Government has issued a statement on the latest NHS Wales performance data published today. A Welsh Government spokesperson said: Our health services continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic. We have seen more people coming forward with health concerns but the reduction in working day due to the Easter holidays will [...]

By |2022-06-23T14:38:09+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Thousands of Cataract Patients Being Treated in Mobile Theatres

Thousands of patients in Cardiff and Vale are having operations for cataracts in mobile theatres to help increase capacity and cut waiting times. The £1.4m ophthalmic hub featuring two theatres at the University Hospital of Wales are part of the Welsh Government’s ambitious plan to transform planned care in Wales and cut waiting times over [...]

By |2022-06-23T10:11:56+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments

Urgent Action Needed to Reverse ‘Mass Exodus’ of Almost 19,000 GPs Over the Next Five Years, Warns Royal College of GPs

General practice is facing a ‘mass exodus’, with 18,950 GPs and trainees set to leave the profession over the next five years, putting patient care at risk, if steps are not taken to address intense workload and workforce pressures, the Royal College of GPs is warning today as it launches a new campaign aiming to [...]

By |2022-06-22T14:14:09+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Regional News, WH News|0 Comments
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