Northern Ireland http://www.careappointments.co.uk Sat, 27 May 2017 14:31:30 +0100 en-gb Online clinic could be alternative to unsafe abortion service, study suggests http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41796-online-clinic-could-be-alternative-to-unsafe-abortion-service-study-suggests http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41796-online-clinic-could-be-alternative-to-unsafe-abortion-service-study-suggests Online clinic could be alternative to unsafe abortion service, study suggests
An online abortion service can offer an alternative to unsafe methods of ending pregnancies, a study of women in Northern Ireland and the Republic concluded. Almost 95% of interventions were "successful". A tenth sought medical attention. International researchers analysed data showing that rates of adverse effects after using drugs to…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 17 May 2017 09:58:07 +0100
McArdle launches guidance on care after death for Northern Ireland workforce http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41792-mcardle-launches-guidance-on-care-after-death-for-northern-ireland-workforce http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41792-mcardle-launches-guidance-on-care-after-death-for-northern-ireland-workforce McArdle launches guidance on care after death for Northern Ireland workforce
Northern Ireland's Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Charlotte McArdle, has officially launched new guidelines for nurses on care after death. ‘Care of the Deceased Patient and their Family: A Guideline for Nursing Practice in Northern Ireland’, provides guidance to nurses and midwives working in any setting on how to achieve the…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 16 May 2017 14:10:47 +0100
Commissioner calls for preventative social care visits for Northern Ireland's over 75s http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41769-commissioner-calls-for-preventative-social-care-visits-for-northern-ireland-s-over-75s http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41769-commissioner-calls-for-preventative-social-care-visits-for-northern-ireland-s-over-75s Commissioner calls for preventative social care visits for Northern Ireland's over 75s
Academics from Queens University have presented Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI) findings on the need to modernise Adult Social Care to researchers within the Northern Ireland Assembly. The idea of a preventative support visit offered to all over 75s was explained as a way to improve choice…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 11 May 2017 08:47:30 +0100
Prince of Wales and Duchess officially open cross-border cancer centre at Altnagelvin http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41770-prince-of-wales-and-duchess-officially-open-cross-border-cancer-centre-at-altnagelvin http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41770-prince-of-wales-and-duchess-officially-open-cross-border-cancer-centre-at-altnagelvin Prince of Wales and Duchess officially open cross-border cancer centre at Altnagelvin
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have officially opened the North West Cancer Centre at Altnagelvin Hospital. The North West Cancer Centre welcomed its first patients in November 2016, providing dedicated treatment and care to cancer patients across the Western and Northern Trusts and Donegal. In a unique…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 10 May 2017 10:56:23 +0100
Trust announce foster care recruitment evenings as part of urgent appeal http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41732-trust-announce-foster-care-recruitment-evenings-as-part-of-urgent-appeal http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41732-trust-announce-foster-care-recruitment-evenings-as-part-of-urgent-appeal Trust announce foster care recruitment evenings as part of urgent appeal
Launching ‘Fostering Fortnight’ (from 08 May to 21 May 2017) the Western Trust is urgently appealing for new foster carers to come forward as the number of children who require permanent placements with families in foster care continues to grow. Across the Western Trust there are children of all ages…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 05 May 2017 08:15:55 +0100
NI awareness campaign launched to combat prescription medicine abuse http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41731-ni-awareness-campaign-launched-to-combat-prescription-medicine-abuse http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41731-ni-awareness-campaign-launched-to-combat-prescription-medicine-abuse NI awareness campaign launched to combat prescription medicine abuse
The Health and Social Care Board and the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland have launched a Safe Medicines campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of misusing prescription medication. It’s estimated that the misuse of prescription medication such as Tramadol, Diazepam and antidepressants was responsible for 27 times more…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 05 May 2017 07:51:35 +0100
New dementia programme is cutting hospital admissions in Northern Ireland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41727-new-dementia-programme-is-cutting-hospital-admissions-in-northern-ireland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41727-new-dementia-programme-is-cutting-hospital-admissions-in-northern-ireland New dementia programme is cutting hospital admissions in Northern Ireland
A Northern Ireland health authority is helping to revolutionise dementia treatment across the country. CLEAR Dementia Care aims to improve understanding of those with the condition and has dramatically reduced the number of admissions to hospital. It was developed in the Northern Health Trust and is already being used in…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 05 May 2017 07:26:08 +0100
£4m Wood Green Healthcare Centre to create over 100 jobs in Newtownabbey http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41675-4m-wood-green-healthcare-centre-to-create-over-100-jobs-in-newtownabbey http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41675-4m-wood-green-healthcare-centre-to-create-over-100-jobs-in-newtownabbey £4m Wood Green Healthcare Centre to create over 100 jobs in Newtownabbey
A new care home for elderly people is to open this month in Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, creating more than 100 new jobs. The 80-bed Wood Green Healthcare centre, just off the Circular Road, represents an investment of almost £4 million. The facility sits on a four-acre site just north of Belfast.…
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imacdonald@btopenworld.com (Super Admin) Northern Ireland Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:33:19 +0100
Northern Ireland abuse survivors 'ashamed' of government as they await promised payments http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41629-northern-ireland-abuse-survivors-ashamed-of-government-as-they-await-promised-payments http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41629-northern-ireland-abuse-survivors-ashamed-of-government-as-they-await-promised-payments Northern Ireland abuse survivors 'ashamed' of government as they await promised payments
Historical abuse survivors have accused Northern Ireland's politicians of putting their own needs before victims as they continue to wait for financial payments promised 17 months ago. Victims have warned that many have been left suicidal or facing financial ruin as the current Stormont impasse means that the findings and…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:02:12 +0100
Northern Ireland regulator launches Social Work Ambassadors scheme http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41621-northern-ireland-regulator-launches-social-work-ambassadors-scheme http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41621-northern-ireland-regulator-launches-social-work-ambassadors-scheme Northern Ireland regulator launches Social Work Ambassadors scheme
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) was delighted to have employers, social workers, service users and ambassadors join with them in their recent launch of the Social Work Ambassadors Scheme. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help…
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Northern Ireland Mon, 10 Apr 2017 02:26:02 +0100
Jail terms for couple who imprisoned and sexually abused mentally-disordered woman http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41597-jail-terms-for-couple-who-imprisoned-and-sexually-abused-mentally-disordered-woman http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41597-jail-terms-for-couple-who-imprisoned-and-sexually-abused-mentally-disordered-woman Jail terms for couple who imprisoned and sexually abused mentally-disordered woman
A couple who sexually abused a mentally-disordered woman held prisoner in their home for six years have been sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison. Keith and Caroline Baker raped and sexually abused their traumatised and emaciated victim, who had no way of escaping them. Neighbours in Craigavon…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 04 Apr 2017 12:14:23 +0100
Belfast Trust launch new three-year strategy to supporting carers in city http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41553-belfast-trust-launch-new-three-year-strategy-to-supporting-carers-in-city http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41553-belfast-trust-launch-new-three-year-strategy-to-supporting-carers-in-city Belfast Trust launch new three-year strategy to supporting carers in city
The Belfast Health & Social Care Trust has launched a carers strategy entitled ‘Caring Together in Belfast’ – A Plan for Supporting Carers in Belfast 2017 – 2020. The key priorities of the strategy are: Reaching carers of all ages Developing carer support pathways Supporting carer health and wellbeing Communicating…
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imacdonald@btopenworld.com (Super Admin) Northern Ireland Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:06:25 +0100
Speak Easy sessions to support adults with learning disabilties in Western Trust area http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41499-speak-easy-sessions-to-support-adults-with-learning-disabilties-in-western-trust-area http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41499-speak-easy-sessions-to-support-adults-with-learning-disabilties-in-western-trust-area Speak Easy sessions to support adults with learning disabilties in Western Trust area
The Western Trust have announced a series of 'Speak Easy’ engagement sessions to engage with service users, carers and staff involved in learning disabilities. Ms Anne McMurray will be facilitating the sessions which aim to agree a shared plan to improve community services and wellbeing for adults with learning disability…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:11:48 +0000
Domestic violence charity devastated at deaths of mother and children at housing complex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41443-domestic-violence-charity-devastated-at-deaths-of-mother-and-children-at-housing-complex http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41443-domestic-violence-charity-devastated-at-deaths-of-mother-and-children-at-housing-complex Domestic violence charity devastated at deaths of mother and children at housing complex
A charity that supports domestic violence victims has said it is devastated over the deaths of a young mother and two toddlers in a fire at a housing complex it runs. The 27-year-old woman and two girls aged two and three died after a blaze broke out in an apartment…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:43:28 +0000
NISCC launch Ambassadors scheme to promote careers in Social Work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41405-niscc-launch-ambassadors-scheme-to-promote-careers-in-social-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/41405-niscc-launch-ambassadors-scheme-to-promote-careers-in-social-work NISCC launch Ambassadors scheme to promote careers in Social Work
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have announced the launch of their Social Work Ambassador Scheme on Wednesday 22 March 2017. Ambassadors are people working in social work roles who volunteer to share their enthusiasm for their career and help to inspire a new generation to join the workforce.…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:40:06 +0000