Northern Ireland http://www.careappointments.co.uk Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:00:38 +0100 en-gb Probation staff warned of increased threat from dissident republicans http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42477-probation-staff-warned-of-increased-threat-from-dissident-republicans http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42477-probation-staff-warned-of-increased-threat-from-dissident-republicans Probation staff warned of increased threat from dissident republicans
Probation officers and staff in Northern Ireland have been warned by police they are under an increased threat from dissident republican terrorists. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) contacted the Probation Board to advise that the threat level against some members has been raised, particularly in republican areas. Board…
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Northern Ireland Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:35:15 +0100
DUP could back Labour motion calling for end to NHS pay cap, says MP Ian Paisley http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42454-dup-could-back-labour-motion-calling-for-end-to-nhs-pay-cap-says-mp-ian-paisley http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42454-dup-could-back-labour-motion-calling-for-end-to-nhs-pay-cap-says-mp-ian-paisley DUP could back Labour motion calling for end to NHS pay cap, says MP Ian Paisley
A DUP MP has said his party could support a Labour motion calling for an end to the public sector pay cap in the NHS. Ian Paisley's comments leave the Government facing defeat in the Commons if the motion is put to a vote. The Government only commands a majority…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:43:13 +0100
Nominations for Northern Ireland's 2018 Social Work Awards now open http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42453-nominations-for-northern-ireland-s-2018-social-work-awards-now-open http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42453-nominations-for-northern-ireland-s-2018-social-work-awards-now-open Nominations for Northern Ireland's 2018 Social Work Awards now open
Entry for Northern Ireland's 2018 Social Work Awards is now open. The awards recognise and reward the efforts of social workers and highlight the positive impact of the profession on individuals, families and communities. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to a celebratory lunch and awards presentation on Galgorm Resort, Ballymena…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:40:21 +0100
Seamus Heaney HomePlace to host event on Advance Care Planning http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42449-seamus-heaney-homeplace-to-host-event-on-advance-care-planning http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42449-seamus-heaney-homeplace-to-host-event-on-advance-care-planning Seamus Heaney HomePlace to host event on Advance Care Planning
An event to share information and help raise awareness of Advance Care Planning is to take place in Magherafelt tomorrow [Wednesday 13 September]. The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Health & Social Care Board (HSCB) in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, on behalf of the Regional Palliative Care programme –…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 12 Sep 2017 15:57:56 +0100
Information unearthed in Irish Republic over Arlene Arkinson disappearance http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42435-information-unearthed-in-irish-republic-over-arlene-arkinson-disappearance http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42435-information-unearthed-in-irish-republic-over-arlene-arkinson-disappearance Information unearthed in Irish Republic over Arlene Arkinson disappearance
Substantive information has been unearthed in the Irish Republic over the disappearance of schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson, a lawyer said. Her family is delighted to see progress on the decades-old case, a coroner was told. The material includes papers on lines of inquiry pursued by Irish police, searches carried out south…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:53:02 +0100
New Standards launched for social work and social care employers in Northern Ireland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42407-new-standards-launched-for-social-work-and-social-care-employers-in-northern-ireland http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42407-new-standards-launched-for-social-work-and-social-care-employers-in-northern-ireland New Standards launched for social work and social care employers in Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) have jointly launched the new Standards for Employers of Social Workers and Social Care Workers. These Standards have been developed as a collaboration between NISCC and the RQIA and in consultation with employers, registrants, service…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:01:31 +0100
Over 50 PSNI officers disciplined over failings in missing person cases http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42365-over-50-psni-officers-disciplined-over-failings-in-missing-person-cases http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42365-over-50-psni-officers-disciplined-over-failings-in-missing-person-cases Over 50 PSNI officers disciplined over failings in missing person cases
Fifty-three police officers have been disciplined after failings surrounding missing person investigations in Northern Ireland, the Ombudsman said. Some PSNI members did not properly assess reports and there were further problems with supervision and searches plus missed opportunities to gather evidence, the watchdog said. Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire said…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:03:41 +0100
Online blackmailer who targeted tragic teenager Ronan Hughes receives jail term http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42351-online-blackmailer-who-targeted-tragic-teenager-ronan-hughes-receives-jail-term http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42351-online-blackmailer-who-targeted-tragic-teenager-ronan-hughes-receives-jail-term Online blackmailer who targeted tragic teenager Ronan Hughes receives jail term
An online blackmailer whose Northern Irish teenage victim later took his own life has been sentenced to four years in prison. Ronan Hughes, 17, from Co Tyrone, died in June 2015 after he was targeted by Romanian Iulian Enache, 31. Enache will be released in October 2019 after he was…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:06:03 +0100
Norther Irish social workers outline opposition to health and social care cuts http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42323-norther-irish-social-workers-outline-opposition-to-health-and-social-care-cuts http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42323-norther-irish-social-workers-outline-opposition-to-health-and-social-care-cuts Norther Irish social workers outline opposition to health and social care cuts
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) will attend all five Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust Board extraordinary meetings today to highlight the social work profession's opposition to cuts to the HSC budget. Speaking ahead of the meetings Carolyn Ewart (pictured), NIASW Country Manager, said: "Social Workers are…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 24 Aug 2017 07:58:41 +0100
Fermanagh care home closed as Inspectors reveal failings posed 'serious risk to life' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42304-fermanagh-care-home-closed-as-inspectors-reveal-failings-posed-serious-risk-to-life http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42304-fermanagh-care-home-closed-as-inspectors-reveal-failings-posed-serious-risk-to-life Fermanagh care home closed as Inspectors reveal failings posed 'serious risk to life'
A Northern Irish care home has been closed due to "systemic care failings" that posed a "serious risk to life" in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Ashbrooke Care Home, operated by Runwood Homes, was the subject of an unannounced inspection by The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) last Wednesday. The RQIA…
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Northern Ireland Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:10:27 +0100
Couples devastated as judge rejects NI same sex marriage ban challenges http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42297-couples-devastated-as-judge-rejects-ni-same-sex-marriage-ban-challenges http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42297-couples-devastated-as-judge-rejects-ni-same-sex-marriage-ban-challenges Couples devastated as judge rejects NI same sex marriage ban challenges
Two landmark court challenges against the ban on same sex marriage in Northern Ireland have been dismissed. Mr Justice O'Hara rejected both cases, insisting the ban did not violate the rights of LGBT couples in the region. Delivering judgment at the High Court in Belfast, he said it was for…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:36:56 +0100
Lisburn shop owner convicted for illegal sales of prescription medicines http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42286-lisburn-shop-owner-convicted-for-illegal-sales-of-prescription-medicines http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42286-lisburn-shop-owner-convicted-for-illegal-sales-of-prescription-medicines Lisburn shop owner convicted for illegal sales of prescription medicines
A 43 year-old woman has been convicted at Lisburn Magistrates' Court for the sale and supply of illegal prescription medicines from her Eastern European convenience food store in Lisburn. Eduarda Verygiene received fines totalling £750 plus court costs, having pleaded guilty to three charges before the court in relation to…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:31:45 +0100
Fundraising drive results in new specialist beds at children's cancer unit in Belfast http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42285-fundraising-drive-results-in-new-specialist-beds-at-children-s-cancer-unit-in-belfast http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42285-fundraising-drive-results-in-new-specialist-beds-at-children-s-cancer-unit-in-belfast Fundraising drive results in new specialist beds at children's cancer unit in Belfast
Families, patients and staff gathered at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children recently to officially open two brand new rooms which have been built for the Cancer Unit, following a fundraising drive by the Children's Cancer Unit Charity. These new rooms will not only increase the number of beds…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:22:48 +0100
Troubles victims in Great Britain to be focus of special healthcare support http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42229-troubles-victims-in-great-britain-to-be-focus-of-special-healthcare-support http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42229-troubles-victims-in-great-britain-to-be-focus-of-special-healthcare-support Troubles victims in Great Britain to be focus of special healthcare support
Victims of the Northern Ireland conflict living in Great Britain are to be targeted for special healthcare support underpinned by EU money. The programme aims to improve the well-being of survivors who have suffered as a result of violence. The IRA bombed cities in Great Britain many times throughout the…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:11:00 +0100
Call for Northern Ireland to get HIV prevention drug as infection rates rise http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42228-call-for-northern-ireland-to-get-hiv-prevention-drug-as-infection-rates-rise http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42228-call-for-northern-ireland-to-get-hiv-prevention-drug-as-infection-rates-rise Call for Northern Ireland to get HIV prevention drug as infection rates rise
Northern Ireland risks falling behind in the fight against HIV if the infection prevention drug PrEP is not rolled out in the region, a charity has warned. Positive Life called for the introduction of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) after the NHS in England announced that the drug would be offered to…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:06:34 +0100