Northern Ireland https://careappointments.co.uk Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:20:42 +0000 en-gb Service user sentenced to four months for £9,000 travel claim fraud https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43366-service-user-sentenced-to-four-months-for-9-000-travel-claim-fraud https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43366-service-user-sentenced-to-four-months-for-9-000-travel-claim-fraud Service user sentenced to four months for £9,000 travel claim fraud
A service user who was convicted of defrauding the health service by claiming over £9,000 in false expenses has been handed a 4 month custodial sentence at Enniskillen Magistrates Court. At a previous court hearing Vincent Barlow (53) of Florencecourt, Enniskillen was found guilty of fraud by false representation and…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:40 +0000
Medic who examined alleged rugby rape victim could not say if sex was consensual https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43364-medic-who-examined-alleged-rugby-rape-victim-could-not-say-if-sex-was-consensual https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43364-medic-who-examined-alleged-rugby-rape-victim-could-not-say-if-sex-was-consensual Medic who examined alleged rugby rape victim could not say if sex was consensual
A doctor who examined a woman allegedly raped by two Ireland and Ulster rugby players could not determine whether the sexual contact had been consensual, despite intimate injuries. Belfast Crown Court was told the complainant had a one centimetre bleeding laceration on the wall of her vagina, as well as…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:34:45 +0000
N Ireland could see same-sex marriage introduced through Westminster, says Karen Bradley https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43360-n-ireland-could-see-same-sex-marriage-introduced-through-westminster-says-karen-bradley https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43360-n-ireland-could-see-same-sex-marriage-introduced-through-westminster-says-karen-bradley N Ireland could see same-sex marriage introduced through Westminster, says Karen Bradley
The UK Government has said same sex marriage in Northern Ireland could be introduced via Westminster. Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley said while it should be a matter for the Stormont Assembly, if the matter was to be raised at Westminster it is the Government's policy to allow…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:03:27 +0000
Man with severe learning difficulties escapes injury after petrol bomb attack on his home https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43336-man-with-severe-learning-difficulties-escapes-injury-after-petrol-bomb-attack-on-his-home https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43336-man-with-severe-learning-difficulties-escapes-injury-after-petrol-bomb-attack-on-his-home Man with severe learning difficulties escapes injury after petrol bomb attack on his home
Police have described as "sickening" a petrol bomb attack on the home of a man with severe learning difficulties. It happened at Hillview Terrace in Banbridge about 5.30am on Sunday. A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said: "A vulnerable young man with severe learning difficulties was…
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Northern Ireland Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:15:05 +0000
Belfast Trust to take over delivery of Lifeline crisis support helpline https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43318-belfast-trust-to-take-over-delivery-of-lifeline-crisis-support-helpline https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43318-belfast-trust-to-take-over-delivery-of-lifeline-crisis-support-helpline Belfast Trust to take over delivery of Lifeline crisis support helpline
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has confirmed arrangements for delivery of Lifeline, Northern Ireland’s crisis response helpline service, beyond April this year. The current contractor, Contact (Northern Ireland), had decided not to accept the offer of extension after March 2018 and with PHA unable to source a suitable alternative provider,…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:42:06 +0000
Northern Irish couple appear in court to face child sexual abuse charges https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43238-northern-irish-couple-appear-in-court-to-face-child-sexual-abuse-charges https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43238-northern-irish-couple-appear-in-court-to-face-child-sexual-abuse-charges Northern Irish couple appear in court to face child sexual abuse charges
A couple from Northern Ireland have appeared in court on child sex abuse charges. Gary Talbot, 58, is accused of two counts of raping a child aged five or under. His wife, Heather Talbot aged 57, is accused of aiding or abetting. They both face charges of gross indecency with…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:39:38 +0000
Woman left distressed after police interview played at rugby players rape trial https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43234-woman-left-distressed-after-police-interview-played-at-rugby-players-rape-trial https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43234-woman-left-distressed-after-police-interview-played-at-rugby-players-rape-trial Woman left distressed after police interview played at rugby players rape trial
A woman who has accused two Ireland and Ulster rugby players of rape was distressed as footage of her police interview was played to a court. The hour-long video showed an account given to Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) detectives on June 30, 2016, two days after the alleged…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:45:55 +0000
Medical chiefs make unreserved apology after 'many failings' highlighted in damning report https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43221-medical-chiefs-make-unreserved-apology-after-many-failings-highlighted-in-damning-report https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43221-medical-chiefs-make-unreserved-apology-after-many-failings-highlighted-in-damning-report Medical chiefs make unreserved apology after 'many failings' highlighted in damning report
Medical chiefs from three hospital trusts criticised in Sir John O'Hara's damning report have made an unreserved apology. Speaking on behalf of the Belfast, Western and Southern Health and Social Care Trusts, Dr Cathy Jack acknowledged there had been "many failings". In a statement Dr Jack (pictured), a medical director…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:00:34 +0000
Doctors should be forced to come clean about errors as inquiry alleges 'cover-up' https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43220-doctors-should-be-forced-to-come-clean-about-errors-as-inquiry-alleges-cover-up https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43220-doctors-should-be-forced-to-come-clean-about-errors-as-inquiry-alleges-cover-up Doctors should be forced to come clean about errors as inquiry alleges 'cover-up'
Medics in Northern Ireland should be legally forced to come clean about errors in their care, a public inquiry said. The mother of one girl who died from avoidable negligence by doctors said any new duty of candour should be called Raychel's Law in memory of her daughter. Inquiry chairman…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:32:31 +0000
Rugby stars on trial for rape allegedly boasted about exploits on WhatsApp https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43210-rugby-stars-on-trial-for-rape-allegedly-boasted-about-exploits-on-whatsapp https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43210-rugby-stars-on-trial-for-rape-allegedly-boasted-about-exploits-on-whatsapp Rugby stars on trial for rape allegedly boasted about exploits on WhatsApp
Two Ireland and Ulster rugby players accused of rape boasted on WhatsApp about their sexual exploits, a court has been told. Stuart Olding, 24, and Paddy Jackson, 26, who deny the charges, are accused of attacking a woman at Jackson's home in south Belfast in June 2016. Jackson faces a…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:34:03 +0000
Irish referendum on abortion to be held by end of May, Taoiseach says https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43205-irish-referendum-on-abortion-to-be-held-by-end-of-may-taoiseach-says https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43205-irish-referendum-on-abortion-to-be-held-by-end-of-may-taoiseach-says Irish referendum on abortion to be held by end of May, Taoiseach says
Voters in Ireland will be going to the polls in May to cast their vote on liberalising the country's restrictive abortion laws. The Irish Government has formally backed proposals to hold a referendum on the state's constitutional amendment on abortion by the end of May. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Ireland…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:01:37 +0000
NI abuse survivors urge politicians to show compassion by restoring Government https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43175-ni-abuse-survivors-urge-politicians-to-show-compassion-by-restoring-government https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43175-ni-abuse-survivors-urge-politicians-to-show-compassion-by-restoring-government NI abuse survivors urge politicians to show compassion by restoring Government
Survivors of historic child abuse have made a desperate plea for Stormont politicians to restore Northern Ireland's devolved government. Victims and campaigners were at Parliament buildings as a fresh round of talks to save the government started on Wednesday. In an impassioned appeal, Margaret McGuckin, who suffered abuse at a…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:47:21 +0000
NI service users to benefit from ‘easy read’ versions of social care standards https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43144-ni-service-users-to-benefit-from-easy-read-versions-of-social-care-standards https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43144-ni-service-users-to-benefit-from-easy-read-versions-of-social-care-standards NI service users to benefit from ‘easy read’ versions of social care standards
Social care users from across Northern Ireland are to benefit from the launch of ‘Easy Read’ versions of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council’s (NISCC) Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Workers and Social Care Workers. The easy read standards have been specifically developed for service users, to enable…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:57:29 +0000
Health service cannot keep relying heavily on agency staff, says senior figure https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43104-health-service-cannot-keep-relying-heavily-on-agency-staff-says-senior-figure https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43104-health-service-cannot-keep-relying-heavily-on-agency-staff-says-senior-figure Health service cannot keep relying heavily on agency staff, says senior figure
Northern Ireland's chief nursing officer has warned that the health service cannot continue its heavy reliance on agency workers to bolster staffing levels. Professor Charlotte McArdle (pictured) also said that unless a health transformation programme is up and running within the next two to three years the already under-pressure health…
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Northern Ireland Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:26:50 +0000
600 nurses from Philippines to be recruited to fill Northern Ireland's chronic shortage https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43103-600-nurses-from-philippines-to-be-recruited-to-fill-northern-ireland-s-chronic-shortage https://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/43103-600-nurses-from-philippines-to-be-recruited-to-fill-northern-ireland-s-chronic-shortage 600 nurses from Philippines to be recruited to fill Northern Ireland's chronic shortage
More than 600 nurses are to be recruited from the Philippines in an attempt to plug Northern Ireland's chronic nursing shortage. The region's health service is running on a shortage of 1,500 nurses - 10% below capacity - with health chiefs warning of a difficult year ahead. A lack of…
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Northern Ireland Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:20:01 +0000