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July 14, 2017

The 8th All Ireland Pharmacy Conference will take place in the Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk on 17 October 2017.  This conference is jointly coordinated by the Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development and the Irish Institute of Pharmacy.

This cross-border conference aims to bring together people with an...

July 13, 2017


The NIPC National Prevention Conference will take place at  Croi House, Galway on Saturday 18th of November. 

Abstracts for the moderated poster display are currently being accepted and should be submitted by 23:59 on Friday 1st September 2017. 

Abstracts concerning clinical practice, projects and research within...

June 20, 2017

RCSI is now accepting applications for the . This programme will be of particular interest to Senior Clinicians and allied Health Care Professionals who desire to understand more about patient safety, risk and error in healthcare and who wish to develop their skills as influencers and change agents within their field.  Human Factors

Further information on the programme can be found by clicking on the following link:  http://rcsi.ie/pghumanfactors    

Or contact Emer Pyke   Tel:  +353 4022701   Email: humanfactors@rcsi.ie


The closing date for applications is Friday 31 August 2017


June 16, 2017

Within the Republic of Ireland 10% of all adults, are unpaid family carers. Over 30,000 people die in Ireland each year, and as more and more people spend the last part of their lives at home, families are often the primary caregivers. To support them in this role the All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) is launching new resources as part of National Carers Week which runs from June 12th to 18th.

Caring for Carers  is a new website dedicated to carers and family caring providing core information for family members or friends who are providing support to a person who needs palliative care. The website has eight sections and contains videos, downloads, links and information that has been created by a group of experts, including carers, from across the island of Ireland.

Caring for Carers  was created by a team led by Professor Peter Hudson from Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with AIIHPC and a working group made up of family carers and former carers, carer organisations, health and social care professionals and charities. The site is hosted on www.thepalliativehub.com an all-island gateway to palliative care information.

Speaking at the launch of the website, Karen Charnley, AIIHPC Head of Institute, said:

“We are delighted to announce the launch of Caring for Carers, which represents another key stepping stone in providing information to the public on palliative care. Family carers play a huge and critical role in caring for people with palliative care needs and it is fitting we should launch this website during Carers Week 2017 which is dedicated to the amazing work that carers do on a daily basis.”

“One of the core goals of AIIHPC is to foster strong cross-sector partnership and collaboration and Caring for Carers provides another example of the strength of this approach. It also adds another core component to The Palliative Hub and brings it closer to being the comprehensive resource for people with palliative care needs.” 

Professor Peter Hudson, Queen’s University Belfast who led on the development of the resource, stated:

“One of the most important things people confronting the end of their lives want is to be assured that their family will be well supported. Family caregivers need to know how to access support services and where to obtain key information to assist them manage the role of supporting their relative or friend. This new resource ‘Caring for Carers’ meets these needs by offering an evidenced based, reliable and easily accessible resource for family caregivers of people with life limiting conditions.”

Liam O’Sullivan, Co-coordinator for National Carers Week, Ireland said:

“We are delighted to be part of the launch of this new collaborative resource during National Carers Week.  Family Carers are the backbone of health and social care, even more so as people with life limiting conditions seek to live out their lives at home, where the vast majority wish to be.”

Over the coming months Caring for Carers will continue to be developed with additional information and stories from people who have cared for or are caring for someone with palliative care needs. The site is available at carers.thepalliativehub.com


Further Information

Gareth Wescott | Digital Manager & Developer

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC)

Gwescott@aiihpc.org  T: +353 (0)1 491 2948 M: +353 (0)86 0569304 |

AIIHPC, Second Floor, Education & Research Centre, Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W

www.aiihpc.org | www.palliativehub.com


Liam O’Sullivan

Executive Director

Care Alliance Ireland

ndo@carealliance.ie T: + 353 1 874 7776  M: + 353 87 207 3265

Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7


March 23, 2017


UCC is currently developing a multidisciplinary MSc in Healthcare Education, which will be a two-year part-time taught Masters programme, designed to enhance teaching and assessment skills for all healthcare professions.

The programme is designed with the multidisciplinary team in mind and will be suitable for all healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, dentists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.