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August 8, 2018

Click below to read the National Institute for Preventive Cardiology (NIPC) July e-Bulletin.  

This bulletin contains inforamtion for registration for the 5th National Prevention Conference.  This year’s Conference takes place on Friday 23rd November in the Johnstown Estate Hotel, Enfield, Co Meath and features innovative and stimulating presentation from eminent speakers including:

July e-Bulletin

May 31, 2018

A position currently open for a Pharmacy PhD post as part of the Collaborative Doctoral Award in Multimorbidity, commencing September 2018. This will involve a pilot cluster RCT of the current GP in Pharmacy project.  

This is a structured doctoral training programme for a cohort of four clinical and non-clinical researchers in primary care, underpinned by the research theme of complex multimorbidity, supported by a consortium of international, experienced inter-disciplinary senior multimorbidity researchers and PhD educators. The four PhD students will participate in the HRB SPHERE Programme with parallel training in multimorbidity research, commencing in September 2018 (http://www.sphereprogramme.ie/).

Patients with complex multimorbidity (i.e. higher numbers of chronic conditions and significant polypharmacy) have poorer health outcomes and significantly higher healthcare costs. They experience treatment burden and challenges around adhering to treatment advice, managing medicines, coordination of health and social care and patient related costs of care. The proposed PhD projects will address these interlinked but distinct areas within multimorbidity research.

The Pharmacy PhD student will engage in the following projects:

PhD Project 4:

Host Institution: RCSI

Lead Supervisors, Prof Susan Smith and Dr Barbara Clyne

PhD student discipline: Pharmacy (Clinical)

Topic area: Pilot cluster RCT of the General Practice-based Pharmacist (GPP) Medicines Optimisation Programme

For further information please email Prof Susan Smith at susansmith@rcsi.ie

January 10, 2018

Healthy Ireland is a major Government-led programme which aims to encourage and support everyone living in Ireland to have the best possible physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Our health is our most important asset, and we can all take some steps to improve our own health and wellbeing.

Healthy Ireland is here to help you make those positive changes and choices, to provide information and connect you with resources and organisations across the country, so you can get involved in the national effort to create a healthier Ireland.

Small changes can make a big difference to your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

We can all make positive choices such as eating healthier, being more active or minding our mental health. Click below to find more information on some small steps that can make a big difference:

Physical Activity

Mental Wellbeing

Healthy Eating

Follow us on Twitter  @HealthyIreland  to keep up to date with what’s happening .

November 15, 2017

In recent editions of the IPU Review, the two new quality assurance components of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Rules 2015 (SI No 553 of 2015) for pharmacy in Ireland were profiled.

In the September 2017 Liz Hoctor, Professional Development and Learning Manager, IPU, sat down with IIOP ePortfolio Review Project Lead Katherine Morrow, to discuss some of the commonly asked questions.

You can find a copy of this article here


IPU Review Sept 2017


In November 2017 Liz sat down with Michelle Scott, Practice Review Project Lead for IIOP, to discuss some of the questions that pharmacists might have about the new process.

You can You can find a copy of this article here


 IPU Practice Review