Northern Ireland http://careappointments.co.uk Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:22:50 +0000 en-gb Mother bereaved in Troubles sends heartfelt open letter to James Brokenshire http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42911-mother-bereaved-in-troubles-sends-heartfelt-open-letter-to-james-brokenshire http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42911-mother-bereaved-in-troubles-sends-heartfelt-open-letter-to-james-brokenshire Mother bereaved in Troubles sends heartfelt open letter to James Brokenshire
A mother bereaved in the Northern Ireland Troubles has penned a heartfelt open letter to the Government claiming victims are being forgotten amid the delay addressing the legacy of the conflict. Ann Service's son Brian, 35, was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries in north Belfast in October 1998 - six…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:01:18 +0000
Chief social worker welcomes initiative supporting people with learning disabilities http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42909-chief-social-worker-welcomes-initiative-supporting-people-with-learning-disabilities http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42909-chief-social-worker-welcomes-initiative-supporting-people-with-learning-disabilities Chief social worker welcomes initiative supporting people with learning disabilities
Northern Ireland’s chief social worker, Sean Holland, has welcomed a new workshop and resource kit to equip people with a learning disability with the skills that they need to make informed choices and decisions about their lives. Speaking at the launch of 'The Capacity, Consent & Decision Making Workshop' project…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:35:25 +0000
Ex-mental health nurse who strangled and butchered dog is psychopathic, says doctor http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42898-ex-mental-health-nurse-who-strangled-and-butchered-dog-is-psychopathic-says-doctor http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42898-ex-mental-health-nurse-who-strangled-and-butchered-dog-is-psychopathic-says-doctor Ex-mental health nurse who strangled and butchered dog is psychopathic, says doctor
A former mental health nurse who strangled and butchered a dog and fed it to a pet is psychopathic, a doctor said. Dominic O'Connor, 28, faces up to five years in prison after he used a lead to kill the animal in Northern Ireland in December 2016. He cooked its…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:37:16 +0000
Care workers suspended amid police probe at facility for vulnerable adults http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42887-care-workers-suspended-amid-police-probe-at-facility-for-vulnerable-adults http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42887-care-workers-suspended-amid-police-probe-at-facility-for-vulnerable-adults Care workers suspended amid police probe at facility for vulnerable adults
Four staff members at a residential facility for vulnerable adults have been excluded from work amid a police investigation into concerns about their conduct. Muckamore Abbey Hospital in Antrim provides care for adults with an intellectual disability and those with behavioural or mental ill health. It is understood a probe…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:59:30 +0000
WHO warns of 'serious implications' if UK recruits Irish health workers after Brexit http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42839-who-warns-of-serious-implications-if-uk-recruits-irish-health-workers-after-brexit http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42839-who-warns-of-serious-implications-if-uk-recruits-irish-health-workers-after-brexit WHO warns of 'serious implications' if UK recruits Irish health workers after Brexit
Brexit could have "serious implications" on Ireland's struggling health workforce, one of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) top officials has warned. Jim Campbell, director of the WHO's health workforce department, said he was concerned that post Brexit the UK may try to fill gaps left by EU migrant health workers…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:21:35 +0000
N Ireland health service can pay £120 an hour for agency nurses due to shortages http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42805-n-ireland-health-service-can-pay-120-an-hour-for-agency-nurses-due-to-shortages http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42805-n-ireland-health-service-can-pay-120-an-hour-for-agency-nurses-due-to-shortages N Ireland health service can pay £120 an hour for agency nurses due to shortages
Northern Ireland's cash-strapped health service is paying up to £120 an hour for agency nurses as it struggles to plug chronic staff shortages, it can be revealed. Hospitals and clinics are becoming increasingly reliant on agency nurses due to difficulties in filling staff posts. The Press Association has learned that…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:50:33 +0000
Child abuse victims in Northern Ireland urge politicians to release compensation http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42766-child-abuse-victims-in-northern-ireland-urge-politicians-to-release-compensation http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42766-child-abuse-victims-in-northern-ireland-urge-politicians-to-release-compensation Child abuse victims in Northern Ireland urge politicians to release compensation
Victims of historical child abuse have urged Northern Ireland's politicians to release compensation which has been blocked due to Stormont's collapse, as talks aimed at restoring powersharing enter their final hours. SAVIA - Survivors and Victims of Institutional Abuse, which represents people who were abused at institutions, called on Northern…
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Northern Ireland Mon, 30 Oct 2017 18:30:36 +0000
Counselling charity says trauma of Troubles passed on to today's children http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42741-counselling-charity-says-trauma-of-troubles-passed-on-to-today-s-children http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42741-counselling-charity-says-trauma-of-troubles-passed-on-to-today-s-children Counselling charity says trauma of Troubles passed on to today's children
Children as young as six are suffering from trauma related to the Troubles, an Irish government committee has been told. The Wave Trauma Centre, which supports people affected by the conflict, said the charity had received a number of referrals of young children who had not been born at the…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 27 Oct 2017 01:29:26 +0100
Supreme Court ruling expected next year over Northern Ireland's abortion law http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42737-supreme-court-ruling-expected-next-year-over-northern-ireland-s-abortion-law http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42737-supreme-court-ruling-expected-next-year-over-northern-ireland-s-abortion-law Supreme Court ruling expected next year over Northern Ireland's abortion law
A challenge at the UK's highest court over the legality of Northern Ireland's strict abortion law has concluded. Seven Supreme Court justices in London will give a ruling on the controversial issue at a date yet to be fixed, but thought to be early next year. The Northern Ireland Human…
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Northern Ireland Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:40:11 +0100
Strict abortion law 'criminalises exceptionally vulnerable women and girls' http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42722-strict-abortion-law-criminalises-exceptionally-vulnerable-women-and-girls http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42722-strict-abortion-law-criminalises-exceptionally-vulnerable-women-and-girls Strict abortion law 'criminalises exceptionally vulnerable women and girls'
Northern Ireland's strict abortion law criminalises "exceptionally vulnerable" women and girls and subjects them to "inhuman and degrading" treatment, the UK's highest court has heard. A QC told a panel of Supreme Court justices in London on Tuesday that human rights were being breached, with those affected being forced to…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:47:18 +0100
Impact of compulsory registration of NI social care workers, first evalutation published http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42718-impact-of-compulsory-registration-of-ni-social-care-workers-first-evalutation-published http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42718-impact-of-compulsory-registration-of-ni-social-care-workers-first-evalutation-published Impact of compulsory registration of NI social care workers, first evalutation published
The registration of social care staff will improve the quality of social care according to an evaluation exercise following Northern Ireland becoming the first region in the UK to introduce compulsory registration to social care workers. Compulsory registration means since 31 March 2017, social care workers in domiciliary care, adult…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:19:45 +0100
Help with travel costs for Northern Irish women seeking abortions in England http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42714-help-with-travel-costs-for-northern-irish-women-seeking-abortions-in-england http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42714-help-with-travel-costs-for-northern-irish-women-seeking-abortions-in-england Help with travel costs for Northern Irish women seeking abortions in England
Women on low incomes from Northern Ireland who seek a free NHS abortion in England will also receive state support to pay for their travel costs, the Government has announced. Those who meet defined financial hardship criteria will be eligible for the measure, Justine Greening said. Ms Greening, the Secretary…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:49:05 +0100
Supreme Court to examine Northern Ireland's abortion law http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42713-supreme-court-to-examine-northern-ireland-s-abortion-law http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42713-supreme-court-to-examine-northern-ireland-s-abortion-law Supreme Court to examine Northern Ireland's abortion law
Northern Ireland's strict abortion law is set to come under scrutiny at the UK's highest court. The case centres on the current law which makes it an offence for a woman to abort with a fatal foetal abnormality or where the pregnancy arises through rape or incest. Tuesday's proceedings in…
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Northern Ireland Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:18:09 +0100
Significant funding secured to recruit and retain older people's nurses in Northern Ireland http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42687-significant-funding-secured-to-recruit-and-retain-older-people-s-nurses-in-northern-ireland http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42687-significant-funding-secured-to-recruit-and-retain-older-people-s-nurses-in-northern-ireland Significant funding secured to recruit and retain older people's nurses in Northern Ireland
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has announced it has been successful in securing a significant grant for ‘Project RETAIN’ which will improve nurse retention and recruitment in care of older people’s settings in Northern Ireland. The funding grant from the prestigious Burdett Trust for Nursing will support a regional initiative…
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Northern Ireland Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:46:57 +0100
Frontline health service cuts avoided after £40m funding award in Northern Ireland http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42639-frontline-health-service-cuts-avoided-after-40m-funding-award-in-northern-ireland http://careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42639-frontline-health-service-cuts-avoided-after-40m-funding-award-in-northern-ireland Frontline health service cuts avoided after £40m funding award in Northern Ireland
A series of cuts to frontline health services in Northern Ireland have been averted in the short-term after an additional £40 million was diverted from other Stormont departments. The region's five health trusts had been asked to find £70 million worth of savings to enable the Department of Health to…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:04:34 +0100