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Plans to Tackle the Harms Caused By Tobacco and Second-Hand Smoking.

Health Minister Robin Swann has outlined plans that will continue to tackle the harms caused to children and young people by tobacco and second-hand smoking. The Health Minister laid out his plans to prioritise and progress regulations on smoking in cars when children are present, as well as preventing the sale of nicotine inhaling products […]

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Flu Vaccination Programme Now Underway

Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Michael McBride, and Chief Pharmaceutical Officer, Cathy Harrison, officially launched this year’s community pharmacy flu vaccination programme and received their flu jab in Belfast. The seasonal influenza programme officially began on 1 October 2021, this year the programme is being expanded to help protect the most vulnerable people in our […]

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Platinum Training Institute Offers Mental Health Awareness Course

Platinum Training Institute, As part of World Mental Health Day on October 10th are offering £50 OFF their next Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness. The course takes place on November 9th,11th,16th,18th from 5.30-9.30pm (UK Time) and will be taking place LIVE Online with their Tutors. This course also includes a Mental Health First Aid Unit. Furthermore as with all their Mental […]

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Community Politics

Minister Announces Improved Air Quality Alert System to Help Protect Public Health

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced changes to his Department’s High Air Pollution Alert Protocol in order to improve how the public are informed when periods of high air pollution are forecast or being experienced in Northern Ireland. Officials from DAERA and Department of Health (DoH) have worked in collaboration to update the system […]

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Workforce Appeal Will Help Tackle Hospital Pressures

Health Minister Robin Swann has launched a new Workforce Appeal to help maintain important surgery this winter. As the health service in Northern Ireland struggles to cope with some of the worst pressures ever experienced, the appeal aims to recruit individuals with the vital skills necessary to address the workforce deficit in specific areas of […]

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CPR Training For Post-Primary Pupils

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that post-primary pupils will have access to CPR training.  The Department of Education has written to all post-primary school principals setting out its expectation that, from the 2022/23 academic year all pupils aged 11-14 should be provided with CPR training as part of the school curriculum. The Minister said: […]

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We Sat Down With Lee Havern of Platinum Training Institute

Clanrye News and Sport sat down with Lee Havern of Platinum Institute. Founded in Newry City, Platinum Training Institute offers training courses in many different areas of fitness such as indoor and outdoor training, personal training programmes and courses for mental health to name but a few.  The Newry founded training group is based at […]

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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN EDUCATION FRAMEWORK LAUNCHED

Education Minister, Peter Weir and Health Minister, Robin Swann have jointly launched the Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing in Education Framework. An investment of £6.5million annually will be provided to support mental health and wellbeing within the education sector. The Framework will be supported by a number of initiatives including: REACH Programme […]

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MURPHY ALLOCATES £74 MILLION INCLUDING £25 MILLION FOR HEALTH WORKERS

The Executive has agreed further funding allocations of £74 million including £25 million towards the health workers recognition payment. Announcing the allocations, Finance Minister Conor Murphy said: “The Executive has agreed to provide £25 million to offset the impact of National Insurance and tax deductions to the £500 recognition payment. This will ensure our dedicated […]

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HEALTH MINISTER ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING TO IMPROVE DENTAL PATIENT THROUGHPUT

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced funding of £1.5million to help improve patient throughput at dental surgeries in Northern Ireland. The risk of Coronavirus transmission in dental practices has been minimised using strict infection control measures but these have significantly reduced the number of patients that dentists can see each day. The new grant scheme […]