Category Archives: Health Service

Covid19 mortality rate – pharmacy can help

The time has come for governments to offer a robust Covid19 exit strategy. Thankfully life this Summer 2020 is slowly returning to a new normal. However, Covid19 is still out there and is likely to remain for some time to … Continue reading

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Additional Coronavirus advice – nutrition matters

COVID-19 also known as the coronavirus is making headlines every minute. The implications of this epidemic to both our individual health and fabric of society are concerning.

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Pharmacy’s clinical expertise can help pressured services

Pharmacies across Ireland have an opportunity to utilise their clinical skills to great effect according to the Independent.ie: “Pharmacies ‘ready, willing and able’ to play bigger role in healthcare” This is music to our ears, since Howard Foundation Research (HFR) … Continue reading

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Who is tackling the spiralling levels of obesity in Ireland?

Obesity in Ireland is costly in many ways. The Ireland Central Statistics Office (CSO) released, in January 2019, their Press Statement Ireland’s Facts and Figures 2018 which shows: “The share of people who were overweight or obese was 62% in … Continue reading

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Save the Ireland healthcare service? Pharmacy can.

The Ireland healthcare service is in turmoil. It seems there isn’t a day that goes by without headlines reporting on a failing Ireland healthcare service. Recruitment issues and limited bed capacity in secondary care are once again taking the brunt … Continue reading

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National obesity treatment programme

The National obesity treatment programme is born in response to Ireland having one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe. There is no sign of improvement in the near future and the resulting wave of chronic diseases caused by … Continue reading

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National obesity programme document

Department of Health policy on tackling obesity The Department of Health has published this national obesity programme document outlining their strategy for tackling the rise in obesity levels in Ireland. This is an opportunity that shouldn’t be wasted by the … Continue reading

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