GPNI Clinical Update: Guidance on the reinstating of Spirometry in GP

We are delighted to be joined by Frances Barrett, Primary Care Respiratory Trainer who will be exploring the practicalities of successfully reinstating spirometric testing safely in General Practice. [divi_wpfd_single_file _builder_version="4.9.11" _module_preset="default" hover_enabled="0" global_colors_info="{}" file_params="{%22selected_file_id%22:24740,%22selected_category_id%22:128,%22selected_file_name%22:%22Reinstating Spirometry Slides%22,%22categoryPath%22:%22Webinars%22}"...

GPNI Mental Health: Practical Application of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

Phase One of implementation of the Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 ‘the Act’ commenced on 2nd December 2019 with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). This session will focus on practical application of DoLS and the Act for GPs. It will include case scenarios that you might encounter in your practice with the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. The session will be delivered by Steph Kerr, Service Manager and MCA Lead in Belfast Health and Social Care...

GPNI Wellbeing: ‘How to Beat Burnout in the New Ways of Working in Primary Care’

We are delighted to host Dr Rachel Morris for this GPNI Wellbeing session. Rachel is a GP, Coach, host of the You Are Not A Frog podcast and creator of the Shapes Toolkit. www.shapestoolkit.com   Do the new ways of working following COVID-19, theworkload & long hours make you feel overwhelmed?   We believe GPs & their teams should be able to THRIVE at work! We will introduce you to some simple yet powerful tools that will help you do just that. A session for GP or healthcare...

NI COVID-19 Booster & Flu Vaccination Programme

Welcome to the GPNI COVID-19 Booster & Flu Vaccination Programme hub  -  if you have feedback or suggestions / corrections let us know at [email protected]   Key Links SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2021/22 Campaign media COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINE PROGRAMME FOR WINTER 2021/22 DEPLOYMENT OF THE PFIZER AND MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINES IN GENERAL PRACTICE – GOVERNANCE, HANDLING AND PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS GOVERNANCE, HANDLING & PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS Information for...

GPNI Clinical Update: Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Coeliacs Update

We are delighted to be joined by Dr Andrew Murdock, Consultant Gastroenterologist in the Southern Health & Social Care Trust and Noreen Kennedy IBD Nurse Specialist Belfast Trust who will the discussing Inflammatory Bowel Disease, what's helpful to note at referral and how to manage a flare.   They will also be covering the new BSG Guidance on Coeliac's Disease.[divi_wpfd_single_file _builder_version="4.9.11" _module_preset="default" hover_enabled="0" global_colors_info="{}"...

CCG for ‘Request for Advice’ to the LIPID Service Belfast Trust

From the 31st August 2021, there will be a new option within CCG for ‘Request for Advice’ to the LIPID Service under both Belfast City Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital destinations. The Lipid team in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust have introduced a “Request for advice” function. The aim is to provide timely advice for lipid-related queries which do not necessarily require an outpatient appointment. This can be used for either new patients within the historical Belfast Trust area...

GPNI have brought together a large multi-disciplinary working group to generate and collate the most up to date and relevant information for Northern Ireland Primary Care.  Below you will find important updates regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic along with primary care specific guidance.  This is a developing resource which will be updated as new information and guidelines become available.

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