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MOIC hosts Health Improvement Alliance Europe visitors

On Tuesday 5 September 2017 the NHSCT hosted a visit from members of the Health Improvement Alliance Europe (HIAE). The Trust...

MOIC partner evaluation of EC/ACP/WHO programme in Africa

MOIC will be one of the partners to carry out the final evaluation of the EC/ACP/WHO programme ‘Strengthening of Pharmaceutical Systems...

MOIC at National Forum for Scotland

Anita Hogg (Lead for PCE at MOIC, Principal Pharmacist, NHSCT) represented MOIC at the annual National Forum for Scotland in Dunblane...

Egyptian pharmacists visit Antrim Area Hospital

A delegation of six pharmacists from Egypt visited Antrim Area Hospital for four days at the end of August. Their visit...

MOIC & Medicines Optimisation

What is Medicines Optimisation? It is all about safety, effectiveness and patient/client focus. About best practice, research and knowledge transfer. We...

MOIC at WHO

Professor Michael Scott (Director, MOIC) attended an expert group meeting at the World Health Organization in Geneva on 10 and 11...

Delegation Wolverhampton

Professor Patrick Ball and Dr Hana Morrissey from the University of Wolverhampton visited MOIC on 4 August. Pictured from left: Dr Fiona...

Seminar at WHO in Kiev

Frans van Andel and Anita Hogg from MOIC and Rob Brenninkmeijer (Digitalis) facilitated a seminar at the WHO Country Office in...

MOIC and QUB sign memorandum of understanding

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) and Queen’s University Belfast on 23rd May 2017...

The CLIP Launch

The Clinical Leadership in Pharmacy (CLIP) Programme Across Ireland 2017-2018 was launched on Thursday 25 May 2017 at the Ballymascanlon House...

Polypharmacy Programmes

SIMPATHY has published a leaflet: Polypharmacy Programmes, Transforming Awareness into Action: Implementing effective management of the use of multiple medications across...

Kamila Urbańczyk visits MOIC

Kamila Urbańczyk recently completed her MPharm at Wroclaw Medical University, Poland. She arrived in Antrim Area Hospital on 22nd May 2017...

Emma Jönsson from Uppsala University

Emma Jönsson from Uppsala University, Sweden visited Antrim Hospital to complete her undergraduate degree project under the supervision of Linden Ashfield....

Thomas Kempen visits MOIC

Thomas Kempen, clinical pharmacist, and PhD student from Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden, visited MOIC and Antrim Hospital on 10th May...

SIMPATHY-conference in Brussels

A delegation from Northern Ireland attended the conference in Brussels on the SIMPATHY research programme ‘Polypharmacy and adherence in elderly population’....

Catalan delegation at MOIC

The Catalan delegation visited MOIC on 28th and 29th April under the EIP Reference site twinning scheme.  The two-day programme included...

Project SIMPATHY in Barcelona

On April 4 representatives of MOIC will visit Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, the university hospital in Barcelona. Glenda Fleming, Claire Scullin,...

Medicines Optimisation in Norway

Professor Michael Scott visited Oslo and Tromsø 19-25 March 2017 to highlight the Medicines Optimisation unit in Northern Ireland and to...

Visitors Delia Fernández-Redondo & Emma Bartolomé García

Delia Fernández-Redondo and Emma Bartolomé García (both resident pharmacists, Madrid) visiting NHSCT as part of the International Centres of Excellence in...

Medicines Optimisation in Diabetes

On Tuesday 9 May 2017, Pharmacy Management and UKCPA are going back to Manchester with the second annual conference on Diabetes...

And the winner is……

At the 18th Northern Ireland Healthcare Awards the award for Hospital Pharmacy Team of the Year was won by Dr Ruth...

MOIC in Tbilisi

Dr Frans van Andel, Lead in Internationalisation MOIC, met with a delegation of hospitals in Tbilisi on March 1st. Georgia is...

Delegation North West Coast at MOIC

In the context of EIP AHA a twinning visit from a delegation from the North West Coast of England took place...

Presentation STEPSelect in the Czech Republic

A team of MOIC and Digitalis met with a delegation from the Czech Ministry of Health in Prague on February 8....

Spring 2017 PM Academy Workshop

The Spring 2017 PM Academy Workshop programme is online. The programme is entitled ‘Working Better Together: How to build multidisciplinary and...

MOIC & Digitalis present STEPSelect in Barcelona

MOIC and Digitalis attended a meeting with Mireia Massot Mesquida, Catalan Institute of Health, and other healthcare professionals in Barcelona. The...

MO in Respiratory Medicine Workshop

It was the first ever conference focused solely on Respiratory Medicines Optimisation. The National Medicines Optimisation in Respiratory Medicine Workshop was...

STEPSelect technology in Gdansk

During a 2 day meeting of the MOIC/Digitalis team with their counterpart at the Gdanski Uniwersytet Medyczny (Gdansk Medical University) the...

4 Star Reference Site Award

Mike Scott, Director MOIC, and Mark Lee, with the European Reference Site Award. The ceremony took place during the second European...

Congratulations

November 2016 was successful for Antrim Area Hospital and MOIC. Professor Michael Scott (Director MOIC) received the UKCPA Lifetime Achievement Award...

MOIC at Pharman National Forum Workshop

Of course MOIC was present at the annual flagship event of Pharmacy Management.The theme was ‘Medicines Optimisation: in long term conditions,...

Dianne Gill at the Wounds UK Conference

Dianne Gill (Assistant Director MOIC) presented the poster on ‘Assessment of New Single Patient Use Cardinal Health™ NPWT Pro device in...

HPE Live 2016

Prof. Michael Scott with Teresa Frąckowiak (MSc, PhD, Department of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacodynamics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Gdánsk). In...

UKCPA Award for Michael Scott

Professor Michael Scott received the UKCPA Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 at the Gala Dinner of the UKCPA Conference at the Hilton...

On Medicines Optimisation in Mental Health

On Wednesday 12 October 2016 the inaugural conference took place in Belfast: ‘Medicines Optimisation in Mental Health – putting patients at...

MO Showcase: Celebrating International Day of Older Persons

Medicines are the most widely used intervention in healthcare and are an essential component in the treatment and prevention of illness....

STEPSelect in Belgrade

End of September MOIC and Digitalis presented STEPSelect at the Institute of Rheumatology Belgrade in the context of Pharmaceutical Clinical Effectiveness....

MOOP: Showcase International Day of Older Persons

In order to mark the International Day of Older Persons (1 October) MOIC is organising an event to showcase research and...

Medicines Optimisation in Mental Health

MOIC is holding a significant event for all those involved in the care of patients in mental health. The Conference entitled...

Mark Timoney at FIP 2016

Mark Timoney, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer Department of Health, Social Services and Public Health Northern Ireland gave a presentation at the FIP...

4 Star Reference Site status for NI

Northern Ireland achieved the highest recognition of 4 Star Reference Site status from the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy...

MOIC lands early success on international stage

The Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre, (MOIC) which was launched in October 2015, has won a series of early successes both at...

MOIC at eHealth Week Amsterdam

On June 9 Prof. Michael Scott gave a presentation on Medicines Optimisation at the annual international conference eHealth Week.  eHealth Week...

Excellence in Hospital Pharmacy

During the symposium on ‘Excellence in Hospital Pharmacy’ in Oudaen, Utrecht on 3 June a group of international hospital pharmacists told...

Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop

On 6 June Dr. Geraldine Conlon-Bingham (Antimicrobial pharmacist at NHSCT) gave a presentation on her Antibiotic Cycling Work at an Antimicrobial...

Sunovion & MOIC form partnership for Mental Health

A new partnership has been confirmed between MOIC and the pharmaceutical company Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd. The partnership will focus on...

ARC-net Highly Commended

MOIC partner ARC-net was Highly Commended in the category Healthcare Business of the Year of the Small Business Awards 2016, an...

[Picture:] Carmel Darcy, Hilary McKee, Dr Ruth Miller, Dr Mark Timoney, Anne Friel, Cathy Harrison, Joe Brogan.

Success MOOP Think Tank

On May 18th 2016 the Medicines Optimisation in Older People Think Tank was attended by 50 people representing hospital and community...

Demonstration STEPSelect in Dresden

Mike Scott will demonstrate medicines optimisation tools at the University Clinic Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden on May 18. The focus will...

THINK-TANK

Medicines Optimisation in Older People

DHSSPSNI Change Fund organises a half-day think tank on ‘Medicines Optimisation in older people’, May 18 2016, Antrim Area Hospital. Oral...

Workshops on ‘Influencing Skills’

Pharmacy Management Academy Workshops on ‘Influencing Skills’ are now available on 13 locations around UK. On 29 June 2016 the programme...

Pharmacy Management

MOIC announces a partnership agreement with Pharmacy Management. 

MOIC announces a partnership agreement with Pharmacy Management. The two organisations will work together to communicate and promote the development of medicines...

Health Minister Simon Hamilton launches the NI Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework at the MOIC

HM Hamilton launched Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework

Today Health Minister Simon Hamilton launched the NI Medicines Optimisation Quality Framework at the MOIC. Minister Hamilton announced at the same...

Iñigo Ormazabal & Elena Álvaro

Visitor Iñigo Ormazabal

Iñigo Ormazabal, resident pharmacist in Alcorcón Foundation University Hospital visited for four weeks in 2014. A final year pharmacy resident from...

MOIC winner Healthcare Award

MOIC winner Healthcare Award

The MOIC is the Highly Commended winner in the Innovation Category at the Healthcare Awards 2016. The awards set out to...

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Slovenian ECHAlliance Ecosystem Launch

In the opening speech of the launch event of the Slovenian ECHAlliance Ecosystem the chairman of ECHAlliance Brian O’Connor said: ‘Please...

HM Hamilton visits MOIC

Health Minister Simon Hamilton visited MOIC on 4 February. From left: Tony Stevens (Chief Executive, NHSCT), Cathy Harrison (Senior Principal Pharmaceutical Officer,...

Clinical innovation at a time of great change

Prof. Mike Scott and Glenda Fleming presented MOIC at the 2nd Northern Ireland Clinical Innovation Conference, 7-8 October 2015, Riddel Hall, Belfast. The...

Health Minister Simon Hamilton on the importance of MOIC

Speaking at the 4th Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing on 9th December 2015 Health Minister Simon...

Dr. Samar Farid Cairo University

Dr. Samar Farid & Ahmed Abu-Elhana from Cairo

Dr. Samar Farid, Associate Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at Cairo University visited MOIC on 24...

Hamilton outlines ambitious vision for HSC in NI 

At the Leadership Conference, 4 November 2015, in Ballymena, Health Minister Simon Hamilton has announced radical changes to the way health...

The launch of MOIC!

New regional centre for best practice in the use of medicines launched in Antrim A new regional innovation centre, which aims...