Pharmacy Forum NI is the Professional Leadership Body for pharmacists in Northern Ireland, representing all sections of pharmacy practice including community & hospital

Inspire Provides Advice on Festive Stress

Stress at Christmas

For many, the festive season is one of joy. However, it can also be a season of stress and anxiety. There are so many things to do and a limited time to do them in.

Working people may feel especially harassed, trying to fit Christmas activities into their limited time. As healthcare professionals, there can also be additional work pressures during the winter season. In uncertain times and recession, the commercial aspect of Christmas might seem especially difficult. Often part of the problem is the large discrepancy between ‘expectations’ and reality. This time of year is ‘supposed’ to be joyous, perfect, celebratory but with all the shopping, Christmas parties, and holiday get-togethers, it can be an extremely stressful time of year, and can bring a sense of dread to many people.

Pharmacists’ Advice and Support Service (PASS) partner Inspire have drawn up a useful guide with tips on how to help ease stress during the festive season. Just follow the link below.

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PASS Welcomes a Generous Donation from Boots UK

The Pharmacists’ Advice and Support Service (PASS) is delighted to welcome a donation from Boots UK to support its work in Northern Ireland.

PASS, which is an independent charity, provides a wide range of free and confidential services for pharmacists, former pharmacist and their dependants, in Northern Ireland. These include, information and signposting to key service providers, face to face telephone and specialist counselling, short term financial assistance, funding for specialist treatment and pre-retirement courses.

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The Pharmacy Forum NI Rewards Excellence

A festive Belfast City Hall was the venue on the 15th November, as Pharmacy professionals joined politicians and other honoured guests to recognise and celebrate excellence in the pharmacy profession.  The Pharmacy Forum NI conferred three new Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society NI, Cora Sonner, Professor Carmel Hughes and Loretto McManus.

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