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Image for news article Swann announces increase in AHP undergraduate places

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Swann announces increase in AHP undergraduate places

Health Minister Robin Swann has today announced a significant increase in the number of undergraduate training places for Allied Health Professionals. Commencing in September, an additional 40 training places will be secured from Ulster University across...

Image for news article Ministers announce that childcare is available to all parents

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Ministers announce that childcare is available to all parents

Ministers Robin Swann and Peter Weir have confirmed that the definition of key worker will no longer apply for access to childcare.  The announcement follows the recent publication of the Childcare Sector Recovery Plan. Minister Swann said: “The...

Image for news article Aiken congratulates Micheál Martin on becoming Taoiseach

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Aiken congratulates Micheál Martin on becoming Taoiseach

Dr Steve Aiken OBE MLA, Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, said: “I welcome the formation of a new Government in the Republic of Ireland today and congratulate the new Taoiseach Micheál Martin on taking up his...

Image for news article Minister comments on Cancer waiting time statistics

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Minister comments on Cancer waiting time statistics

Health Minister Robin Swann has commented on the latest Cancer waiting time statistics. The newly published statistics reflect the position at 31 March 2020. Minister Swann said: “The statistics published today provide a stark reminder of the...

Image for news article Swann announces appointment of Interim Mental Health Champion

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Swann announces appointment of Interim Mental Health Champion

Professor Siobhán O’Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University, has accepted the role of interim Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland. Professor O’Neill is one of Northern Ireland’s leading experts in the field of...

Image for news article Swann announces further easements in shielding advice

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Swann announces further easements in shielding advice

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced fresh easements to the shielding advice given to people who are extremely vulnerable to Covid-19.   From 6 July, people who are shielding will be able to meet up to six people...

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