AIIHPC Palliative Hub

AIIHPC recently launched The Palliative Hub (, an online gateway to information and resources about palliative care which includes:

  • Palliative Hub – Children and Young People – website for parents and families of children and young people with life limiting conditions
  • Palliative Hub – Adult – website for people with life limiting conditions, their carers and family members
  • Palliative Hub – Learning Platform – an online learning environment including a number of free to access online learning programmes for professionals and the public
  • Palliative Hub – Professional – website providing resources for health and social care professionals, researchers and educators.



National Patient Safety Office

The NPSO provides access to training and information about the work of the National Patient Safety Office including the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC).

The modules and instructional videos will be of particular value to persons planning or currently developing clinical guidelines or clinical audit for submission to the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC). This is part of the NCEC’s overall approach towards capacity building and evidence-based healthcare. NPSO Learning Zone is available CLICK HERE

The target audience are healthcare professionals and all members of multidisciplinary teams who are considering or are already members of guideline development groups, national clinical audit governance committees, including patients and the public.

HEAR – Lung Cancer


This issue includes information for people affected by lung cancer including links to useful websites, patient guides, videos and blogs. The purpose of HEAR is to provide specialised information to health professionals, patients and the public about key health topics. Each issue is the result if the collaborative effort of librarians from health organisations across Ireland. Full-text available HERE


Delirium videos

Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Older People in Acute Care Improvement Programme has launched a series of videos on delirium. The videos could be used in a variety of ways to continue to raise awareness of the importance of listening to family members and to further engage a range of partners. The videos highlight three individual stories told by women of their mothers’ experience of delirium.


Delirium: a daughter’s perspective

Lynne’s Story (1:49)         Adrienne’s Story (2:31)                Sandra’s Story (2:28)

First Signs of Delirium

1:58 full length       0:19 short              0:12 short

Causes of Delirium

1:01 full length            0:16 short         0:15 short

Experiencing Delirium

2:19 full length           0:21 short          0:19 short

Help and Reassurance

1:36 full length           0:22 short       0:15 short



Communicating your research – a toolkit

The Health Foundation, UK have published a toolkit to assist researchers with widening the impact of their research. Communicating about your research and your results is an important part of the research process that often is overlooked by researchers.  The toolkit is available HERE. It consists of four sections.

  • Section 1: Planning for impact
  • Section 2: Communicating your research results
  • Section 3: Extending influence and widening impact
  • Section 4: Glossary of terms

Basic Guidelines for Producing Easy Read Information

The Department of Health, UK published a “Basic Guidelines for People who Commission Easy Read Information”. These guidelines introduce a minimum standard for writing easy read material. Full-text to the guidelines are available HERE

These guiding principles are as follows:

  • 1. Ensure that people with learning disabilities are involved from the start.
  • 2. Provide information through a range of channels and formats.
  • 3. Ensure that your information meets users’ needs.
  • 4. Clearly signpost to other services.
  • 5. Always define responsibility for information provision.



The Health Research Symposium 2017 will take place at the new Clinical Education Research Centre (CERC Building), University Hospital Limerick on Friday, 17th November  2017.

UL Hospitals, the major academic teaching hospitals of the Graduate Entry Medical School, and the Health Research Institute, UL, will showcase research in health care and related domains across the hospital network and University campus.  The conference is open to all health professionals. The principal event will explore emerging research in the following areas:

1)    Clinical Research;
2)    Health Services & Population Health Research; and
3)    Lifestyle, Technology & Health Research.

Abstracts must be uploaded online. Please register for this event here on Eventbrite. The registration page will then direct you to the link for abstract submission.