World Contraception Day 26th September 2019

World Contraception Day (WCD) takes place on September 26th every year. The annual worldwide campaign centres around a vision where every pregnancy is wanted. Launched in 2007, World Contraception Day’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

As a major supplier of Oral Contraceptives in Ireland, Consilient Health is delighted to mark World Contraception Day by announcing the availability of the newly updated “Oral Contraceptives – Patient Management Guide”. Consilient Health Ltd, in association with Dr Deirdre Lundy, developed this educational tool for use by GPs, Gynaecologists, Women’s Health Specialists, Nurses and Trainee Junior Doctors for the management of patients on contraceptive care. Dr Deirdre Lundy is a practising GP with a special interest in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Pictured is Dr Deirdre Lundy, Bray Womens’ Health Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Date of Preparation: September 2019. IE-OCS-351

New Measure Me BMI app developed by Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street

The Measure Me app has been developed to calculate the BMI SDS and to identify if the child is a healthy weight or overweight. Parents and healthcare professionals need to know whether their child/paediatric patient is overweight so that they can address the issue as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the measurement of weight alone is not at all helpful for parents / healthcare professionals in terms of working our whether their child is at the correct weight. This is because height is also required but while in adults the BMI can be calculated relatively easily, in children the BMI SDS (Standard Deviation Score) must be calculated as children are still growing and adults are not.

The Measure Me app has been developed by Childrens Health Ireland at Temple Street and University College Dublin. It has been unconditionally supported by Consilient Health.

The app is available to download on your mobile or tablet by entering “Measure Me” in the Apple iStore or the Google Play Store, or download immediately by clicking on one of the buttons below.

Cilique now GMS reimbursable for patients as an alternative to Cilest

CILIQUE NOW GMS REIMBURSABLE FOR PATIENTS AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CILEST

Health care professionals may be aware that Cilest (250 micrograms norgestimate / 35 micrograms ethinyl estradiol) is being discontinued in Ireland, from July 2019.

Consilient Health provides an alternative medication called Cilique. Cilique contains the same active ingredients – 250 micrograms norgestimate / 35 micrograms ethinyl estradiol – as Cilest.

Cilique is now GMS reimbursable, effective 1st September 2019. Cilique is available to Irish patients in a 3 month pack (21 tablets x 3) at a net wholesale (MIMS) price at €4.65 and reimbursement price of €5.02. Further information on Cilique can be found at www.medicines.ie and www.knowyourcontraceptives.ie.   .

Consilient Health also supply GMS listed oral contraceptives Violite, Azalia and Ovreena and non-GMS listed oral contraceptives Elvina and Elvinette.

For further queries about Cilique or about any Consilient Health medicines or services, please contact Consilient Health on 01 2057760 or irishoffice@consilienthealth.ie.

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Volunteer Day at Hugh’s House

As our first annual Volunteer Day, 10 Consilient Health employees spent the day helping out at Hugh’s House. Hugh’s House provides accommodation for families from outside Dublin with children who are long-term patients in Dublin hospitals. 

Located on the North side of the city, the home is completely volunteer-run (with the exception of one lovely staff member!), and comes at no cost for the families who stay there. The volunteers cooked a meal, painted the walls of a bedroom, cleaned, and ironed clothing for the families who are currently living in the home. By providing some sense of normalcy for these families, Hugh’s House serves as a home away from home during a time of need. 

In recent years, the home has expanded from 6 to 14 bedrooms, and includes an outdoor garden and play area. This essential service is in high demand, and is continuously raising funds and looking for volunteers to donate their skills and time. 

For more information about Hugh’s House, please visit:  http://www.hughshouse.ie/ 

https://www.rte.ie/news/health/2019/0704/1060151-hughs-house/

Eat Well for Bone Health Patient Booklet by Irish Dietician Paula Mee

Consilient health and Amgen have co-sponsored a patient booklet called “Eat well for bone health “. The booklet which is written by Irish Dietician Paula Mee, is for patients who are either at risk of Osteopenia or Osteoporosis or have been diagnosed with one of these bone conditions.  The booklet provides information on optimal levels of nutrition for bone health including Calcium and Vitamin D.  Copies of the booklet are available from your local sales representative or by calling 01 2057760.