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The Irish Student Health Association is the umbrella organisation for those who work in student healthcare, supporting them to connect and discuss matters relevant to 3rd level student health.

ISHA Educational Webinar and AGM 2022

Despite Storm Eunice, the ISHA annual conference 2022 (online event) hosted by UCD Student Health Services and sponsored by Consilienthealth.ie was a great success, and well attended by colleagues working in Student Health Services across the country, and in the UK. We were delighted to have Minister Simon Harris address our members by video link, and acknowledge the huge commitment and very important work being carried out by staff in 3rd level student health centres nationally, and the excellent services being provided for students. Special thanks to the guest speakers who presented at the ISHA conference, Dr. Michele Hill, Ruairí Power, Dr. Deirdre Lundy, Professor Patrick Wall and Hazel Travers.

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ISHA logoMembership of our organisation is free. Members are provided with email updates as well as website access. Members are also eligible to attend the annual conference and study days. Please contact irishstudenthealth@gmail.com if you would like to become a member.
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Monkeypox in Ireland. HPSC latest update 30/06/2022

HPSC has now been notified of 39 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Ireland. Monkeypox Report. These cases are not unexpected following the presence of monkeypox cases in the UK and many European countries.

For each case, Public Health is following up those who had close contact with the case while they were infectious. Public health risk assessments have been undertaken, and those who were in contact with the cases are being advised on what to do in the event that they become ill.

UK Student Health Association Conference 2022. Report by Nurse Laura Tully, Technological University of the Shannon -Midlands

The 73rd Annual UK Student Health Association (SHA) conference took place at Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh from Sunday 19th - Tuesday 21st June 2022. ISHA was represented at the conference this year by Nurse Laura Tully from Technological University of the Shannon - Midlands.

ISHA would like to thank Laura for attending and representing the Irish Student Health Association at the conference.

Next year’s UK Student Health Association conference will be held at the University of Nottingham, from 2nd to 4th July 2023.

All-Ireland Social Prescribing Conference. June 23rd and 24th 2022 in Derry.

The All-Ireland Social Prescribing Conference, takes place in Derry on June 23rd and 24th 2022. 

The All-Ireland Social Prescribing conference is an occasion for health and community organisations, funders, policy makers and researchers to come together, reflect, recharge and identify how best to make social prescribing available for all. While our society continues to reel from the impact of Covid-19,  it is vital that the rebuild process places people at the heart of services and service design.

Meet the Committee

The committee of ISHA is working hard to support its membership. Please click here for more information on the committee members. We are always looking for new members so please let us know if you would like to join!
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