This new legislation allows trained members of the public to administer life-saving rescue medicines and Pharmacists given legal permission to administer more vaccines and emergency saving medications — which includes Adrenaline Auto-Injectors
This further strengthens our case to introduce similar rulings into the UK. We will be making sure the Department of Health are aware of Ireland’s position.
Minister Varadkar said: “These are important new healthcare initiatives which have the potential to save lives. I am allowing organisations such as colleges, workplaces and sports venues to hold emergency ‘rescue’ medicines and arrange for staff to be trained in their use. Pharmacists will also be able to supply and administer these medicines to individuals in emergency circumstances.”
You can read Ireland’s Minister of Health, Leo Varadkar, full statement here.