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The HSE is so far refusing to state how many GPs have returned signed under-sixes contracts.
On International Clinical Trials Day (14 May), the All-Ireland Co-operative Oncology Research Group (ICORG) celebrated 13,000 patients who have helped to pave the way for improved cancer treatment in the future through their participation in clinical trials.
Marking the day, pictured (L to R) were: Dr Aengus O’Marcaigh, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Dr Anne Cody, Head of Clinical and Applied Biomedical Research, HRB; Dr Robert O’Connor, Head of Research, Irish Cancer Society; Ms Evelyn O’Rourke, Patient Advocate, ICORG and RTÉ broadcaster; Dr Ray McDermott, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Adelaide and Meath Hospital and St Vincent’s University Hospital and Clinical Lead and Interim CEO, ICORG; and Mr Oliver O’Connor, Chief Executive, IPHA.
Photo: Robbie Reynolds
The Dorsal View
Firstly, a patient’s fear of needles should not be underestimated or taken lightly by the treating physician or nurse — one person’s molehill is another’s mountain.
Attendees at the ICGP Annual Conference and AGM 2015, Galway
Colorado, US, March 28-April 1
Dr Anthony O'Connor
Dr Christine O'Malley
Dr Paul Heslin
Dr Sara Burke
Dr Ronan Kavanagh
Dr Pat Harrold
This model was constructed from a CT scan of the patient’s fractured skull. It was used to plan the operation in advance, reducing time needed in OR. Models like these can also be used to educate a patient about their own injury and recovery.
This module reviews the symptoms, diagnosis and emergency management of the most common overdose presentations, including alcohol poisoning, paracetamol and tricyclic overdose, and carbon monoxide to...