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Multiple myeloma — diagnosis and treatment CPD Module

1.5 CPD Hours Authors Ronan Desmond MD, MRCPI, FRCPath, Consultant Haematologist, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24 and Naas General Hospital, Co Kildare This module will begin with a case study and discuss further when to suspect the presence of myeloma and investigations to consider. I will also discuss indications to treat and the current treatment paradigm…

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‘Uncontrolled’ asthma- CPD Module

1 CPD Hours Authors Dr Alexander Deegan, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine and General Medicine, Blackrock Clinic, Co Dublin In this module Dr Alexander Deegan, Respiratory Consultant, Blackrock Clinic, answers questions posed by Dr Carthage Carroll. Dr Deegan addresses the best approach to defining severe asthma, common conditions that masquerade as severe asthma, current treatment, possible…

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Prescribing antipsychotic medication in the treatment of schizophrenia- CPD Module

2 CPD Hours Authors Dr Zeeshan Mumtaz, Registrar Psychiatry, and Dr Daniel Herlihy, Consultant Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny Reviewed ByDr Daniel Herlihy, Consultant Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny This module discusses the rationale for prescibing antipsychotic medication. The importance of involving the patient in the choice depending on the side effect profile of the…

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Rheumatology — diagnosis and treatment CPD Module

2 CPD Hours Authors Donna Cosgrove, MPSI Reviewed By Margaret McCahill, Acting Chief Pharmacist, Bons Secours Hospital, Glasnevin, Co Dublin This module focuses on some of the many disorders in rheumatology, their effect on the patient and implications for quality of life. On completion of this module, it is expected that the candidate will have…

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GP REQUIRED FOR CORK CITY PRACTICE

GP required for busy Cork City centre practice. Fully computerised. Fully supported with 2 doctors, 2 nurses, admin staff, and practice manager. No house calls. Parking provided.4 to 6 sessions available per week.Please contact Maria for more details at maria.odriscoll@gtv.ie

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Vocationally trained GP required for a fully computerised (Socrates) urban/rural teaching practice in Athlone town.

We are offering an excellent salary with a view to early Partnership for the right candidate. We have full nursing and administrative support. We are part of MIDOC out-of-hours service with minimal on-call hours. We are a vibrant, progressive, family-friendly practice. The position would suit someone looking to work in the area long-term. We will…

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Prof Mary Horgan re-elected as RCPI President

Infectious diseases specialist, Prof Mary Horgan, has been re-elected by Fellows of the RCPI as President to serve a second term of office. Prof Horgan, who has served as President since October 2017, will commence her new three-year term next month. Prof Horgan is the first female President of the College in its 366 year…

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IHCA calls for 2k more inpatient/day-case beds

The IHCA has called for the “urgent opening” of 2,000 additional inpatient/day-case hospital beds in its pre-Budget submission published today. “We are working in historical unprecedented times,” the new IHCA President, Professor Alan Irvine told an on-line press briefing this morning, attended by the Medical Independent. “These times for us, sit in the context of…

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