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SURG-Africa and improving surgical services on the continent

By Dr Jakub Gajewski and Mr Gerald Mwapasa | Jul 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Jakub Gajewski, RCSI Institute of Global Surgery (IGS) Research Programme Director and SURG-Africa International Co-ordinator, RCSI IGS, and Mr…

Assisted death: the final frontier?

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Assisted dying has been the subject of recent and upcoming consultations by UK medical professional bodies. Catherine Reilly speaks to…

Entering the robotic era

By Dr Tiarnán Ó Doinn, Dr Daniel Ahern, and Mr Joseph Butler | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Tiarnán Ó Doinn, Research Fellow, DCU; Dr Daniel Ahern, Surgical/Orthopaedic Trainee and Research Fellow, UCC; and Mr Joseph Butler,…

Navigating the ‘food matrix’

By Danielle Barron | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The innovate concept of the ‘food matrix’ has posed a challenge to traditional dietary advice. Danielle Barron speaks to an…

Challenging the changeover

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the coming days, hundreds of new interns will commence their careers as doctors, while trainees across the system change…

A waiting game for patients

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Irish health system has piloted a number of initiatives to improve patient flow in recent years. Paul Mulholland examines…

Shuffling the cards for primary care visits

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

HSE data shows an increasing number of patients are losing their medical cards in favour of GP/doctor visit cards (DVCs).…

A sporting chance in the fight against concussion

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sports-related concussion has never been far from the headlines. Catherine Reilly speaks to Irish clinicians about the diagnosis and management…

Dilemmas when treating children and youths

By Dr James Lucas | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr James Lucas, Medico-legal Consultant at Medical Protection, explains various key pieces of legislation and national guidance that relate to…

A pioneering clinician and scientist

By Dr Peadar McGing | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Peadar McGing recounts the life and career of pathologist and bacteriologist Dr Edmund McWeeney, who was famously photographed reading…

Debating access

By David Lynch | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recent conference in the RCSI looked at affordability, innovation and access to medicines, both in Ireland and internationally. David…

CPE: An unresolved threat to Irish healthcare

By Catherine Reilly | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health is keen to step-down the official public health emergency on carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) superbugs, but there…

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