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    Recollections of a visionary doctor

    07 Dec 2017

    The Irish College of Ophthalmologists was honoured to welcome Prof Michael O’Keefe, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Newman Clinical Professor of Paediatric Ophthalmology, UCD, (pictured above), to deliver the 2017 Montgomery Lecture in recognition of his significant contribution to the specialty and paediatric ophthalmology in particular. Prof O’Keefe’s lecture, entitled ‘The Evolution of Paediatric Cataract Surgery’ discussed classification, surgical technique, complications and recent advances to improve visual outcomes in paediatric cataract surgery. The 2017 Montgomery Lecture took place on 24 November, in the Biomedical Science Institute, Trinity College Dublin.

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    07 Dec 2017

    Jumping the Queue

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    Mercy Hospital Foundation Christmas appeal

    07 Dec 2017

    Isabel Murphy, age seven, and Angelo Barry, age nine, from CADA helped launch the Mercy Foundation’s Christmas Appeal, which will raise funds for a 3D Minimally Invasive Surgery System at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork, which can be used in kidney, liver, prostate, oesophageal, stomach and bowel cancers

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    A bright future for general practice

    27 Nov 2017

    Pictured at their recent graduation ceremony are MICGP Graduants Dr Tadhg-Iarla Curran and Dr Fíona Coffey, with their daughter Meábh. The ICGP has confirmed to the Medical Independent that it has received 421 applications for 202 GP training places in 2018, the highest number of applications ever and a rise of 50 per cent on the 285 applications received in 2016 for 187 places. The College said its new online campaign #beagp has helped boost positivity about pursuing a profession in general practice.

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    Looking up to the future of surgery

    17 Nov 2017

    Pictured at the RCSI Millin Meeting 2017, at the College’s new building at No 26 York St, Dublin, last week were medical students Mr Ruaidhri Keane and Mr Joseph McHugh, and surgical trainees Dr Hannah Hughes and Dr Sandra Hembrecht. ‘Building the Future of Surgery’ was the theme of this year’s Millin Meeting. Alongside a session on elective surgery and possible options for delivery of service, there was also a session on ‘Sustaining Surgery in Children in Ireland’, including a discussion on paediatric surgery outside the new National Children’s Hospital. See the next issue of the Medical Independent on 27 November for further coverage.

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    A rose-tinted view of the health system?

    07 Nov 2017

    Mr Richard Corbridge, outgoing HSE Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Officer of eHealth Ireland (left), with Minister for Health Simon Harris and Ms Jane Carolan, HSE National Director for eHealth Business Services and interim CIO (right), pictured at the HSE eHealth Innovation Showcase held recently in the Printworks, Dublin Castle. The Innovation Showcase demonstrated “the progress in the creation of a digital fabric that is transforming the Irish healthcare system”.

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    Call to ‘be all you can be’ — a GP

    26 Oct 2017

    Pictured at the launch of the #BEAGP campaign were Dr Karena Hanley, National Director of Training, ICGP; Mr Fintan Foy CEO, ICGP; and Dr Brendan O’Shea, Director, Postgraduate Resource Centre, ICGP. The campaign highlights the advantages of a career in general practice, such as being a generalist as well as a specialist, and the ability to make a real difference in people’s lives. The website www.beagp.com features video stories from GP trainees and trainers about the ICGP’s four-year training programme.

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    26 Oct 2017

    the health funding bermuda triangle

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    The best medicine for rural doctors

    16 Oct 2017

    Rural and Island Dispensing Doctors of Ireland Conference in Sligo

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    Safety first for the SCA

    05 Oct 2017

    Pictured L to R: Mr Pat Kirwan, Deputy Director, State Claims Agency (SCA); Prof Richard Zane, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief Innovation Officer, University of Colorado, US, (keynote speaker); and Mr Ciaran Breen, Director, SCA, at the Agency’s second annual Quality, Clinical Risk and Patient Safety Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday, 29 September. The conference heard that the SCA is currently managing just under 10,000 claims in total, of which 3,000 are clinical and 65 per cent of the clinical claims are maternity-related.

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    A Call-To-Action! on mBC patient care

    05 Oct 2017

    Pictured are Ms Joe Ryan, mBC patient (left), with Ms Elaine Crowley, event MC and Dr Miriam O’Connor, Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospital Waterford (right), at the launch of the Call-to-Action! Vision mBC 2025 report. Developed by leading oncology experts, the report highlights 10 goals to be achieved over 10 years to improve the care and experiences of women with metastatic breast cancer (mBC) in Ireland. According to the report, women with mBC are not experiencing the same increase in survival rates and improved quality of life compared to patients with early-stage breast cancers.

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    05 Oct 2017

    Burnout

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