No guidelines on doctors who miss part of internship

There are no intern training guidelines setting out the minimum requirements for completion of internship for doctors off sick, requiring remediation, or who have declared a disability, an internal HSE document has highlighted. According to Modernisation of the National Intern...
No guidelines on doctors who miss part of internship

Direct consultant recruitment piloted

The HSE is piloting a new process in which consultants are recruited directly by Hospital Groups rather than through the Public Appointments Service (PAS), the Medical Independent (MI) can report. The pilot, which is taking place in University of Limerick...
Direct consultant recruitment piloted

Former NAGP President ‘personally gutted’ by demise of the Association

The last President of the NAGP has described himself as “personally gutted” by the demise of the Association. It was recently announced that the NAGP had entered into voluntary liquidation. Prior to this development, in late April, the then President...
Former NAGP President ‘personally gutted’ by demise of the Association

Over €574K spent on debt collection agencies by HSE hospitals in 2018

HSE hospitals spent a total of €574,207 on debt collection agencies last year, according to figures supplied to the Medical Independent (MI) following a Freedom of Information request. The figure is for HSE statutory acute hospitals and does not include...
Over €574K spent on debt collection agencies by HSE hospitals in 2018

HSE risk committee concerned about potential funding cuts

The HSE’s risk committee has expressed serious concern about potential risks associated with under-investment in capital funding in equipment and the maintenance of premises as a result of the overspend on the national children’s hospital project, the Medical Independent (MI)...
HSE risk committee concerned about potential funding cuts
No guidelines on doctors who miss part of internship No guidelines on doctors who miss part of internship
There are no intern training guidelines setting out the minimum requirements for completion of internship for doctors off sick, requiring remediation, or who have declared a disability, an internal HSE document has highlighted. According to Modernisation of the National Intern...
Direct consultant recruitment piloted Direct consultant recruitment piloted
The HSE is piloting a new process in which consultants are recruited directly by Hospital Groups rather than through the Public Appointments Service (PAS), the Medical Independent (MI) can report. The pilot, which is taking place in University of Limerick...
Former NAGP President ‘personally gutted’ by demise of the Association Former NAGP President ‘personally gutted’ by demise of the Association
The last President of the NAGP has described himself as “personally gutted” by the demise of the Association. It was recently announced that the NAGP had entered into voluntary liquidation. Prior to this development, in late April, the then President...
Over €574K spent on debt collection agencies by HSE hospitals in 2018 Over €574K spent on debt collection agencies by HSE hospitals in 2018
HSE hospitals spent a total of €574,207 on debt collection agencies last year, according to figures supplied to the Medical Independent (MI) following a Freedom of Information request. The figure is for HSE statutory acute hospitals and does not include...
HSE risk committee concerned about potential funding cuts HSE risk committee concerned about potential funding cuts
The HSE’s risk committee has expressed serious concern about potential risks associated with under-investment in capital funding in equipment and the maintenance of premises as a result of the overspend on the national children’s hospital project, the Medical Independent (MI)...
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Feature

The Journey from 'should' to 'must' in open disclosure

There are reforms on the way in ‘open disclosure’, which seek to change how doctors communicate with patients. David Lynch looks at the current situation and coming developments

Cancer Trials Ireland raises funding concerns at Health Committee

Mar 13, 2019

Reform of HSE online prescribing process for GPs planned

Mar 13, 2019

More than 1,000 Irish children potentially affected by valproate syndrome, estimates HSE study

Mar 13, 2019

A new path for the regulation of mental health services

Mar 13, 2019

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Migraine research in focus

Priscilla Lynch presents a round-up of recent topical international research in the area of migraine Migraines may increase risk of pregnancy complications Women with migraine and their offspring have greater risks of several adverse pregnancy outcomes than women without migraine, according to the findings of a new study published in Headache. The Danish study investigated…

The ‘nitty gritty’ of treating the acute migraine attack

Dr Mary Kearney discusses the latest treatment approaches to acute migraine attacks Migraine classification was initiated by the International Headache Society in the early 1990s. It has been reviewed and defined more accurately since that time and in 2018, the third edition of International Headache Disorders was published. It clearly defines migraine with and without…

Migraine: Guidance and support in primary care

Priscilla Lynch reports on the latest guidelines for the management of migraines in primary care and other supports for clinicians treating migraine patients Migraine is the most common headache disorder seen by GPs. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Burden of Disease (GBD) studies have recently ranked migraine as the second-highest cause worldwide of years…

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