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Forum of medical training bodies calls for ‘stimulus package’

By Catherine Reilly | May 21, 2020

The cost to postgraduate medical training bodies of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic could be up to €4 million, according to Mr Martin McCormack, Honorary Secretary of the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies. Mr McCormack informed the Medical Independent: “Whilst the colleges have been prudent in their expenditure the final…

Failure to award SMO position ‘not result of age discrimination’

Reduced but ongoing presentations to sexual assault units

Deaths of dementia patients moved to nursing homes to facilitate surge capacity

HIQA proposes monitoring emergency department care for older people


A flu season like no other

With an unprecedented focus on the novel coronavirus, another better-known viral threat will represent a major test later
this year.
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An edgy and elegant luxury fine-art jewellery brand, Emer Roberts Design’s aesthetic evolved with Emer’s exploration of our fellow mammal — the rat. Her unusual, multi-award winning architectural/art deco designs and Wearable Biology designs include the tail and lower jaw of the rat; the latter inspired by the elegant and organic patterns of Art Nouveau.…

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Morgan Flanagan Creagh delivers his verdict on the Mercedes-Benz GLA It’s May and many of you have been fighting this virus full-time for more than three months. Thank you for your continuing work saving lives throughout Ireland, and the world. We’re all hoping to see a return to normality sooner rather than later; but in…

Covid-19: Death certification and other procedural changes

Dr James Lucas, Medico-legal Consultant at the Medical Protection Society (MPS), outlines the implications of Covid-19 for death certification At MPS, we appreciate that doctors are grappling with a complex web of Covid-19-related guidance that is being issued by Government agencies, professional bodies and other organisations. At the same time, many doctors are under considerable…

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Whatever the eventual consequences of Covid-19 may be, it has brought to light some interesting developments in medical-governmental-industry collaboration. It has also provided sometimes ridiculous, sometimes troubling, insights into human nature in times of crisis. In addition, it has spawned some controversial theories regarding the origins of the virus. Therefore, in keeping with the tradition…

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