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HPSC Director warned CMO about ‘contacts’ loophole in 2015

By Catherine Reilly | March 20, 2020

A senior health protection official warned the Chief Medical Officer in 2015 there was no legal mechanism to enforce public health advice on people who were contacts of confirmed infectious disease cases. The then Director of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) Dr Darina O’Flanagan urged the Department of Health to undertake…

Low BreastCheck uptake in Dublin’s inner city and northside suburbs

Non-implementation of healthcare audit reports discussed

Organ donation office requires ‘stronger governance role’

Almost 300 confirmed cases of breast implant lymphoma across EU


The arguments over drug access

This year will witness a new round of negotiations between Government and the pharmaceutical industry on a deal regarding access to medicines. David Lynch reports on the issues involved

IHCA Vice-President hails reaction of healthcare workers to Covid-19 crisis as ‘phenomenal’

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Three month deferral on blood donations from frontline HCWs

Mar 27, 2020

NCHD Chair urges Govt to help accommodate returning staff

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Speaking from the heart – interview with Dr Michael Harty

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Dr Gabrielle Colleran

From containment to mitigation


Dr Sarah Fitzgibbon

Where dreams don't come true


Dr Michael Conroy

Not all good doctors and natural researchers

Preventive cardiology in the community

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DOACs for atrial fibrillation in general practice

By Priscilla Lynch

How diet and air pollution impact stroke risk and cardiovascular health

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The value of logic

Title: The Irrational Ape: Why Flawed Logic Puts Us All at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World Author: David Robert Grimes Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2019) Reviewer: Prof Brendan Kelly Every few years, a new book appears telling us that we need to think more clearly, more logically and more critically. The…

Release the Norse engine gods

Introducing Volvo’s S60 T5 R-Design I’m going to preface this article by admitting that I’m a Volvo fetishist, who owns a Volvo belt buckle and once lost an eBay bidding war for a black Volvo 850 T5, only to convince the seller to let me buy his wife’s Volvo S40 T4. So, I have nothing…

Bon Secours Hospital, Dublin – GP Study Evening

RCPI Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Specialist Training (CSCST) Ceremony

Paying the ultimate price for telling the truth about the coronavirus


As the landscape continues to change with regard to Covid-19, conflicting information is emerging around transmission rates, mortalities, etc. Amid all the morass, one thing is certain; as is invariably the case with such outbreaks, doctors and other healthcare professionals are the ones at the coalface and are at the highest risk of contamination. Part…

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