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HIQA questioned HSE’s engagement on Covid-19 nursing home outbreaks

By Paul Mulholland | January 11, 2021

HIQA was concerned about the HSE’s level of engagement with the Authority regarding emerging Covid-19 cases in nursing homes in the latter half of 2020. At HIQA’s board meeting in September, it was noted there had been “a change in approach” by the HSE, which resulted in the cessation of regular weekly…

HSA concerns over mask fit-testing

Talk of Sláintecare contract offer to public health doctors ‘disingenuous’

‘Ongoing monitoring’ following critical TCD accreditation report

Physician associate grade ‘will be considered’ under reforms – DoH


Introducing physician associates to Ireland: the story so far

The Medical Independent has closely tracked the introduction of physician associates into Irish healthcare since 2015. National recognition and regulation have been slow to materialise, but advocates say this mirrors international experiences. Catherine Reilly reports

GPs advised to administer vaccines as soon as possible when available

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Explosion in Covid-19 cases ‘no surprise’ — Dr Ina Kelly

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The experience of anaesthesiologists on the frontline

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Examining liver disease and increased Covid-19 severity

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Dr Pat Harrold

Why this doctor dreamed of an electric car


Dr Christine O'Malley

Grandfather’s Christmas in Kylemore Abbey

Microscopic haematuria: Update to the AUA guidelines

By Dr Clare O’Connell, Mr Peter Lonergan

Lung cancer and late detection a tale of stigma, shame, and hope

By Dr Una Kennedy, Ms Aine Lyng, Dr Heather Burns, Dr M Saab

Updated NCCP GP breast cancer referral guideline

By Dr Una Kennedy, Ms Niamh Kilgallen, Ms Aine McKenna, Ms Maeve Cusack, Dr Eve O'Toole

Microscopic haematuria: Update to the AUA guidelines

By Dr Clare O’Connell, Mr Peter Lonergan

The life of one of Ireland’s foremost psychiatrists

I always flick through the pages of a new book in search of an eye-catching phrase and I quickly found this zinger: as a schoolboy Anthony Clare made “…occasional trips to Northern Ireland where he acquired a taste for Bounty bars…”. Raised in Northern Ireland, where I too acquired a taste for Bounty bars, here…

The Swiss army knife of cars

Renault’s versatile Megane range gets a new look for 2021 Renault’s Megane, as a car, reminds me of the Swiss army knife stand you would see at any jewellers. The range varies from a blade and a corkscrew, through a broad range of options and iterations, until you get all the way to the top…

Time for a festive feast


I’m always amused when I read stuff about ‘how to have a stress-free Christmas’. They always assume that you want to create a monstrous feast comprising dozens of elements and the solution, it’s suggested, is just to do lots of planning and to execute everything with military precision. The only really useful advice seems to…

A talk with … Bianca Divito


Lead artist at Divito Studios, Bianca Divito is an award-winning stained-glass designer and conservator, hailing from Co Wicklow. Having worked on the conservation of priceless stained glass windows throughout Europe, her deep understanding of her craft led her to experiment with outdoor installations, as well as innovative techniques and materials — including airbrushing, Swarovski crystals…

From a height – symbolically and literally throwing 2020 out the window

A round-up of news and oddities from left field by Dr Doug Witherspoon What an odd year that was and no doubt you are among the vast majority who are glad to see the back of it. While the Irish approach to seeing in the New Year revolves largely around the consumption of industrial volumes…

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