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HRB clinical trials funding decision could lead to ‘inequity’ for West

By Paul Mulholland | January 24, 2022

The failure of recent app lications by Saolta University Health Care Group and University Hospital Limerick (UHL) to receive Health Research Board (HRB) infrastructural funding for cancer clinical trials could lead to an “inequity” for patients in the West of Ireland, heard a meeting of the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) in…

New learning analytics unit for health professionals

Weekly ‘low-risk’ alcohol guidelines to be reviewed

HSE seeks external management coaching service

RCPI examining recognition of prior learning

IMO says CAMHS ‘shocking’ failure highlights ‘inattention and underfunding’

Jan 28, 2022

Minister sought internal report  following ‘Care in Covid’ programme

Jan 21, 2022

Why has introducing activity-based funding been so difficult?

Jan 21, 2022

A vocal minority – the Irish Doctors Choir

Jan 21, 2022


Dr Sarah Fitzgibbon

What I miss and don’t miss about being a GP

Systemic lupus erythematosus –diagnosis and management

By Dr Wan Lin Ng ,SpR in Rheumatology, Dr Laura Durcan Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

Osteoarthritis in focus

By Theresa Lowry-Lehnen

Opening the door to new treatment options for vitiligo patients

By Dr Mitesh Kumar Dwivedi

Skoda’s enyaq is a top of the range battery electric vehicle

Imagine paying €51,000 for a Skoda? Considering the misplaced jokes over the years, this might come as a surprise to a lot of people. Not only are eyebrows raised at the potential full price of the Enyaq, there is a queue of people waiting to hand over their cash (or credit) for one at the…

The woman who shot Mussolini

Prof Brendan Kelly recounts the fascinating life of Violet Gibson In March 2021, a Dublin City Council committee voted to support the erection of a plaque to the memory of Violet Gibson, an Irish woman who shot Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini in 1926. It is hoped to locate the plaque at 12 Merrion Square,…

An engrossing account of a career in emergency medicine


Trauma is everywhere. More precisely, the term “trauma” is now used to describe everything from truly traumatic experiences that would disturb most people, to the routine ups and downs of everyday life that leave some of us slightly upset. Everything is traumatic, it seems. It is not entirely clear when this trend started, or why…

How ‘meatless’ meat leads to chemical engineering, not cooking


A few years ago, before The Restaurant was transformed into the Marco Pierre White show, Paolo Tullio and I were served a particularly delicious meal that we took to be vegetarian. It was cooked by Sharon Shannon and it turned out to be vegan. It was vegan in the sense that it contained no animal…

Mindo cartoon 27 January


Keeping up appearances: Sleeve notes on white coats


In a previous Dorsal View, we looked at studies showing how wearing a white lab coat appeared to improve the performance of participants in certain tests. Importantly, the effect was only seen when the participants were informed that they were wearing a doctor’s white coat, rather than an artist’s white coat, for example. But what…

Update Psychiatry and Neurology

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