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Stark deficits in public health workforce

By Niamh Cahill | April 29, 2020

The number of whole- time-equivalent (WTE) public health doctors is more than 40 below the number recommended by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) Agreement in 2003, new data provided to the Medical Independent (MI) reveals. According to the 2003 LRC agreement, there should be at least 130 WTE public health doctors in…

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Book review: War Doctor

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What will be the new ‘normal’ when Covid-19 is contained?

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There’s a saying that goes, ‘sometimes the only way around something is to go straight through it’. That would seem to be where we are at the moment with Covid-19, as one type of strangeness is replaced with many others. While people are no longer panic-buying toilet tissue, painkillers or bread, this has been replaced…

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