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Mandatory open disclosure Bill published

By sa | Dec 5, 2019 |

A Bill providing for mandatory open disclosure of specified serious patient safety incidents has been published today. According to the…

New guidance on appropriate use of psychotropic drugs in dementia

By sa | Dec 5, 2019 |

Minister for Health Simon Harris has launched a new national clinical guideline on the appropriate prescribing of psychotropic medication for…

CervicalCheck discordant results ‘in line’ with English programme – RCOG review

By sa | Dec 3, 2019 |

The findings of the CervicalCheck slide review conducted by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), UK, are “in…

Governance gaps impacting infectious disease reporting system – HIQA review

By sa | Nov 29, 2019 |

A review of information management practices in the HSE Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting (CIDR) system has been published by HIQA…

Six high risk ratings in Mental Health Commission reports

By sa | Nov 28, 2019 |

The “serious effect” of lack of adequately trained staff in mental health facilities has been highlighted in a number of…

National Cancer Information System launched

By sa | Nov 27, 2019 |

The National Cancer Information System (NCIS) has gone live, the HSE has announced, with St Luke’s Hospital in Rathgar the…

Minister for Health meets with social media companies to discuss anti-vaccination misinformation

By sa | Nov 25, 2019 |

Minister for Health Simon Harris has met with the social media companies, Facebook, Twitter, and Google, to discuss the measures…

Delays highlighted in patient survey

By sa | Nov 25, 2019 |

Over 70 per cent of patients have reported not being admitted to a ward within the HSE’s target waiting time…

Protected training raised during Council inspections

By sa | Nov 21, 2019 |

The Medical Council has today published reports into two sets of inspections carried out at nine hospitals across the Dublin…

Irish patients waiting three times longer for medicines than European counterparts – IPHA

By sa | Nov 21, 2019 |

Patients in Ireland are waiting three times as long to get the same medicines as patients in other comparable European…

Government must address child homelessness – RCPI

By sa | Nov 20, 2019 |

The RCPI has called on the Government to urgently take action to address the serious harm to the health of…

Over 54,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated over six-year period

By sa | Nov 19, 2019 |

Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show 54,263 cases of people being treated for problem alcohol…

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