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Reformed stamp 4 process for doctors will be retrospective, indicates Department

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 20, 2022 |

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has indicated that doctors already in Ireland for two years or more will…

New clinical stop smoking guidelines launched

By Reporter | Jan 19, 2022 |

New national clinical effectiveness guidelines to help healthcare professionals assist adults to stop smoking were launched today. This new guideline…

CervicalCheck highlights barriers for women over 50 in accessing screening

By Reporter | Jan 17, 2022 |

Today, to mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (17 – 23 January), Ireland’s population screening programme, CervicalCheck, is highlighting the barriers…

HIQA completes further rolling reviews of evidence in relation to Omicron for NPHET

By Reporter | Jan 14, 2022 |

HIQA has noted the similarity of international agency assessments of the risks associated with Omicron and resulting public health guidance.…

Irish study sheds new light on long-term SARS-CoV-2 vaccine responses in nursing home residents

By Reporter | Jan 11, 2022 |

New research assessing levels of Covid-19 antibodies (against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein) — both before vaccination and at five weeks…

Potential to reduce medications prescribed for older people- RCSI study

By Reporter | Jan 6, 2022 |

A new study by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences of GP-delivered medication for older people led…

Patients having emergency abdominal surgery spent less time in hospital during Covid-19

By Reporter | Jan 5, 2022 |

Patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery spent less time in hospital during Covid-19, without any negative impact on outcomes, according to…

Medical Council President acknowledges doctors’ dedication

By Reporter | Dec 22, 2021 |

Dr Suzanne Crowe, the President of the Medical Council, has written to all members of the profession to acknowledge the…

HIQA supplies DoH and NPHET with rolling summaries of evidence on Omicron

By Reporter | Dec 21, 2021 |

HIQA has today published a number of reviews it submitted to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). Evidence is…

Minister Donnelly announces establishment of Regional Health Areas Advisory Group

By Reporter | Dec 20, 2021 |

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly today announced the establishment of the Regional Health Areas Advisory Group, which will be…

IBTS to introduce further changes to its donor eligibility policies

By Reporter | Dec 20, 2021 |

The IBTS will introduce further changes to a range of deferral policies, including those relating to men who have sex…

Faster stamp 4 access for non-EU doctors ‘an historic step’ – Train Us For Ireland

By Reporter | Dec 17, 2021 |

Train Us For Ireland has hailed Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s announcement of faster access to stamp 4 residency for non-EU doctors…

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