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DoH ‘has policy discretion’ on training access for ‘stamp 4’ doctors

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 30, 2021 |

The IMO has made its position “very clear” to the Department of Health that all international doctors holding stamp 4…

Late restoration of overtime payment ‘frustrating’ – IMO

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 30, 2021 |

The IMO has said it is “incredibly frustrated” by the late restoration of overtime payments to healthcare workers from July,…

Views on doctors’ professional conduct and ethics sought

By Reporter | Jul 29, 2021 |

The Medical Council has extended a public consultation as part of a review of the Guide to Professional Conduct and…

Consultant posts for public health doctors due to be advertised

By Reporter | Jul 29, 2021 |

Further to the recent agreement reached between the IMO and the HSE and Department of Health, the first phase of…

HIQA advises Minister to introduce birth cohort testing for hepatitis C virus

By Reporter | Jul 29, 2021 |

HIQA has published a health technology assessment (HTA) recommending the introduction of once-off testing for the hepatitis C virus (HCV)…

Antimicrobial resistance to eight bacteria cost an additional €12m in extra bed days in 2019 – HIQA

By Reporter | Jul 28, 2021 |

HIQA has published a report on the significant economic burden of antimicrobial resistant infections on Irish public acute hospitals in…

Almost two-thirds of Covid-19 deaths occurring in unvaccinated groups

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 28, 2021 |

Around 59 per cent of Covid-19 deaths during a recent two month period occurred in people who were unvaccinated, according…

GPs are now reaching the ‘natural end’ of vaccination clinics

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 28, 2021 |

GPs are now reaching the “natural end” of vaccination clinics as it becomes more difficult to fill vaccine appointments with…

Staff shortages highlighted in new HIQA report on children’s services

By Reporter | Jul 28, 2021 |
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A new HIQA report of children’ services in 2020 found “noticeable improvements” but that “the quality of key systems such…

€2 million investment into National Irish Covid-19 Biobank

By Reporter | Jul 27, 2021 |

An investment of €2 million investment will be made into the new National Irish Covid-19 Biobank (NICB), it has been…

HIQA cancels registration of disability centre

By Reporter | Jul 27, 2021 |

HIQA has published two inspection reports on Camphill Community Duffcarrig, a designated centre for people with disabilities, for inspections in…

‘Severe shortage’ of consultants in SSWHG leading to ‘unacceptable delays’

By Reporter | Jul 22, 2021 |

The IHCA has warned that the ongoing shortage of hospital consultants across a large number of specialties in the South/South…

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