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Formal talks between Department and IMO on nursing home care yet to take place

By Niamh Cahill | Nov 10, 2020 |

Formal discussions between the IMO and the Department of Health have been proposed regarding the enhancement of medical care for…

RCPI welcomes legislative changes to help non-EEA doctors to access training

By sa | Nov 10, 2020 |

 The RCPI has welcomed news that Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has enacted legislative changes that will help non-EEA doctors to access postgraduate specialist training in Ireland. RCPI had actively advocated…

One-in-three doctors have suffered verbal or physical abuse during Covid-19

By sa | Nov 6, 2020 |

Over a third (34 per cent) of doctors say they have suffered verbal or physical abuse from patients, or patients’…

IMO response still awaited on NAGP-Varadkar controversy

By Niamh Cahill | Nov 6, 2020 |

The IMO has yet to issue a statement on the decision by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to give a copy of…

Medical Council welcomes law removing internship equivalency requirement

By sa | Nov 6, 2020 |

The Medical Council has welcomed the signing of a commencement order by the Minster for Health of sections of the…

HIQA publishes advice to NPHET on Covid-19 testing and restrictions

By sa | Nov 4, 2020 |

HIQA has today published the advice it submitted to the National Public Health Expert Team (NPHET) to support its response…

IMO plans ‘full’ AGM next year even if virtual

By David Lynch | Nov 3, 2020 |

The IMO intends to hold a full AGM next year, even if it is “virtual” this newspaper has been told.…

Call to healthcare professionals and public to report suspected side-effects

By sa | Nov 2, 2020 |

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) is participating in the fifth annual social media campaign, #MedSafetyWeek, to raise awareness about…

IMO plans ‘full’ AGM next year even if virtual

By David Lynch | Nov 2, 2020 |

The IMO intends to hold a full AGM next year, even if it is “virtual” this newspaper has been told.…

Household size posited to be negative factor in Ireland’s efforts to reduce virus spread

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 30, 2020 |

Ireland’s larger than average household size is a contributing factor undermining efforts to reduce spread of Covid-19, according to data…

Covid sniffer dogs not on Department agenda

By David Lynch | Oct 30, 2020 |

The Department of Health has no plans at the moment to develop a programme of training sniffer dogs to detect…

Delay in assisting with contact tracing calls would have endangered public health – McGarry

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 30, 2020 |

A delay in putting in place measures to respond to the HSE’s recent backlog in Covid-19 contact tracing calls would…

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