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Medical Council achieves international quality accreditation

By sa | Dec 18, 2019 |

The Medical Council has become the first regulatory body in the country to achieve international accreditation from the International Society…

IMO consultants and NCHDs vote in favour of industrial action

By sa | Dec 17, 2019 |

IMO consultant and NCHD members have voted in favour of industrial action. This is the first time that consultants and…

HSE to extend activity-based funding

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 17, 2019 |

Activity-based funding (ABF) will be extended in 2020 to community services, according to the HSE National Service Plan 2020. The…

Service Plan states senior managers must continue to tighten financial controls

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 17, 2019 |

Any excess costs incurred above the budgets or financial limits, at the end of this year, will have to be…

Acute hospitals ‘will need to reduce pay costs’ – HSE service plan

By sa | Dec 17, 2019 |

Acute hospitals are currently operating ahead of approved employment levels and will need to “reduce pay costs in order to…

Drogheda interns may ballot for industrial action

By Catherine Reilly | Dec 17, 2019 |

Interns at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, may ballot for industrial action due to what the IMO has described…

ICGP announces partnership with Vhi for diabetes patients

By sa | Dec 16, 2019 |

The ICGP, in association with Ireland’s biggest health insurer Vhi, has announced a structured care programme for diabetes patients in…

2,360 GMS GPs have now signed up to agreement

By David Lynch | Dec 12, 2019 |

At the begging of November, a total of 2,360 GMS GPs had signed up to the first part of the…

RCSI granted ‘university’ title

By sa | Dec 10, 2019 |

RCSI has been authorised to use the title of university in Ireland, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and…

Medical Council President reminds doctors of ethical responsibilities

By sa | Dec 6, 2019 |

Following the publication of research earlier this week relating to the high proportion of surveyed doctors who self-prescribe medication and…

HIQA recommends a minimally-invasive alternative to open heart surgery

By sa | Dec 5, 2019 |

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has published a health technology assessment (HTA) recommending that the Minister for Health…

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…

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