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New Programme for Government has ‘startling omissions’ – IMO

By sa | Jun 15, 2020 |

The IMO has said that the healthcare measures set to be announced in the new Programme for Government, based on…

Programme for Government leaves ‘funding crisis for new medicines’- IPHA

By sa | Jun 15, 2020 |

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) has warned that the draft ‘Programme for Government – Our Shared Future’, published today…

Revised chronic disease management programme agreed

By Niamh Chaill | Jun 15, 2020 |

A revised chronic disease management programme in general practice has been agreed by the IMO, HSE and Department of Health…

ICGP calls on public to wear face coverings

By sa | Jun 15, 2020 |

The ICGP has urged the public to use face coverings when out shopping and using public transport. The call comes as…

Resurgence in electronic cancer referrals as Covid-19 cases decline

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 12, 2020 |

GP electronic referrals for breast clinics are now similar to pre-Covid-19 rates after falling dramatically in late March, according to…

Government seeks ‘full private capacity’ in event of Covid-19 surge – report

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 12, 2020 |

The Government has directed the HSE to seek an agreement with private hospitals on the provision of “full access” to…

Covid-19 creates financial uncertainly in coming year – HSE annual report

By David Lynch | Jun 12, 2020 |

The HSE’s annual report for 2019 admits that the emergence of Covid-19 means that many savings earmarked for this year…

Critical care capacity must be permanently raised to ‘normal levels’ – Dr Motherway

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 12, 2020 |

Critical care capacity must be brought up to “more normal levels on a permanent basis”, Dr Catherine Motherway, Consultant in…

Increase in NCHD training places ‘not possible’ before July – Department

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 11, 2020 |

It will “not be possible” to increase NCHD training places for the July changeover, a Department of Health spokesperson has…

Warning over ‘tsunami’ of future claims and investigations

By sa | Jun 11, 2020 |

The Government must commit adequate resource to clearing the backlog of referrals and delayed follow-ups in secondary care “if we…

Covid-19 presents opportunity to review prison system – GP

By sa | Jun 10, 2020 |

The current pandemic presents an unprecedented opportunity for authorities worldwide to review the purpose of incarceration and improve prison healthcare,…

Expert warns of susceptibility of cats to Covid-19

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 9, 2020 |

Cats appear to be just as susceptible to Covid-19 as humans, according an expert in applied pathogen ecology at University…

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