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Hospitals’ response to Covid-19 ‘hindered by longstanding problems’ – HIQA

By Reporter | Aug 10, 2021 |

While the Irish hospital system “adapted swiftly” to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, reoccurring underlying issues of concern relating to…

Problem of sleep deprivation in surgeons highlighted in new study

By Niamh Cahill | Aug 6, 2021 |

Irish surgeons were sleep deprived before working on-call shifts and were even more sleep deprived following on-call shifts, a new…

Health needs assessment for Irish prisons still awaited

By Emily Clarke Gifford | Aug 6, 2021 |

The health needs assessment for Irish prisons has been delayed to ensure the report reflects the “current situation” of Covid-19…

Irish quality improvement studies ‘demonstrate high reporting standards’ – RCSI study

By Reporter | Aug 5, 2021 |

A review by RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences in collaboration with the HSE National Quality Improvement Team has…

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…

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