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Five-fold increase in use of telemedicine in Ireland

By sa | Nov 25, 2020 |

Detailed research conducted for the Medical Council has shown a five-fold increase in the use of telemedicine since early March…

OACS Ireland and Epilepsy Ireland welcome Epilim inquiry announcement

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 24, 2020 |

Organisation for Anti-Convulsant Syndrome (OACS) Ireland and Epilepsy Ireland have welcomed today’s announcement by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly that…

Public health specialist labels breakdown in talks ‘disappointing’ as potential industrial action looms

By Niamh Cahill | Nov 20, 2020 |

A specialist in public health medicine has expressed disappointment at the breakdown of talks on consultant status and contracts for…

Covid-19 impacting implementation of DoH climate change plan

By David Lynch | Nov 20, 2020 |

The pandemic has slowed progress on the Department of Health’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the health sector (2019 –…

IFPA publishes analysis of early abortion care

By sa | Nov 17, 2020 |

Community-based early abortion care is working well. However, some women continue to experience difficulties in accessing services. This is according…

Concerns over impact of pandemic on health practitioners’ mental health

By sa | Nov 12, 2020 |

The new annual report from the Practitioner Health Matters Programme (PHMP), shows that the programme dealt with 77 new cases…

RCSI appoints new Director of Physician Associate Programme

By sa | Nov 11, 2020 |

The RCSI has appointed Professor Lisa Mustone Alexander as Director of RCSI’s Physician Associate Programme. RCSI’s Physician Associate Programme was…

New HPSC advice on Covid-19 samples from patients who have been to Denmark

By Niamh Cahill | Nov 11, 2020 |

Covid-19 samples from patients who have arrived in Ireland from Denmark in the previous 14 days should be sent to…

HIQA publishes advice on Covid-19 reinfection and immunity

By sa | Nov 11, 2020 |

HIQA has published advice on the potential for reinfection and the duration of immunity following an infection with SARS-CoV-2. The…

Over 1,000 Covid-19 tests reported as invalid

By Niamh Cahill | Nov 10, 2020 |

More than 1,000 Covid-19 tests conducted since the start of the pandemic have been reported by the HSE as invalid,…

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…

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