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The latest in cancer therapy breakthroughs: TransOncXI 2018 meeting report

By sa | Nov 13, 2018 |

Dr Alex J Eustace gives an overview of the 11th International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology, which took place in Dublin recently

OOH pilot seeks to reduce antibiotic prescribing

By sa | Feb 21, 2017 |

A pilot aimed at reducing antibiotic prescribing in GP out-of-hours services is ongoing in Dublin and Cork.

Over €150k for Healthcare Committee support work

By sa | Feb 21, 2017 |

The Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare has a budget of over €150,000 to cover all aspects of consultancy support, drafting and completion of its final report, now due in late April.

Living out allowance deal is ‘best way forward’ -IMO

By sa | Feb 21, 2017 |

The IMO has said the deal it struck on restoration of the living out allowance was the “best way forward”.

Council discussed ‘position’ on Ombudsman’s remarks

By sa | Feb 21, 2017 |

A Medical Council meeting heard that it required “clarity” around its position on the Ombudsman’s wish for powers to examine complaints on clinical judgement.

Sponsors of Leadership Masterclass were promised ‘facetime’ with a ‘HSE buyer’

By sa | Feb 20, 2017 |

A promise to sponsors of the upcoming HSE Healthcare Leadership Masterclass of “guaranteed facetime” with a “HSE buyer” at the event has been removed from official online sponsorship material, following queries by the Medical Independent (MI).

NCHDs invited to apply for new scholarship to support leadership skills

By sa | Feb 20, 2017 |

The HSE has announced that it will part-fund 24 places for NCHDs who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership Skills. The funding is being made available via the National Doctors Training and Planning function of the organisation’s HR Division.

Patients ‘in dark’ during emphysema drug discussions

By sa | Feb 20, 2017 |

A leading professor in respiratory medicine has expressed major disappointment about the manner in which patients with Alpha-1 deficient emphysema learned that a cutting-edge drug for the condition was unlikely to be reimbursed by the HSE.

Work is ‘underway’ on activity-based funding in primary care

By sa | Feb 20, 2017 |

Work on introducing activity-based funding (ABF) in primary care has finally begun with the development of a new programme aimed at costing community services, the Medical Independent (MI) has learned.

Hospital infrastructure is ‘crumbling’, warns IHCA

By sa | Feb 9, 2017 |

The IHCA has today raised serious concerns over the impact of cuts in capital investment over the last 10 years.

Resources are promised to solve gynaecology care crisis

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

Four gynaecology posts and over €150,000 in patient equipment are expected to be provided to address a major backlog in gynaecology inpatient and outpatient appointments in Cork, the Medical Independent (MI) understands.

Minister for Health raised constituent’s Sellafield concerns

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

Minister for Health Simon Harris raised a constituent’s concerns over health and safety at the Sellafield nuclear plant with a cabinet colleague, this newspaper has learned.

Malware concern expressed by Rotunda Hospital Master

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

The “perils of malware software” were cited by the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, in the context of the new electronic health record (EHR) for maternity services, according to hospital board meeting minutes seen by the Medical Independent (MI).

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