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Chronic disease package part of new GP contract talks

Talks on a new GP contract between IMO and health officials could see the delivery of optional chronic disease management care in general practice. The Medical Independent (MI) understands that under current plans, which have yet to be confirmed, health officials are seeking the delivery of chronic disease management in general practice for conditions, such…

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Cancer Trials Ireland raises funding concerns at Health Committee

Cancer Trials Ireland has highlighted that due to funding cuts of €750,000 per year it has not been able to open clinically important cancer trials in Ireland that could improve the outcomes for people with cancer. Speaking at the Joint Committee on Health on Wednesday 13 March, Ms Eibhlín Mulroe, CEO, Cancer Trials Ireland, said:…

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Urgent screening resources to combat CPE superbugs awaited

Further screening resources required immediately to help combat carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) have not yet been provided by the Department of Health for 2019, the Medical Independent (MI) understands. At press time, the HSE and Department were due to discuss some additional funding. To date, MI understands the Department had committed to around €2 million for…

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