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IMO AGM 2021- GPs look ahead to future challenges

IMO AGM 2021, Virtual Conference, 17 April The IMO elected two new members onto its GP committee at the Organisation’s recent AGM. Louth GP Dr Amy Morgan and Dublin GP Dr Knut Moe joined the committee as the IMO’s national GP meeting on Monday 12 April kickstarted a week-long series of IMO AGM online events.…

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IMO AGM 2021- IMO to undertake ‘full review’ of rules and codes of practice

IMO AGM 2021, Virtual Conference, 17 April The IMO’s executive board and council will undertake a full review of the Organisation’s rules and codes of practice as part of its “commitment to best practice in financial processes”, the IMO AGM 2021 heard. GP and Honorory Treasurer Dr Brian O’Doherty said “any recommendations brought forward in…

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IMO AGM 2021- ‘Emotional moment’ for public health specialty

IMO AGM 2021, Virtual Conference, 17 April Public health specialists have described the agreement on a new model for public health as an “emotional moment” for the specialty. According to Specialist in Public Health Medicine Dr Marie Casey, the proposed contract change and reform represent the most significant development in the specialty since its inception.…

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IMO AGM 2021- Reflecting on the frontline experience in a pandemic

IMO AGM 2021, Virtual Conference, 17 April A panel discussion took place at the IMO AGM entitled: ‘Covid-19 – Experiences from the frontline.’ Clinical Editor of the Medical Independent Ms Priscilla Lynch interviewed a panel of doctors on the frontline about their experiences of Covid-19 and the lessons they have learnt. The panel featured: Dr…

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IMO AGM 2021- Dr Kelly vows to be ‘a listening President’

Niamh Cahill speaks to new IMO President Dr Ina Kelly about her priorities in the role IMO AGM 2021, Virtual Conference, 17 April To the fore of Ireland’s Covid-19 response have been specialists in public health medicine. As experts in disease investigation, they have worked to help protect the public and their medical colleagues from…

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IMO AGM 2021- Concern about rising mental health issues during pandemic, AGM hears

IMO AGM 2021, Virtual Conference, 17 April An increase has been noted in people seeking help for general mental health problems and serious mental illness during the pandemic, the IMO AGM heard. Speaking during a session on mental health in the pandemic, Prof Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin, and Consultant Psychiatrist, Tallaght…

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IMO AGM 2021- Female doctors predominant in reporting difficulty securing childcare

IMO AGM 2021, Virtual Conference, 17 April Read the full IMO AGM 2021 coverage here Females were predominant among the 66 per cent of doctors who reported difficulty securing childcare during the pandemic, according to responses to an IMO survey on doctors’ mental health and wellbeing. Six-in-10 of the 66 per cent of respondents to…

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