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The multiple facets of public health

Chair of the IMO Public Health Committee Dr Ina Kelly outlines the importance of public health medicine Public Health is “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting, protecting and improving health through the organised efforts of society” (Acheson, 1988) and public health medicine is the branch of medicine that specialises in…

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Improving the working conditions of NCHDs

IMO Industrial Relations Officer for Consultants and NCHDs Mr Paul Maier writes about the major issues affecting NCHDs In the past year, I’ve been travelling the country, visiting hospitals all across Ireland, talking to NCHDs and hearing about the issues that matter to them. I’ve been in some hospitals more than others, of course —…

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The IMO – working for doctors and advocating for better health services

Chief Executive of the IMO Ms Susan Clyne provides a series of reasons why doctors should join the IMO and outlines the progress achieved by the Organisation for different medical groups Why should you be a member of the IMO? Any answer to this question starts and ends with the concept of solidarity with colleagues…

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Doctors should unite as one for the good of the profession

Outgoing IMO President Dr Peadar Gilligan provides an overview of the challenges facing doctors and the importance of overturning the pay cut for new-entrant consultants The presidency of the Irish Medical Organisation, for me, has been a year of listening and learning, a year of talking and teaching, a year of representing the medical profession…

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A step forward for general practice

Chair of the IMO’s GP Committee and incoming President Dr Padraig McGarry outlines the significance for general practice of the recent deal between the Government and the Organisation The new IMO GP deal contains much which is positive for the future of general practice. It has been the culmination of many years’ work, beginning in…

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Progress on the road to reform

In an exclusive article for our IMO AGM preview, the Minister for Health Simon Harris describes the challenges facing doctors in Ireland, but also recent achievements that point the way forward for the profession 2019 will be a significant year in reforming the Irish health service. We have the policy platform and the vision outlined…

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IMO AGM 2019

IMO AGM 2019 By sa | May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments ShareTweetShareWhatsAppEmail0 Shares The multiple facets of public health By Dr Ina Kelly | April 23, 2019 | 0 Comments Chair of the IMO Public Health Committee Dr Ina Kelly outlines the importance of public health medicine Public Health is “the science and art…

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