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A helping hand in Covid-19 efforts

Paul Mulholland speaks to HSE national antimicrobial resistance and infection control team member Ms Mary McKenna about the importance of hand hygiene in the Covid-19 era Knowledge about the benefits of proper hand hygiene etiquette is at a societal and cultural high point as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In recent months, public health…

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Fronting-up in a crisis – Prof Mary Horgan interview

President of the RCPI Prof Mary Horgan is at the Covid-19 coalface as an infectious diseases consultant at Cork University Hospital and continues to advocate for doctors through her College role. She spoke to Catherine Reilly about clinical practice and doctor retention in these challenging times Infectious disease consultants, virologists, microbiologists, public health doctors and…

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Testing times

Director of the National Virus Reference Laboratory Dr Cillian De Gascun tells Niamh Cahill he has no doubts about the effectiveness of the reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test to detect SARS-CoV-2 As the information overload surrounding the novel coronavirus continues, many myths and untruths have emerged.  This is being fuelled by the fact that much remains unknown…

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Breathing life into the frontline fight against Covid-19

Anaesthesiologists are currently playing a vital role in intensive care units in the fight against Covid-19. President of the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland Dr Brian Kinirons speaks to Paul Mulholland about why, despite the risks, morale among anaesthesiologists is high The risk Covid-19 poses to healthcare workers has been one of the dominant themes…

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Speaking from the heart – interview with Dr Michael Harty

David Lynch talks to former Independent TD Dr Michael Harty about the promise and disappointment of Sláintecare and his enduring GP contract concerns The impact of the recent general election continues to be felt in Leinster House but one former TD is now returning to his life as a rural GP. Speaking to the Medical…

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Hot topics in HIV

Sandra Ryan speaks to leading UK HIV specialist Dr Nneka Nwokolo about new treatment guidelines and raising awareness about the disease There were 531 new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland in 2018, the highest number of new cases on record in this country. This increase in diagnoses, which has been described by activists, specialists and…

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Looking after the mental wellbeing of cancer patients

There is an increasing emphasis on attending to the psychological needs of cancer survivors. David Lynch talks to the new National Clinical Lead in Psycho-oncology about upcoming plans sycho-oncology is concerned with the treatment of psychological distress caused by a diagnosis of cancer for both patient and family. According to the National Cancer Survivorship Needs…

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How new technology is changing medicine

Clinicians need to understand how new technologies will be implemented to truly benefit patients and be ambassadors of this process, Consultant Cardiologist Dr Paddy Barrett told Sarah Gallagher “In isolation, using technologies like wearables — by just giving patients the information in a siloed fashion — will not be adequate in any way, shape or…

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100 years young – Dr John Bourke speaks about his long and eventful career in medicine

Days in advance of his 100th birthday, Dr John Bourke spoke to Sarah Gallagher about his long and eventful career in medicine and general practice – from home births in rural Ireland to caring for a ward of German POWs in Liverpool “I started during the war when there was practically nothing but cotton wool…

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Occupying a space in medicine

Sarah Gallagher speaks to Prof Derek O’Keeffe before his upcoming talk at the RCPI’s St Luke’s Symposium about holding degrees in engineering and medicine, his work with NASA, and the future of artificial intelligence In October, the RCPI will be awarding Prof Derek O’Keeffe the inaugural St Luke’s Medal as part of the annual St…

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