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A decade of dedication to Irish doctors

On our 10th birthday, we look back at some of the highlights since the Medical Independent was established. Over the past decade we have been through four office changes and three different redesigns. What has remained constant is our commitment to delivering high-quality journalism, relevant clinical content to help doctors with their CPD requirements, and…

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IMO slams waiting lists for children as ‘national disgrace’

The IMO has described revelations that over 200,000 children are on waiting lists for health care services as a “national disgrace”. Dr Matthew Sadlier, of the IMO Consultant Committee said that the news highlighted the reason why the IMO was currently balloting members for industrial action. “These waiting lists are inextricably linked to the recruitment…

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Future HPSC Director will lead ‘fundamental restructuring’

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has a new interim Director, while the fourth attempt to recruit a permanent Director has now begun. The future permanent Director “will be tasked with leading a change management process, which will involve a fundamental restructuring of the organisation,” according to the job specification sent to this newspaper by…

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ICGP Annual Conference and AGM 2019, Dublin

ICGP Annual Conference and AGM 2019, Dublin By sa | May 15, 2019 ShareTweetShareWhatsAppEmail0 Shares ‘Confused’ guidance on folic acid, GPs told By Catherine Reilly | May 15, 2019 Women face “a lot of barriers” in accessing folic acid and receive “confused” public health messages, thereby increasing the risks of neural tube defects (NTDs) in…

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Genetics a key factor in developing atopic eczema

A family history of atopic disease increases the risk of developing atopic eczema by 60 per cent, delegates at the PCDSI conference in Galway were informed. In a presentation on the condition by Clinical Lead for Dermatology, St Mary’s, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals, UK, Dr Eleanor Mallon, delegates heard that atopic eczema is very…

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NAGP ‘cautiously welcomes’ Govt announcement on general practice investment

The NAGP has given a cautious welcome to recently announced Government measures to invest in general practice. The agreement was reached between the Government and IMO, which will be balloting its members. “The NAGP committee will wait to see the full document yet to be released before advising its members with regard to the proposal,”…

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