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Future Health Summit

Future Health Summit

By sa | June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Call for more GP input into national clinical guidelines

By David Lynch | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The need for greater GP input into the development of national clinical guidelines was discussed at the Future Health Summit in the RDS last month. Prof Tom O’Dowd, Professor of General Practice at Trinity College Dublin, spoke on the issue of general practice and long term illnesses, where he criticised the regular use of what…

Training for GPs may need to be ‘extended’ – Prof O’Dowd

By David Lynch | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The recent GP deal agreed between the IMO and the Department of Health should encourage young GPs in particular to stay in Ireland, the Professor of General Practice at Trinity College Dublin has told this newspaper. Speaking to the Medical Independent (MI) following his address at the recent Future Health Summit in the RDS, Prof…

‘Shambolic’ recruitment and Brexit challenges raised at health summit

By David Lynch | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The difficulty in recruiting doctors to work in the Irish health system was raised at the recent Future Health Summit in the RDS. Ms Colette Cowan, CEO of University of Limerick (UL) Hospitals Group, outlined to attendees at the summit that her Group found it hard to recruit consultants. “It is very difficult to hire…

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