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Stark deficits in public health workforce

By Niamh Cahill | April 29, 2020

The number of whole- time-equivalent (WTE) public health doctors is more than 40 below the number recommended by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) Agreement in 2003, new data provided to the Medical Independent (MI) reveals. According to the 2003 LRC agreement, there should be at least 130 WTE public health doctors in…

165 active claims for alleged cervical cancer misreporting with SCA

Cancer surgical centralisation delayed by Covid-19

Ongoing uncertainties for GPs amid Covid-19

RT-PCR test is ‘gold standard’ for Covid-19 detection – De Gascun


In pursuit of absolute confidence

A recent Supreme Court judgment underlined that the legal standard of care in medical negligence cases remains that outlined in the Dunne principles. Catherine Reilly asks legal and medical professionals for their reaction


HSE launches new perinatal mental health resources on World Maternal Mental Health Day

May 6, 2020

A presidential race, healthcare eligibility and a pandemic

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New cancer trials on hold but expertise harnessed to combat pandemic

Apr 29, 2020

Examining Covid-19’s impact on older people and gerontology

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Dr Muris Houston

The long, tough road ahead


Dr Lucia Gannon

The chill of the unknown


Dr Gabrielle Colleran

Taking the fight to the virus

Systemic lupus erythematosus –diagnosis and management

By Dr Wan Lin Ng ,SpR in Rheumatology, Dr Laura Durcan Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

Osteoarthritis in focus

By Theresa Lowry-Lehnen

Opening the door to new treatment options for vitiligo patients

By Dr Mitesh Kumar Dwivedi

Systemic lupus erythematosus –diagnosis and management

By Dr Wan Lin Ng ,SpR in Rheumatology, Dr Laura Durcan Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

ICGP Hepatitis C Conference, ‘The role of Irish general practice in Hepatitis C elimination’

A talk with…Sineád Roberts

The Medical Independent talks to Irish designer Sinéad Roberts —  founder and Director of The Costume Room. Sinéad has designed and created for everything from theatre to marketing companies before deciding to launch her own label in 2017. The Costume Room is a sustainable luxury clothing brand for women and men who want contemporary, bold,…

A captured audience

Morgan Flanagan Creagh reviews the Renault Captur Here we are with another motoring review, at a time when doctors are trying to save the world. Apologies if this makes you cringe, like those hearty salutes given to oil mining astronauts in Michael Bay films, but thank you all for your continuing hard work on the…

Book review: War Doctor

Aleppo, Syria, 2013. Consultant surgeon Mr David Nott is in theatre suturing the pulmonary vein of a wounded patient when six armed men in black combat fatigues burst in: “They were obviously ISIS fighters, and the patient on the table was one of them… It was all I could do to keep my legs from…

What will be the new ‘normal’ when Covid-19 is contained?


There’s a saying that goes, ‘sometimes the only way around something is to go straight through it’. That would seem to be where we are at the moment with Covid-19, as one type of strangeness is replaced with many others. While people are no longer panic-buying toilet tissue, painkillers or bread, this has been replaced…

Update Psychiatry and Neurology

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