Sign up now for ease of access to The Medical Independent, Ireland’s most frequently published medical newspaper, delivering award-winning news and investigative reporting.

  • receive the eCopy two days prior to the printed edition.
  • can partake in our online MCQs.
  • can enter our online sports quiz. is Ireland's only investigative medical news website for doctors, healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in health issues.

Established in 2010, along with its sister publication The Medical Independent, our stated aim is to investigate and analyse the major issues affecting healthcare and the medical profession in Ireland. The Medical Independent has won a number of awards for its investigative journalism, and its stories are frequently picked up by national digital, broadcast and print media. The Medical Independent is published by GreenCross Publishing.

Address: Top Floor, 111 Rathmines Road Lr, Dublin 6

Tel: 353 (01) 441 0024

GreenCross Publishing is owned by Graham Cooke.

Healthcare communications webinar held by Irish Pakistani Professionals Association

By Mindo - 22nd Mar 2021 | 36 views

A webinar on communication skills for doctors was held in recent weeks by the Irish Pakistani Professionals Association (IPPA).

It followed a survey the Association conducted to identify communication issues which international doctors are facing. Nearly 400 doctors participated in this survey, according to the Association.

Speakers at the webinar included Medical Council President Dr Rita Doyle; Prof Peter Gillen, Associate Professor of Surgery, RCSI; Dr Sarah Coope, GP and Senior Medical Educator, MPS; and Dr Atiqa Rafiq, Consultant Psychiatrist, North East.

IPPA President and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Khalid Sarwar Khan said the webinar was “very helpful” for doctors and healthcare professionals, with 167 participants in attendance.

The presentations were “informative and the interactive Q&A sessions were very useful”, according to Dr Khan.

The IPPA is an organisation of doctors of Pakistani origin in Ireland and has been operating for the last two years. Dr Khan said the Association has over 400 members. It is open to medical and healthcare professionals, and other professions.

“We had our formal inauguration ceremony in March 2019 and have since then held numerous events for the doctors, other professionals and for the society in Ireland,” outlined Dr Khan.

The IPPA webinar event was held in association with MPS, the National Healthcare Communication Programme and Association of Pakistani Physicians of Northern Europe (APPNE), UK.

The IPPA has a Facebook page accessible at the following link: Irish Pakistani Professionals’ Association – Home | Facebook

A recording of the IPPA communications webinar is accessible at the following link: IPPA Med Communication Skills in Medicine – YouTube

Leave a Reply

Latest Issue
medical news
The Medical Independent 19th May 2022

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read