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.


Medicalindependent.ie 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.

IHCA membership on the rise

By David Lynch - 28th Oct 2021 | 44 views

Business and entrepreneurship symposium. Speaker giving a talk at business meeting. Audience in conference hall. Rear view of unrecognized participant in audience.

IHCA AGM and Annual Conference, virtual, Saturday 9 October

The IHCA has 1,000 more members than it had a decade ago, the Association’s annual conference was told. IHCA membership secretary Dr Conor O’Riordan reported that the IHCA now had 3,240 members and 169 associate members. “I’m glad to report there has been a year-on-year increase in the membership,” he told online delegates. “We possibly now have 1,000 more members than we had a decade ago, so [that’s] a really encouraging sign in
terms of membership that we see increase year-on-year.

“We really, truly, are representative of over 90 per cent of consultants in the State.” Meanwhile, in the Association’s financial report there was a retained surplus of €5,192,823 carried forward at the end of last year. “Thankfully the accounts are in very good order… membership subscriptions are the main form of income for the Association and membership subscription is up in the last year,” Prof Clare Fallon, IHCA Treasurer, told the conference. She noted that there has been an increase in expenditure over the last year, largely reflecting the Association’s media
campaigns and the increase in costs for legal advice.

“We are in a very healthy [financial] situation as seen by the balance sheet and it will see us very well into the future and any challenges [the Association will face].” According to the IHCA annual report, its national council met on 11 occasions last year. The report also noted that the IHCA Twitter account had a 15 per cent increase in followers last year.

Over 300 delegates attended the conference, the second year in a row that the vast majority of delegates attended online due to the pandemic.

Leave a Reply

Latest
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