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Reimagining the delivery of acute medicine in Ireland

By sa | Jun 21, 2017 |

Niamh Cahill speaks to Prof Garry Courtney, Co-Lead of the HSE National Clinical Programme for Acute Medicine, about how Acute Medical Assessment Units are faring and the latest developments in acute medicine

Advocating for better clinical incident reporting

By sa | Jun 20, 2017 |

State Claims Agency Director Mr Ciaran Breen and Head of Clinical Risk Dr Dubhfeasa Slattery speak to Catherine Reilly about the Agency’s recent report on clinical incidents, claims and costs

Driving forward medicines regulation

By sa | Jun 20, 2017 |

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) is at the centre of Ireland’s bid to provide a new home for the European Medicines Agency (EMA). David Lynch spoke to HPRA Chief Executive Ms Lorraine Nolan about the Authority’s overall programme of work

HIQA trains its spotlight on medication safety monitoring

By sa | May 25, 2017 |

HIQA’s new medication safety monitoring programme examines hospital practice in this crucial area and seeks to promote improvements. HIQA Acting Head of Healthcare Regulation Mr Sean Egan says findings to date reflect a high degree of variability. Catherine Reilly reports

Prime directive: Guiding primary care into the future

By sa | May 25, 2017 |

In a wide-ranging interview, Niamh Cahill speaks to Mr John Hennessy, HSE National Director, Primary Care, about diagnostics in primary care, GP training, contract talks and primary care centres

Irish eye care’s vision for change

By sa | May 16, 2017 |

On the eve of the Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO) Annual Conference 2017, outgoing President Prof Billy Power spoke to Catherine Reilly about the need for radical change in eye care delivery for the benefit of patients and clinicians

At the forefront of maternity care and research in Ireland

By sa | May 5, 2017 |

Prof Louise Kenny, Director of the Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), speaks to Niamh Cahill about developments in pre-eclampsia research and ongoing efforts to improve maternity services in Ireland

Doctor in the House

By sa | Mar 23, 2017 |

A year ago, Dr Michael Harty left his practice of more than 30 years and entered Leinster House. The Independent TD talks policies, contracts and general practice with David Lynch

The ever-evolving role of CORU

By sa | Feb 21, 2017 |

Ms Ginny Hanrahan, CEO/Registrar of the health and social care professions’ regulator CORU, speaks to Catherine Reilly about its expansive work programme, challenges posed by growth and potential collaborations with other healthcare regulators

Gauging the manager’s perspective

By sa | Feb 7, 2017 |

CEO of the Cork University Hospital Group Mr Tony McNamara speaks to Niamh Cahill about blogging, the trolley crisis and efficiencies in healthcare

We are the champions

By sa | Jan 24, 2017 |

Paul Mulholland talks to Ms Alyson McGregor, Director of UK organisation Altogether Better, about the concept of GP practice ‘health champions’ and how it can change healthcare

On the frontline in the battle against severe asthma

By sa | Jan 10, 2017 |

UK respiratory consultant Prof Peter Howarth speaks to Paul Mulholland about the diagnosis of asthma and challenges in treating the severe form of the disease

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