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€20m funding announced for 122 Sláintecare projects

By sa | Sep 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris has announced the successful applicants for the €20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund. Over 477 projects…

GP emigration rate has halved in past two years

By sa | Sep 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

An ICGP survey of GP trainees and recent graduates (2014-2018) has found that while 35 per cent of GPs trainees…

Accrediting interpreters requires ‘Government decision’

By Sarah Gallagher | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Acting on HSE-commissioned research to ensure appropriate accreditation of language interpreters would require a “Government decision”, the Executive has informed…

RCPI recruitment paper nears finalisation

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

An internal RCPI document on how it can help address doctor recruitment and retention problems in the Irish health service…

Opioid ‘misprescribing’ needs a ‘concerted response’ — Medical Council CEO

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The problem of “opioid misprescribing” is among a number of issues that came to the Medical Council’s special attention during…

12 reports of potential ‘breast implant illness’ received by HPRA

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has received 34 incident reports related to breast implants and three incident reports related…

HIPE does not reflect private work — UL consultants

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Consultants in University of Limerick (UL) Hospitals Group have said Hospital Inpatient Inquiry (HIPE) data is not a correct reflection…

New alliance aimed at improving vaccination rates launched

By sa | Sep 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris has launched the ‘vaccine alliance’ aimed at boosting the uptake of childhood vaccines and reducing…

Model of care for urology proposes radical change in treatment delivery

By sa | Sep 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

A model of care for the treatment of urological conditions in Ireland was launched today at Roscommon University Hospital (RUH)…

Medical Council launches new statement of strategy

By sa | Sep 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Medical Council has today published its Statement of Strategy for 2019 to 2023. Since its appointment in June of…

Replacing outdated equipment identified as priority under capital plan

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

A total of €39.5 million is being allocated to the HSE’s National Equipment Replacement Programme in 2019, according to the…

Medical Council updates section on conscientious objection in ethical guide

By sa | Aug 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Medical Council has today issued an updated edition of its Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical…

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