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HIQA advise NPHET not to reduce current minimum age for mask wearing

By Reporter | Sep 20, 2021 |

HIQA has advised the national public health emergency team (NPHET) that the current minimum age for mask wearing in the community…

Consultants urgently needed to address waiting list backlog – IHCA

By Niamh Cahill | Sep 16, 2021 |

The IHCA has urged Government to permanently fill more than 740 vacant consultant posts in hospitals nationally to help address…

GPs to receive Covid booster vaccines at end of the month

By Niamh Cahill | Sep 15, 2021 |

GPs are to begin receiving Covid-19 booster vaccines for the over 80s from 27 September,  the IMO has told members.  In an…

Doctors share anguish over prolonged suspension of Council exam

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 14, 2021 |

International doctors living in Ireland have spoken to the Medical Independent (MI) about their deep upset and frustration waiting for…

ICGP sustainability group welcomes announcement on coal and coal-based products

By Reporter | Sep 13, 2021 |

Chair of the ICGP sustainability working group Dr Sean Owens has welcomed Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan’s recent announcement…

Areas with ‘average’ deprivation have least access to GPs

By David Lynch | Sep 13, 2021 |

Areas of the country “experiencing average levels of deprivation” are least well served by general practice, new research has found.…

Homeless hospital discharge programme to be evaluated

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 13, 2021 |

An independent evaluation of the homeless hospital discharge programme is being planned, the Medical Independent can report. The programme, funded…

Maintaining new supply route for medical radioisotopes ‘under discussion’

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 13, 2021 |

It has yet to be decided whether to continue with the new delivery route for medical radioisotopes, which was “deemed…

‘Increased usage’ of enhanced Employee Assistance Programme – HSE

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 13, 2021 |

A total of 184 medical and dental staff contacted the HSE Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) counselling service last year and…

Several conditions could be added to bloodspot screening programme

By David Lynch | Sep 13, 2021 |

Members of the national screening advisory committee (NSAC) have highlighted “several” conditions that could be considered for addition to the…

HIQA report imminent on gynae services at Letterkenny

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 13, 2021 |

HIQA’s review of governance arrangements for gynaecology services at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) is “almost complete” and due to be…

New national clinical guideline on adult sepsis published

By Reporter | Sep 13, 2021 |

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has welcomed the publication of a new and fully updated national clinical guideline to help…

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