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Prof Ronan O’Connell elected as new RCSI President

By sa | Jun 3, 2020 |

RCSI has announced the election of Prof Ronan O’Connell as the new President of the College. Prof O’Connell takes up…

NEDOC telephone triage rates soared due to Covid-19

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 2, 2020 |

Telephone triage at out-of-hours GP cooperative NEDOC jumped by 757 per cent in March due to the emergence of Covid-19,…

Cappagh Hospital CEO outlines major social distancing challenges

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 2, 2020 |

The “aging and augmented” infrastructure at National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh (NOHC) is “not conducive to social distancing practices” and addressing…

Covid-19 impacts bariatric surgery

By David Lynch | Jun 2, 2020 |

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the number of bariatric surgeries taking place in Ireland, according to figures seen by the…

Doctors’ licence model to be considered – outgoing CEO

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 2, 2020 |

A proposal for a licensing model for doctors is being developed at the Medical Council, its outgoing CEO has confirmed.…

DoH official: ‘no basis’ for ‘across the board’ agreement on private consultant costs

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 2, 2020 |

A senior Department of Health official wrote to the HSE in April stating there was “no basis to enter an…

Surgical masks for haemodialysis patients ‘helped reduce Covid-19 infection’

By sa | Jun 2, 2020 |

The National Renal Office (NRO) has said the supply of surgical masks to haemodialysis patients – worn from when they…

Temporary facilities needed ‘quickly’ – IMO

By sa | Jun 2, 2020 |

The IMO has told the special Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 that a sustained investment programme for the health services is…

Challenge of replacing older GPs highlighted in workload study

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 2, 2020 |

GPs in Ireland work an average of 10 hours per day excluding out of hours activity and break times, according…

Staff sharing accommodation a problem in nursing homes in relation to Covid-19 spread – HIQA

By Paul Mulholland | May 29, 2020 |

HIQA’s board suggested at the beginning of April that consideration should be given to highlighting living arrangements for nursing home…

1,800 GPs sign up for chronic disease management, but pandemic slows progress

By David Lynch | May 29, 2020 |

Approximately 1,800 GPs have signed up for the chronic disease management (CDM) programme however the current pandemic is slowing implementation,…

New vaccine for prevention of Ebola disease recommended for EU approval

By sa | May 29, 2020 |

The  European Medicines Agency (EMA) human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation in the European Union for…

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