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NOCA launches five-year strategic plan

By Reporter | Nov 25, 2021 |

The National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) Strategy 2021-2025 has been launched today by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly. The…

Career structure needed for future general practice, says ICGP President

By Valerie Ryan | Nov 24, 2021 |

A career structure is needed in general practice that will allow future GPs to lead primary care teams that respond…

First-ever national strategic framework for postgraduate training due to be launched

By Valerie Ryan | Nov 24, 2021 |

The first-ever national strategic framework for postgraduate medical training across all medical and surgical specialties is due to be launched…

Doctors’ organisations deeply concerned about winter period

By Reporter | Nov 16, 2021 |

The prediction of a severe influenza season on top of continued Covid-19 pressures and emergency department overcrowding could result in…

New HSE Winter Plan notes staffing as significant risk in coming months

By Reporter | Nov 15, 2021 |

The HSE Winter Plan 2021/2022 states the inability to attract and retain an appropriate number and caliber of staff as…

Elective-only hospitals plan under review in DoH

By David Lynch | Nov 15, 2021 |

The Department of Health is currently evaluating the business case for the three elective-only hospitals due to be built in…

Department climate oversight group established

By David Lynch | Nov 15, 2021 |

The Department of Health has established a new climate change oversight group to act as a “platform” for interaction between…

Concerns expressed to Faculty of Occupational Medicine about Covid controls

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 15, 2021 |

The Dean of the RCPI Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Dr Robert Ryan, has confirmed to the Medical Independent(MI) that “concerns”…

Consultant contract proposal may pose ‘risk to transplant services’

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 15, 2021 |

The head of the HSE’s organ donation and transplant section “corresponded directly” with the Executive Director of Sláintecare “to raise…

‘No legal basis’ for occupational health’s contact management role

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 15, 2021 |

The HSE Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit has obtained a legal opinion, which indicates there is no legal basis for…

Healthcare organisations urge Govt to reduce delays and costs in resolving clinical negligence disputes

By Reporter | Nov 11, 2021 |

A coalition of eight leading healthcare organisations have united to urge the Government to introduce the necessary legislation for pre-action…

ENT warning on potential ‘missed cancer diagnoses’

By Reporter | Nov 10, 2021 |

Almost 77,000 people are on ENT waiting lists with some patients waiting up to five years, a consultant ENT surgeon…

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