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HIQA spent €141k where procedures ‘did not comply with procurement guidelines’

By sa | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

During 2018, expenditure of €141,000 was incurred by HIQA “in relation to services where the procedures employed did not comply…

‘Cultural competency’ of GPs highlighted at Annual Gay Health Forum.

By Cliona Hughes | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

GPs should ensure they have the “cultural competency” to deal with the sexual health and wellbeing needs of gay and…

Irish National Audit of Stroke (INAS) launched

By sa | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Stroke Register has changed its name and will now be called the Irish National Audit for Stroke (INAS),…

IMO seeks meeting with HSE on public health reforms

By Paul Mulholland | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO is seeking a meeting with the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer with regard to the structural reforms for public…

IMO awaiting Labour Court decision on compassionate leave

By David Lynch | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO is awaiting a Labour Court decision on staff compassionate leave in the HSE before raising the issue again…

HSE to tender for waiting list system

By Paul Mulholland | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The HSE will go to tender for a waiting list management system in the next two-to-three months, the Medical Independent…

Medical Council set to ‘grandfather’ consultants

By Paul Mulholland | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Medical Council will be able to ‘grandfather’ consultants who were appointed prior to 2008 and are not on the…

CPE risk on Beaumont ward ‘beyond acceptable’

By Catherine Reilly | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The possibility of acquiring carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on Beaumont Hospital’s Hamilton Ward was “beyond” a level appropriate to ask patients…

Vhi claims it ‘owns’ procedure codes and threatened legal action

By Catherine Reilly | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vhi has claimed copyright over the schedule of benefits, including codes and descriptions of medical procedures, used by other health…

GPs vote in favour of €210m IMO GP deal

By sa | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The President of the IMO has welcomed GPs voting in favour of the IMO’s €210 million deal with the Government…

HSE must ‘build culture’ of delivering within budget- new DG

By sa | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The HSE must “build a culture of delivering within the budget allocated to us by the state,” the new HSE…

NAGP goes into liquidation

By Niamh Cahill | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The NAGP has entered into voluntary liquidation, GP members have been informed.  In an official member update from NAGP Directors…

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