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Call for head and neck cancer designated centres

By David Lynch | Apr 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Plans to reconfigure the Hospital Groups could be delaying the designation of specialist centres for head and neck cancer surgery,…

One-quarter of public health doctors due to retire

By Niamh Cahill | Apr 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost one-quarter of public health doctors employed by the HSE are due to retire by 2023, new figures have revealed. …

HSE spends over €33,800 on ‘external coaches’ for staff

By Catherine Reilly | Apr 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The HSE spent over €33,800 on “external coaching services” for employees last year, according to figures released to the Medical…

Heart transplant director warned air support deficiency put patients at risk

By Catherine Reilly | Apr 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Insufficient air support for organ transport has put patients at risk of missing out on heart transplants, the Director of…

GPs consider ICGP membership after College blocks abortion EGM

By sa | Mar 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some ICGP members in support of a petition for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on abortion have said they are…

Additional half million euro announced for SATUs

By Medical Independent | Mar 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris today published a policy review of the Sexual Assault Treatment Units (SATU) and committed an…

IMO launch ‘Fight for Fairness’ campaign over consultant contract

By Staff Writer | Mar 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO President Dr Peadar Gilligan has accused the Government of being “anti-doctor and, in particular, anti-consultant”. Dr Gilligan was…

Report on new GP social welfare forms due in April

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

An external report into the launch of new social welfare forms by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection…

Confusion on ‘12 weeks’ when accessing abortion – leading provider

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is “a huge amount of confusion” about what constitutes 12 weeks’ pregnancy among many women seeking termination of pregnancy…

Lack of consultant paediatricians leads to fall in number of GP training places

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The number of GP training places has fallen as a result of consultant vacancies and is below the figure the…

Chronic disease package part of new GP contract talks

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Talks on a new GP contract between IMO and health officials could see the delivery of optional chronic disease management…

Cancer Trials Ireland raises funding concerns at Health Committee

By Medical Independent | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cancer Trials Ireland has highlighted that due to funding cuts of €750,000 per year it has not been able to…

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