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General practice could reduce ED attendances by 250,000 if resourced, says NAGP

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Investing in primary care services has the potential to reduce annual emergency department (ED) attendances by up to 250,000, according to the NAGP.

Prison Service deducted some doctors’ pay in contract wrangle

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) deducted monies from some doctors who it claimed had not worked their contracted hours, the Service has confirmed to the Medical Independent (MI).

Concerns over melanoma management

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The HSE National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) is concerned that, in some areas, there is no system to ensure that all diagnosed melanomas are discussed at multidisciplinary team meetings (MDMs), the Medical Independent (MI) has learned.

Initiative aims to get Ireland walking

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new health initiative aiming to increase the number of people walking for health and wellbeing was launched today. Supported by Get Ireland Walking and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), it is calling on people to take a 21-day walking challenge.

Role of GPs emphasised in encouraging pregnant women to get flu vaccine

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The HSE has told this newspaper that studies and telephone surveys have highlighted the important role GPs play in promoting the influenza vaccine among pregnant women.

General practice could reduce ED attendances by 250,000 if resourced, says NAGP

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Investing in primary care services has the potential to reduce annual emergency department (ED) attendances by up to 250,000, according to the NAGP.

‘Perhaps’ a decrease in suicide trend, says NOSP

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) has told this newspaper that there is “perhaps” a decreasing trend in suicide numbers.

Initiative aims to get Ireland walking

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new health initiative aiming to increase the number of people walking for health and wellbeing was launched today. Supported by Get Ireland Walking and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), it is calling on people to take a 21-day walking challenge.

Prison Service deducted some doctors’ pay in contract wrangle

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) deducted monies from some doctors who it claimed had not worked their contracted hours, the Service has confirmed to the Medical Independent (MI).

Performance of the €1 million #littlethings campaign judged by phone calls and social media

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The success of the HSE’s mental health and wellbeing campaign, #littlethings, will be assessed by the number of calls to the Samaritans, among other indicators, this newspaper has learned.

Pressure mounts on nursing board over fee increase

By sa | Jan 5, 2015 | Comments Off on Pressure mounts on nursing board over fee increase

Fine Gael TD and Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children, Mr Jerry Buttimer, has called on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) to “put a stay” on the increase in the Annual Retention Fee.

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