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NAGP calls for district hospitals to be used to help healthcare crisis

By sa | Jan 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dr Keith Swanwick, Secretary of the NAGP, called on the HSE to upgrade the role of district hospitals to provide a sustainable and low cost solution to the current crisis of ED overcrowding and cancelled operations.

Extending services in primary care ‘a priority’ – Varadkar

By sa | Jan 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cutting delayed discharges by a third to 500 and extending the range of services in primary care are among the Department of Health’s priorities for 2015.

IHCA warn “medical indemnity costs” are driving consultants out

By sa | Jan 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The IHCA has warned the “exponential” increase in clinical indemnity costs is forcing consultants out of the private sector to look for work elsewhere.

IHCA warn “medical indemnity costs” are driving consultants out

By sa | Jan 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The IHCA has warned the “exponential” increase in clinical indemnity costs is forcing consultants out of the private sector to look for work elsewhere.

New General Manager at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise

By sa | Jan 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Michael Knowles was today appointed General Manager at Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.

New General Manager at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise

By sa | Jan 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Michael Knowles was today appointed General Manager at Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.

New investigative unit costs Council more than €325,000

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Medical Council paid over €59,000 to a PR company in 2012 for “external support for communications activities,” according to information obtained by the Medical Independent (MI).

Probe into flu jab ‘quality defect’

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A HPRA investigation into a “quality defect” with a number of flu vaccination units is ongoing, this newspaper has learned.

Warning was proposed on high-dose vitamins

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A public warning on “high-dose supplements” was considered by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) following concern over several high-dose vitamin D food supplements, the Medical Independent (MI) has established.

Doctors in ‘difficult position’

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) did not ensure that all doctors engaged in methadone provision had the necessary certification, “placing these doctors in a difficult position”, according to correspondence from the IMO to the Prison Service.

UL Hospitals Group is planning to introduce new doctors’ dress code

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A paper on a new doctors’ dress code was submitted at the May 2014 meeting of the UL Hospitals Group Board, according to minutes seen by this newspaper under a Freedom of Information request.

Proposals on consultant contract ‘doomed to fail’ – IHCA

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The IHCA today said the new entrant hospital consultant contract proposals are “are doomed to fail” and do not address the consultant recruitment crisis.

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