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Some variation in diabetes services, conference hears

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

Services for diabetic patients are improving, although there is still much work to be done, the National Clinical Lead for Diabetes has told the Medical Independent (MI).

Suicide prevention framework is expected ‘early’ this year

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

The new suicide prevention framework document has reached draft stage and is expected to be submitted to the Department of Health shortly, this newspaper has learned.

CMO highlighted ‘difficulties’ with medical conditions and water charges

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

Department of Health officials, including the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), warned last year of “difficulties” in identifying medical conditions that would require higher water usage under the planned water charges system.

New Alcohol Bill signed off by Cabinet

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

Cabinet has today signed off on the proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015.

Doctors will have round-the-clock access to Child Protection Notification System in the near future

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

GPs and emergency department services will have 24-hour access to the Child Protection Notification System (CPNS) “in a few weeks’ time,” the Tusla Chief Executive has told the Medical Independent (MI).

Cancer Society invites people to ‘run a muck’

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

The Irish Cancer Society is encouraging people to do something active to reduce their risk of cancer and help raise funds to support those affected.

Some variation in diabetes services, conference hears

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

Services for diabetic patients are improving, although there is still much work to be done, the National Clinical Lead for Diabetes has told the Medical Independent (MI).

Patient safety initiative cost more than €21,000

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

Over €21,000 was incurred under the Patient Safety First initiative last year, data released by the Department of Health under Freedom of Information legislation has revealed. Most of the expenditure related to hosting the 4th National Patient Safety Conference in Dublin last November.

New Alcohol Bill signed off by Cabinet

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

Cabinet has today signed off on the proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015.

Suicide prevention framework is expected ‘early’ this year

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

The new suicide prevention framework document has reached draft stage and is expected to be submitted to the Department of Health shortly, this newspaper has learned.

‘Catchment areas’ are cited in skin cancer referral refusals

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

The HSE National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) was contacted by a number of GPs during 2014, after hospitals refused referrals based on supposed catchment areas, the Programme has confirmed to the Medical Independent (MI).

Cancer Society invites people to ‘run a muck’

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

The Irish Cancer Society is encouraging people to do something active to reduce their risk of cancer and help raise funds to support those affected.

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