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‘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).

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).

7,400 net increase in numbers with health insurance cover

By sa | Feb 2, 2015 |

Health Minister Leo Varadkar has welcomed figures showing an increase of 7,434 in the number of people covered by health insurance in the last quarter of 2014.

Deficit around ‘informed consent’, finds Irish maternity survey

By sa | Feb 2, 2015 |

The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today released the first set of data from its ‘What Matters to You?’ survey, highlighting statistics for consent in pregnancy, during labour and birth, and following birth in the Irish maternity system.

7,400 net increase in numbers with health insurance cover

By sa | Feb 2, 2015 |

Health Minister Leo Varadkar has welcomed figures showing an increase of 7,434 in the number of people covered by health insurance in the last quarter of 2014.

Deficit around ‘informed consent’, finds Irish maternity survey

By sa | Feb 2, 2015 |

The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today released the first set of data from its ‘What Matters to You?’ survey, highlighting statistics for consent in pregnancy, during labour and birth, and following birth in the Irish maternity system.

Tamiflu reduces length of influenza symptoms new study finds

By sa | Jan 30, 2015 |

A new survey published in The Lancet concludes that Tamiflu shortens the duration of flu symptoms by about a day, compared to placebo, in adults with laboratory-confirmed influenza.

Research funding ‘pivotal’ to cancer breakthroughs

By sa | Jan 30, 2015 |

Breakthrough Cancer Research will be marking World Cancer Day on February 4 under the theme of ‘Not Beyond Us’.

Tamiflu reduces length of influenza symptoms new study finds

By sa | Jan 30, 2015 |

A new survey published in The Lancet concludes that Tamiflu shortens the duration of flu symptoms by about a day, compared to placebo, in adults with laboratory-confirmed influenza.

Research funding ‘pivotal’ to cancer breakthroughs

By sa | Jan 30, 2015 |

Breakthrough Cancer Research will be marking World Cancer Day on February 4 under the theme of ‘Not Beyond Us’.

Nursing Home report ‘eye-opener’ for Government

By sa | Jan 29, 2015 |

Only 11 per cent of Nursing Homes have dedicated dementia care units according to a new national survey.

ICGP presents to Varadkar on CDM

By sa | Jan 29, 2015 |

The ICGP today presented an analysis of chronic disease in Ireland to Minister for Health Dr Leo Varadkar and Minister Kathleen Lynch, showing that the number of adults with chronic disease will be around 40 per cent by 2020.

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