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Prostate cancer KPIs ‘of major concern’

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Declining compliance with prostate cancer KPIs were of “major concern” to the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), a meeting of the Cancer Committee at St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) heard in September.

Video information to help breast cancer patients

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Irish breast cancer patients could soon be given access to up-to-date video information about their condition, which they will be able to view on their computer and on any mobile device. The videos will be created by, and feature, the patient’s own doctor.

Doctors urged to look in ‘digital mirror’

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Doctors can help control their online professional image with a series of new tools, this week’s conference of the Irish Network of Medical Educators will be told.

No decision on ‘precious’ Guthrie cards

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

A decision on the fate of more than a million newborn screening cards (NSCs) has still not been made.

Medical Council is expecting action on bullying findings

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The Medical Council expects the HSE and hospital managers to act upon findings that trainee hospital doctors report greater exposure to bullying and undermining than counterparts elsewhere, the regulator’s Head of Professional Competence has told the Medical Independent (MI).

Assurances given on National Office for Rare Diseases

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The patient advocacy group, the Genetic and Rare Disease Organisation (GRDO), has been assured by both the HSE and the Department of Health that the planned National Office for Rare Diseases will be established soon.

Bent needles had ‘no impact’ on roll-out of flu vaccination programme

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The HSE said that a problem with a number of “bent needles” had “no impact” on the roll-out of the seasonal influenza vaccination programme last year.

Prostate cancer KPIs ‘of major concern’

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Declining compliance with prostate cancer KPIs were of “major concern” to the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), a meeting of the Cancer Committee at St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) heard in September.

IBTS involved in talks with Department on HEV test

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The IBTS is in discussion with the Department of Health over funding to implement a test for Hepatitis E Virus (HEV), which is transmissible through blood, the Medical Independent (MI) has been informed.

Doctors urged to look in ‘digital mirror’

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Doctors can help control their online professional image with a series of new tools, this week’s conference of the Irish Network of Medical Educators will be told.

Medical Council considering Indian internships

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The Medical Council’s Adjudication Group is considering whether internships completed in India can be considered at least equivalent to an Irish Certificate of Experience, the Medical Independent (MI) has been informed.

Medical Council is expecting action on bullying findings

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The Medical Council expects the HSE and hospital managers to act upon findings that trainee hospital doctors report greater exposure to bullying and undermining than counterparts elsewhere, the regulator’s Head of Professional Competence has told the Medical Independent (MI).

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