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IHCA warn “medical indemnity costs” are driving consultants out

By sa | Jan 22, 2015 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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

Doctors in ‘difficult position’

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

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.

31% increase in calls to suicide helpline over Christmas

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

Calls to Console’s free suicide helpline rose by almost a third over the recent Christmas period, the suicide prevention and bereavement charity have stated.

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

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

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.

New investigative unit costs Council more than €325,000

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

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).

Proposals on consultant contract ‘doomed to fail’ – IHCA

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

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

Donors say they are ‘generally satisfied’ with Dublin blood clinic

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

A survey of blood donors has found that they are “generally satisfied to continue using” the blood donation clinic on D’Olier Street in central Dublin, an IBTS spokesperson has informed the Medical Independent (MI).

31% increase in calls to suicide helpline over Christmas

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

Calls to Console’s free suicide helpline rose by almost a third over the recent Christmas period, the suicide prevention and bereavement charity have stated.

Tusla staff to take up dedicated roles for domestic and sexual violence services this year

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

Staff at Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, will be taking on dedicated roles in the domestic violence and sexual violence (DVSV) services in 2015, this newspaper has been told.

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