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83 fitness to practise cases await hearing

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 12, 2020 |

Some 83 cases are waiting to be heard by fitness to practise (FTP) inquiry at the Medical Council. Of these…

Alternative pathways into GP training being examined

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 12, 2020 |

The ICGP is examining alternative pathways for entry into general practice training as part of efforts to increase the number…

HPSC Director role filled on interim basis pending reforms

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 12, 2020 |

The Director role in the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) remains filled on an interim basis, the HSE has confirmed.…

IHCA President looks to solutions to capacity and planning

By sa | Oct 10, 2020 |

The Government is making and facing “unenviable choices” during this pandemic, but these choices “would never have arisen, at least…

Doctors make up 5.2% of recent HCWs Covid cases

By David Lynch | Oct 9, 2020 |

Doctors made up 5.2 per cent of the Covid-19 cases among healthcare workers (HCWs) notified to the Health Protection Surveillance…

Talks on consultant status for public health doctors to commence this month

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 9, 2020 |

The IMO is to commence talks with the HSE and Department of Health later this month with the aim of…

New consultant association officially launched

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 8, 2020 |

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association (MDCA) was officially launched on 6 October, with almost 200 new members signing up…

Capacity and Recruitment highlighted in IMO pre-Budget submission

By sa | Oct 7, 2020 |

The IMO has called for urgent Government action in Budget 2021 to address “the ongoing crisis in doctor recruitment and…

New study to investigate prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in Irish healthcare workers

By sa | Oct 6, 2020 |

Today marks the start of a significant and important study of healthcare workers in two large acute hospitals. The PRECISE…

NUI Galway study examines mental health needs of frontline healthcare workers

By sa | Oct 6, 2020 |

NUI Galway researchers in collaboration with the University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, are leading the Frontline Worker Support (FLoWS) project to…

Almost one third of cancer incidence in Ireland attributable to 11 modifiable risk factors

By sa | Oct 6, 2020 |

A new report, published by the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) and co-funded by the Irish Cancer Society, shows…

SHOs rostered for 19 shifts in a row – Medical Council report

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 1, 2020 |

Trainees at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, reported that some SHOs were rostered to work a continuous shift pattern…

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