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HSE CEO confirms need to improve models of care for older people

By Paul Mulholland | Jun 18, 2020 |

The CEO of the HSE Mr Paul Reid has said the Covid-19 crisis has shown “very significant changes” in relation…

Survey of consultant psychiatrists shows increase in referrals and relapse

By sa | Jun 17, 2020 |

A survey of consultant psychiatrists by the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland shows the emergence of “a new mental health curve…

Exclusive: Proposed testing strategy for healthcare workers under consideration by NPHET

By Priscilla Lynch | Jun 16, 2020 |

A proposed Covid-19 testing strategy specifically for healthcare professionals is under consideration by the national public health emergency team (NPHET)…

HIQA finds room for improvement in first inspections of ionising radiation services

By sa | Jun 16, 2020 |

There is an opportunity for services to improve governance arrangements to ensure oversight of all areas within a facility that…

Delivery of PPE by Heroes-Aid to frontline workers at 200 locations today

By sa | Jun 16, 2020 |

Heroes-Aid, a voluntary not-for-profit organisation, established in the early stage of Covid-19 to protect and support frontline health care workers,…

New Programme for Government has ‘startling omissions’ – IMO

By sa | Jun 15, 2020 |

The IMO has said that the healthcare measures set to be announced in the new Programme for Government, based on…

Doctors’ specialist registration granted against advice

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 15, 2020 |

The Medical Council has granted specialist registration to some doctors against the recommendation of Irish postgraduate training bodies, the Medical…

Warnings about increased GP retirements

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 15, 2020 |
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Greater numbers of GPs will retire from practice due to concerns about contracting the novel coronavirus, GPs have warned. Research…

Staff let go from GP practices

By David Lynch | Jun 15, 2020 |

Some GPs have had to let staff go during the Covid-19 pandemic and it is an issue the IMO is…

HSE abandons tender and changes WhatsApp policy

By David Lynch | Jun 15, 2020 |

The HSE has abandoned a tender procurement process to provide a messaging service for its staff, the Medical Independent (MI)…

HSE board backs legal protection for BreastCheck audits

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 15, 2020 |

The HSE board has agreed that legislative measures should be taken to ensure the continuation of programmatic reviews of interval…

Programme for Government leaves ‘funding crisis for new medicines’- IPHA

By sa | Jun 15, 2020 |

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) has warned that the draft ‘Programme for Government – Our Shared Future’, published today…

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