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Women’s Health Taskforce established

By sa | Sep 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first meeting of a new Women’s Health Taskforce, established by Minister for Health Simon Harris, has taken place today.…

MHC finds high risk ratings in two mental health centres

By sa | Sep 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

In two new inspection reports the Mental Health Commission (MHC) has identified eight areas of high risk non-compliance in two…

HSE launches national model of care for people with severe and enduring mental illness and complex needs

By sa | Sep 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new model of care for people with severe mental illness and complex needs has been launched by the HSE.…

Fourteen doctors removed over indemnity requirements

By sa | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Failure to provide satisfactory evidence of indemnity cover led to 14 doctors being removed from the medical register in 2018. The Medical Practitioners…

IMO and Department due to discuss status of public health specialists later this month

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO is due to meet the Department of Health later this month regarding the implementation of the Crowe Horwath…

Warning on over-prescribing benzodiazepines, Z-drugs and pregabalin

By sa | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

As first revealed recently in the Medical Independent (MI), the Medical Council has issued a statement on over prescription of…

Hospital partnerships with universities ‘not critical’ to restructuring

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Academic linkages were not deemed a “critical factor” in the creation of the new regional healthcare structure, the Medical Independent…

Twelve potential pancreas donations did not proceed due to lack of manpower

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Twelve potential pancreas donations did not proceed in an eight-month period due to manpower deficits in organ donation and transplantation,…

Unpublished major review reveals flaws in waiting list reporting

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A major report has found Ireland compares poorly internationally on publication of waiting list data, the Medical Independent (MI) understands. …

Department of Health backs larger physician associate pilot

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health is managing a wider pilot on the role of physician associates (PAs) in Irish healthcare, the…

GP not deemed a HSE employee in transfer of training dispute

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Labour Court has overturned the decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that an assistant programme director of a…

€20m funding announced for 122 Sláintecare projects

By sa | Sep 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris has announced the successful applicants for the €20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund. Over 477 projects…

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