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Department to spend €60,000 on IT security

By Niamh Cahill | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health has announced plans to further safeguard its IT systems from cyber-attacks. The Department is currently seeking…

Dangers of maternal smoking highlighted in new study

By sa | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The rare but sometimes life-threatening condition bacterial meningitis is 49 per cent more likely to occur among children aged five and under born…

Fine Gael most popular party among GPs – poll

By Niamh Cahill | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A poll of GP election preferences conducted by medical directory website GPBuddy.ie has found more than one-quarter of GPs intend…

Consultant deficits impacted BowelScreen targets – UL Group CEO

By Catherine Reilly | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Consultant resignations and failed recruitment campaigns directly led to poor compliance with BowelScreen targets at Ennis Hospital last year, the…

NAGP chair ‘hopeful’ amid controversy

By Niamh Cahill | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

NAGP Chairperson Dr Andy Jordan has said he is optimistic a rescue package to ensure the future of the Association…

Seven CBD orthodontic cases referred to gardai

By Catherine Reilly | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are seven cases with the Garda ‘fraud squad’ relating to orthodontic care received under the EU Cross-Border Directive (CBD).…

Majority of consultants compliant with contract – HSE report

By Paul Mulholland | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The first report under the new consultant contract compliance framework has shown a low level of non-compliance regarding private practice,…

Ireland’s largest provider of private healthcare set for merger with US group

By Niamh Cahill | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A merger between Ireland’s largest independent hospital group and a major US health provider is due to be completed by…

IMO vote on GP deal due before end of May

By sa | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO has issued a ballot to members on whether or not they wish to enter into an agreement with…

Doctors express serious concerns over open disclosure

By Paul Mulholland | May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Doctors expressed serious concerns about proposed legislation on open disclosure during the IMO AGM. Dean of Professional Development and Practice…

34 applied for HSE DG job, four made final interview

By David Lynch | May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over 30 people applied for the HSE Director General (DG) position and four were invited to the final interview stage.…

NAGP governance review recommendations await implementation

By Niamh Cahill | May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

None of the recommendations of an independent governance review of the NAGP, completed last year, had been implemented when its…

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