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Targets required for flexible training – IMO rep

By Catherine Reilly | Dec 6, 2021 |
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Targets are required for flexible training and a broader scope of specialties should be involved, the Chair of the IMO…

Doctors call for Ireland to support TRIPS waiver

By David Lynch | Dec 6, 2021 |
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More than 300 doctors have signed a petition calling for the Irish Government to support the TRIPS (Trade Related aspects…

HSE board backs primary care centre review

By Valerie Ryan | Dec 6, 2021 |
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A recommendation for the scoping of a comprehensive review of future primary care centre requirements taking account of geographical coverage,…

Anti-cancer systemic therapy programme under pressure

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 6, 2021 |
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A number of major issues were identified regarding the operation of the systemic therapy programme at the meeting of the…

Cyberattack exacerbated recruitment difficulties

By David Lynch | Dec 6, 2021 |
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The cyberattack on the HSE earlier this year “significantly” impacted the longstanding recruitment challenges faced by the health service, the…

Cannabis products assigned reimbursement codes

By Sa | Dec 1, 2021 |

Specified controlled drug products have been assigned administrative codes by the HSE under the medical cannabis access programme (MCAP). The…

Direct consultant recruitment pilot paused

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 1, 2021 |

The HSE has confirmed to the Medical Independent (MI) that the pilot allowing Hospital Groups to directlyrecruit consultants remains suspended.…

Influenza A(H3) predominant strain in European sporadic influenza detections

By Valerine Ryan | Dec 1, 2021 |

Only four confirmed influenza cases have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) this winter to date. One…

The challenges and rewards of military medicine

By Lt Col Dr Anthony Corcoran, Bette Browne | Nov 29, 2021 |
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Lt Col Dr Anthony Corcoran, Medical School Commandant at the Central Medical Unit, Irish Defence Forces,knows all about the risks…

Department admits to mistakes in Irish language translations

By Valerie Ryan | Nov 29, 2021 |

Senior officials at the Department of Health have acknowledged recent Irish language translation deficiencies, specifically with regards to the EU…

Concern over ‘extremely limited’ translation services for refugees

By David Lynch | Nov 25, 2021 |

Interpreters and “key workers” available to refugees engaging with health services are “extremely limited in Ireland”, a HSE committee meeting…

Programme manager recruited for long Covid care model – HSE

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 25, 2021 |

The HSE has recruited a programme manager for a long Covid care model, a spokesperson has informed the Medical Independent…

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