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IMO awaiting Labour Court decision on compassionate leave

By David Lynch | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO is awaiting a Labour Court decision on staff compassionate leave in the HSE before raising the issue again…

HSE to tender for waiting list system

By Paul Mulholland | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The HSE will go to tender for a waiting list management system in the next two-to-three months, the Medical Independent…

Medical Council set to ‘grandfather’ consultants

By Paul Mulholland | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Medical Council will be able to ‘grandfather’ consultants who were appointed prior to 2008 and are not on the…

CPE risk on Beaumont ward ‘beyond acceptable’

By Catherine Reilly | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The possibility of acquiring carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on Beaumont Hospital’s Hamilton Ward was “beyond” a level appropriate to ask patients…

Vhi claims it ‘owns’ procedure codes and threatened legal action

By Catherine Reilly | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vhi has claimed copyright over the schedule of benefits, including codes and descriptions of medical procedures, used by other health…

GPs vote in favour of €210m IMO GP deal

By sa | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The President of the IMO has welcomed GPs voting in favour of the IMO’s €210 million deal with the Government…

HSE must ‘build culture’ of delivering within budget- new DG

By sa | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The HSE must “build a culture of delivering within the budget allocated to us by the state,” the new HSE…

NAGP goes into liquidation

By Niamh Cahill | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The NAGP has entered into voluntary liquidation, GP members have been informed.  In an official member update from NAGP Directors…

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…

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