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Bridging eye clinics with community services

By Mr Aaron Mullaniff | Nov 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) aims to have an eye clinic liaison officer (ECLO) embedded across…

Redundancy reckoning

By sa | Nov 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The issue of redundancy payments for staff in single-handed rural GP practices is becoming a big concern. David Lynch reports …

Is activity-based funding still active?

By Paul Mulholland | Nov 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Activity-based funding was intended to create a stronger link between the resourcing of hospitals and their activity levels. However, the…

A financial overview of the private nursing home sector

By Brian Haugh | Oct 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The arrival of large institutional investors with a long-term investment horizon has contributed to the older person care sector in…

Breathing new life into respiratory care in Ireland

By Prof Muiris Fitzgerald, Ms Suzanne McCormack, and Prof Anthony O'Regan | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

‘A History of the Irish Thoracic Society’ was recently published. This is an extract from the publication,charting the rise of…

Intern post deficit challenges Irish medicine

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The recent delisting of four Irish medical schools by Singaporean authorities for the purposes of basic medical registration has underscored…

When GPs are United?

By David Lynch | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

With the planned extension of free GP care, pressure in out-of-hours services and big changes in GP politics, David Lynch…

Regulator gets prescriptive on meds misuse

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recent statement from the Medical Council warned doctors of possible sanction if they over-prescribed certain medications. Catherine Reilly reports…

The writer will see you now

By David Lynch | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

In recent years an increasing number of doctors have published medical memoirs and non-fiction books. David Lynch charts this phenomenon…

The battle against climate change

By Dr Ina Kelly | Oct 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The effects of climate change on health are many and require urgent action A medical student recently asked me why…

The beginning of the end for vaping?

By Bette Browne | Oct 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

US health agencies are investigating a number of suspected vaping-related deaths and illnesses and have warned people to stop vaping…

The stories that bind us

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Paul Mulholland reports on this year’s dotMD conference, which largely focused on the value of storytelling Ask anyone who has…

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