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In the army now

By Captain Lisa McNamee | Jan 6, 2020 |

Captain Lisa McNamee, military medicine trainee, provides an overview of the military medicine training scheme and describes the benefits of…

The health effects of immigration policy in the US

By Bette Browne | Jan 6, 2020 |

US doctors are concerned about fatalities among migrant children in detention centres and are demanding action by the government. Bette…

The private activity debate

By Paul Mulholland | Jan 6, 2020 |

A meeting was held in Dublin in December on the ramifications of withdrawing private activity from public hospitals. Paul Mulholland…

Combatting FGM in Ireland

By Sandra Ryan | Jan 6, 2020 |

Sandra Ryan reports on a recent conference, which highlighted the need to raise awareness of female genital mutilation AkiDwA, Ireland’s…

The Brexit build up

By David Lynch | Jan 6, 2020 |

With Brexit due to take place at the end of this month, recent minutes from the HSE’s audit and risk…

Valproate: ‘Who knew what and when?’

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 6, 2020 |

In May 2018 the Oireachtas Health Committee recommended an inquiry into prescription of valproate medicines in Ireland and prompt roll-out…

What next for pharmacists?

By Catherine Reilly | Dec 17, 2019 |

Threatened fee cuts to community pharmacists will not now proceed, but it remains unclear when and how their role will…

Charities push forward health research agenda

By Dr Avril Kennan, PhD | Dec 3, 2019 |

Dr Avril Kennan (PhD) outlines the contribution that healthcare charities make to research and how this benefits patients There are…

Divided opinions on regional divide

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 3, 2019 |

Paul Mulholland examines communications between the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) and the Department of Health in relation…

The elusive good night’s sleep…

By David Lynch | Dec 3, 2019 |

The need for adequate sleep is becoming a more prominent public health concern. The issue has particular resonance for doctors…

Looking behind illness certification

By Mr Niall Rooney | Nov 22, 2019 |

GPs should be aware of the latest guidance regarding patients who require illness certification GPs are often asked by their…

Information overload

By Danielle Barron | Nov 22, 2019 |

Danielle Barron examines the use of clinical decision support technology by doctors and asks what it is contributing to medical…

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