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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…

Risk vs reward in surgery

By David Lynch | Nov 22, 2019 |

The recent Millin Meeting in the RCSI looked at risk in surgery in the private and public hospital sector. David…

On-message: What Irish hospitals spend on PR

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 21, 2019 |

Have you ever wondered how much resource your hospital and Hospital Group accords to public relations? Catherine Reilly investigates Five…

A simmering battle on abortion rights

By Bette Browne | Nov 14, 2019 |

The US Supreme Court is deciding on the constitutionality of abortion restrictions in the state of Louisiana, which proponents say…

Irish research holds the key to improving alpha-1 awareness

By Sandra Ryan | Nov 14, 2019 |

Sandra Ryan outlines new and emerging research presented at the 2019 Alpha-1 Conference held in Dublin recently Dublin’s Marino Institute…

Behind the lines of the ethical guide

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 14, 2019 |

The enactment of new legislation on termination of pregnancy required the Medical Council to update its ethical guide. Catherine Reilly…

Acting locally, impacting globally

By David Lynch | Nov 14, 2019 |

Irish doctors have a long history of working in the developing world. A new initiative seeks to co-ordinate the Irish…

Bridging eye clinics with community services

By Mr Aaron Mullaniff | Nov 1, 2019 |

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

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