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Sláintecare and neurological services

By Priscilla Lynch | Feb 17, 2020 |

A recent event aimed at exploring the implications of Sláintecare for neurological care highlighted some startling facts and strong opinions…

Unlocking the potential of genomics

By David Lynch | Feb 17, 2020 |

The appointment of a new HSE director and the formation of a national strategy will progress genomics in Ireland, a…

How RCSI became a university

By Catherine Reilly | Feb 17, 2020 |

In December, the Education Minister Joe McHugh tweeted a picture from his office with the message, ‘Sign-off. Putting pen to…

Are out-of-hours GP co-op services still viable?

By Niamh Cahill | Feb 3, 2020 |

The GP out-of-hours service is in crisis and at risk of imploding, GPs have warned. Niamh Cahill examines the problems…

Providing a nationwide palliative medicines information service

By Ms Eimear O'Dwyer | Jan 21, 2020 |

Ms Eimear O’Dwyer, Chief Pharmacist, Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, outlines the importance of providing an information service dedicated…

Meeting raises awareness of mental health issues

By Ms Brid O'Meara | Jan 21, 2020 |

Ms Brid O’Meara,Director of Services, Aware, provides an overview of a recent conference on the future of depression and biopolar…

Assisting doctors in financial distress

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 21, 2020 |

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund Society of Ireland has a long history of assisting doctors in financial distress due to…

Reaching the e-health promised land

By David Lynch | Jan 21, 2020 |

There is broad consensus about the need for significant e-health improvement in the Irish health system as we begin 2020.…

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…

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