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Overcrowded house: The dilemma of distancing in EDs

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 13, 2020 |

Irish hospitals have suffered from chronic overcrowding for a number of years. Now that patient attendances are returning to pre-pandemic…

A time for mediation

By Dr Domhnall Heron | Jul 10, 2020 |

GP trainee in Co Leitrim Dr Domhnall Heron describes a new mediation service for frontline healthcare workers regarding issues arising…

A pioneer of respiratory medicine in Ireland

By Prof Ross Morgan | Jun 29, 2020 |

Prof Luke Clancy recently received the Irish Thoracic Society Award (ITS) for Outstanding Contribution to Respiratory Medicine. Consultant Respiratory Physician,…

The impact of Covid-19: A view from an intern

By Dr Amy Worrall | Jun 29, 2020 |

IMO NCHD committee member Dr Amy Worrall discusses her experience facing Covid-19 as an intern on the infectious diseases team…

Examining oestrogen’s role in responding to the novel coronavirus

By Anna Wedderburn | Jun 29, 2020 |

Covid-19 has already been reported to affect men more severely than women. Anna Wedderburn speaks to the lead researchers of…

WHO is leading the world’s response to Covid-19?

By David Lynch | Jun 29, 2020 |

Covid-19 is one of the greatest challenges the World Health Organisation has faced since its foundation in 1948. More than…

TCD immunology project at cutting edge of Irish Covid-19 research

By Anna Wedderburn | Jun 15, 2020 |

Anna Wedderburn reports on a recent Trinity College Dublin webinar about immunological research into Covid-19 In April, the Trinity Covid-19…

How Covid-19 has impacted the GP surgery

By David Lynch | Jun 15, 2020 |

General practice has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19. David Lynch reports on a recent online conference…

Private consultants and the Covid-19 crisis

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 15, 2020 |

Niamh Cahill reports on the fallout from the Government’s deal with private hospitals and how it divided consultants As private…

Psychiatrist calls for healthcare employers to be ‘proactive’ in supporting staff

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 15, 2020 |

Healthcare professionals are often perfectionistic and set high expectations but it is important to admit vulnerability and take time out…

Exit interview: Medical Council chief departs for US role

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 15, 2020 |

Mr Bill Prasifka, who is departing his role as CEO of the Medical Council, recounts some of the key developments…

Adjusting to a new reality – Cappagh’s transition to a trauma centre

By Ms Angela Lee | Jun 3, 2020 |

Ms Angela Lee, Chief Executive of the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, outlines the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the…

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