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Covid and infection control in Community Healthcare West

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 7, 2021 |

The 2020 annual report of Community Healthcare West contains valuable insights into how additional infection prevention and control supports were…

A cultural challenge for medicine

By Catherine Reilly | Dec 7, 2021 |

As the diversity of the medical profession increases, and retention becomes ever more critical, the need for flexible training for…

Public health: Facing down another wave

By David Lynch | Nov 30, 2021 |

While the historic agreement to provide consultant status to specialists in public health medicine was a welcomedevelopment, the specialty is…

Covid research in Ireland: The story so far

By Anna Wedderburn | Nov 15, 2021 |

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ireland has played its part in global efforts to understand SARS-CoV-2 anddevelop strategies for…

NCHDs report sense of ‘disrespect’ over overtime payments

By David Lynch | Nov 15, 2021 |

David Lynch reports on the IMO’s recent frustration over the failure of the HSE to pay NCHDs agreed overtime rates.…

Establishment of Decision Support Service continues to face difficulties

By Paul Mulholland, Valerie Ryan | Nov 15, 2021 |

Paul Mulholland and Valerie Ryan report on latest developments in regard to rolling out the Decision Support Service,and the delays…

Covid control: What next for healthcare staff?

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 15, 2021 |

The Covid-19 pandemic is far from over and the protection of healthcare workers will remain an issue of concern for…

Obesity: Finding a model that fits

By David Lynch | Nov 3, 2021 |

With a new model of care and planned developments in both hospital and primary care settings, David Lynch looks at…

Clinical challenges in cancer genetics and genomics

By Dr Terri McVeigh | Oct 26, 2021 |

Dr Terri McVeigh provides an overview of developments in genomic medicine as they relate to cancer Genomic medicine is one…

What does the Budget mean for healthcare?

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 26, 2021 |

An early analysis of Budget 2022 by the Parliamentary Budget Office points to the difficulty in assessing certain aspectsof healthcare…

Unanswered questions on Maternity and Infant Care Scheme

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 26, 2021 |

A recent column in the Medical Independent by GP Dr Lucia Gannon warned of an erosion of the Maternity and…

A looming catastrophe for healthcare in Afghanistan

By Bette Browne | Oct 13, 2021 |

The horrors witnessed during the US and allied withdrawal from Afghanistan shocked the world and now the country’shealthcare system is…

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