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Consultant agitation mounts as IMO set to hold ballot

By sa | Nov 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO Council has voted in favour of organising a ballot of its consultant and NCHD members to undertake industrial…

IMO expected to vote to ballot for industrial action

By sa | Nov 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO is expected to vote in favour of organising a ballot of its consultants and NCHDs this evening to…

RCPI survey highlights doctors’ concerns about climate change

By sa | Nov 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Doctors working in the Irish health system are deeply concerned about the effect of climate change and pollution on the…

Surgeons and design students partner to create medical prototypes

By sa | Nov 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

An agreement between RCSI and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) to collaborate on healthcare innovations was signed…

Flexible trainees in surgery ‘often working 40 hours’

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Surgical trainees undertaking flexible training are “often working” 40 hours per week, yet this additional time is “not recognised” towards…

Activity-based funding implementation ‘stalled’

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Progress in implementing activity-based funding (ABF) has stalled due to a range of factors, a high-level policy document obtained by…

Irish research planned on ‘vaccine hesitancy’ – Immunisation Programme

By David Lynch | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

A bid for new funding for research on ‘vaccine hesitancy’ in Ireland has been submitted to the HSE and will…

Over 900 doctors removed after failure to pay Council fee

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 21, 2019 | 1 Comment

Some 983 doctors were removed from the medical register after failure to pay their registration fee this year. The list…

Litigation risks contribute to ‘attrition’ in BST obstetrics – IOG

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The RCPI Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (IOG) has highlighted “increasing attrition” in its basic specialist training (BST) programme due…

Medical education funding model may be ‘unsustainable’ – IMSC

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The model for funding Irish medical education will become unsustainable if international students cannot access an internship in Ireland or…

Old radiological machines failing during procedures

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

An internal HSE document has highlighted the problem of outdated radiological devices ‘failing’ during clinical procedures, the Medical Independent (MI)…

Membership of National Screening Advisory Committee announced

By sa | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The membership of the National Screening Advisory Committee (NSAC) has been announced today by the Minister for Health Simon Harris.…

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