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Preparations ‘continuing’ for industrial action – IMO

By sa | Jan 8, 2020 |

The IMO has confirmed it will meet Minister for Health Simon Harris this Friday (10 January) to discuss the Government’s…

Cancellation of essential surgery in Cork ‘not acceptable’ – IHCA

By sa | Jan 7, 2020 |

The IHCA has warned that the decision yesterday to cancel all elective surgery at Cork’s public hospitals will have severe knock-on…

High risk ratings noted in new MHC reports

By sa | Jan 6, 2020 |

A total of 12 areas of high risk non compliance and one “critical” have been identified at three sites in…

PSI investigating statutory complaint on Epilim supply

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 6, 2020 |

A statutory complaint has been made to the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) in relation to the supply of sodium…

‘Sláintecare’ contract can attract consultants – de Buitléir

By Paul Mulholland | Jan 6, 2020 |

The Chair of the independent review group established to examine private activity in public hospitals, Dr Donal de Buitléir (PhD),…

€12m spent on Brexit ‘warehousing and stockpiling’

By David Lynch | Jan 6, 2020 |

The HSE spent €8 million last year on various resources in preparation for Brexit, excluding the cost of “warehousing and…

Risk to HSE’s reputation if audit recommendations not implemented

By Paul Mulholland | Jan 6, 2020 |

The continued non-implementation of internal audit recommendations has the ability to inflict “significant reputational damage” on the HSE, the Medical…

MSM deferral period was not endorsed by IBTS medical committee

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 6, 2020 |

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) introduced a one-year deferral period for blood donations from men who have sex with…

New consultant contract to be introduced in second quarter of 2020 – Ministers

By sa | Dec 18, 2019 |

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe have announced a new Sláintecare…

IMO responds to Taoiseach’s comments on consultant pay

By sa | Dec 18, 2019 |

The IMO has said it “notes” the proposal by the Taoiseach in the Dáil this morning to offer public-only consultant…

Medical Council achieves international quality accreditation

By sa | Dec 18, 2019 |

The Medical Council has become the first regulatory body in the country to achieve international accreditation from the International Society…

IMO consultants and NCHDs vote in favour of industrial action

By sa | Dec 17, 2019 |

IMO consultant and NCHD members have voted in favour of industrial action. This is the first time that consultants and…

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