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New investigative unit costs Council more than €325,000

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

The Medical Council paid over €59,000 to a PR company in 2012 for “external support for communications activities,” according to information obtained by the Medical Independent (MI).

Donors say they are ‘generally satisfied’ with Dublin blood clinic

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

A survey of blood donors has found that they are “generally satisfied to continue using” the blood donation clinic on D’Olier Street in central Dublin, an IBTS spokesperson has informed the Medical Independent (MI).

Tusla staff to take up dedicated roles for domestic and sexual violence services this year

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

Staff at Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, will be taking on dedicated roles in the domestic violence and sexual violence (DVSV) services in 2015, this newspaper has been told.

Over €5m on agency staff in Drogheda

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

Some €5.77 million was spent on agency doctors at Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) Hospital, Drogheda, in the first 10 months of 2014, according to figures released by the HSE to the Medical Independent (MI).

Proposals on consultant contract ‘doomed to fail’ – IHCA

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

The IHCA today said the new entrant hospital consultant contract proposals are “are doomed to fail” and do not address the consultant recruitment crisis.

UL Hospitals Group is planning to introduce new doctors’ dress code

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

A paper on a new doctors’ dress code was submitted at the May 2014 meeting of the UL Hospitals Group Board, according to minutes seen by this newspaper under a Freedom of Information request.

Expansion of CPD requirements

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

The Medical Council is planning to expand the requirements of doctors under professional competence, the Medical Independent (MI) can reveal.

31% increase in calls to suicide helpline over Christmas

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

Calls to Console’s free suicide helpline rose by almost a third over the recent Christmas period, the suicide prevention and bereavement charity have stated.

Donors say they are ‘generally satisfied’ with Dublin blood clinic

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

A survey of blood donors has found that they are “generally satisfied to continue using” the blood donation clinic on D’Olier Street in central Dublin, an IBTS spokesperson has informed the Medical Independent (MI).

Probe into flu jab ‘quality defect’

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

A HPRA investigation into a “quality defect” with a number of flu vaccination units is ongoing, this newspaper has learned.

Proposals on consultant contract ‘doomed to fail’ – IHCA

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

The IHCA today said the new entrant hospital consultant contract proposals are “are doomed to fail” and do not address the consultant recruitment crisis.

Tusla staff to take up dedicated roles for domestic and sexual violence services this year

By sa | Jan 20, 2015 |

Staff at Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, will be taking on dedicated roles in the domestic violence and sexual violence (DVSV) services in 2015, this newspaper has been told.

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