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Weekly ‘low-risk’ alcohol guidelines to be reviewed

By David Lynch | Jan 21, 2022 |

A review and update of the weekly low-risk alcohol guidelines is upcoming and changes in drinking patterns during the pandemic…

Malaria antibody testing planned for first half of 2022

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 21, 2022 |

Malaria antibody testing will be introduced in the coming months after changes to the donor computer system are completed, according…

Pre-hospital regulator has ‘reached boundaries’ of legislation, DoH warned

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 21, 2022 |

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) has “reached the boundaries of existing legislation” in a number of critical areas including…

FSAI committee to prepare advice on concerns about cannabis edibles

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 21, 2022 |

The scientific committee in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is to prepare advice on the adverse health effects…

DoH group considering consultation on gabapentinoids

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 21, 2022 |

The early warning and emerging trends (EWET) group chaired by the Department of Health is considering a consultation process on…

Significant uptick in Covid cert helpline calls

By David Lynch | Jan 21, 2022 |

A “decline” in demand for the digital Covid certificate helpline has recently reversed, with approximately 3,700 calls to the service…

‘Enormous number’ of ED patients in current pandemic phase

By David Lynch | Jan 21, 2022 |

Emergency departments (EDs) have recently been experiencing large numbers of presentations during the current phase of the pandemic, Dr Fergal…

One-in-five trainees report ‘no action’ following bullying complaints – Medical Council survey

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 21, 2022 |

Almost one-in-five of trainees who were bullied in post told a person in authority, but “nothing happened”. A further 7…

Reformed stamp 4 process for doctors will be retrospective, indicates Department

By Catherine Reilly | Jan 20, 2022 |

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has indicated that doctors already in Ireland for two years or more will…

New clinical stop smoking guidelines launched

By Reporter | Jan 19, 2022 |

New national clinical effectiveness guidelines to help healthcare professionals assist adults to stop smoking were launched today. This new guideline…

CervicalCheck highlights barriers for women over 50 in accessing screening

By Reporter | Jan 17, 2022 |

Today, to mark Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (17 – 23 January), Ireland’s population screening programme, CervicalCheck, is highlighting the barriers…

HIQA completes further rolling reviews of evidence in relation to Omicron for NPHET

By Reporter | Jan 14, 2022 |

HIQA has noted the similarity of international agency assessments of the risks associated with Omicron and resulting public health guidance.…

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