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Covid-19 profile in Ireland ‘generally stable’ – NPHET briefing

By sa | May 14, 2021 |

The profile of Covid-19 in Ireland is “generally stable with grounds for optimism”, according to Prof Philip Nolan, Chair of…

Doctors tax compliance drive yields €83.5 million

By Catherine Reilly | May 14, 2021 |

Over €83,500,000 has been yielded under Revenue’s medical consultants tax compliance programme since 2013, involving the closure of 733 cases,…

Legal provisions ‘an intrusion’ on doctor/patient communications

By David Lynch | May 14, 2021 |

The “bureaucratic and legalistic” process of mandatory open disclosure in proposed legislation will represent an “intrusion into the patient/doctor encounter”,…

HSE examining extent of delayed diagnosis of endometrial cancer

By Catherine Reilly | May 14, 2021 |

The HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer has commissioned work to determine “the extent to which and if delayed diagnosis of endometrial…

Large decrease in GP co-op treatment visits

By Niamh Cahill | May 14, 2021 |

Treatment visits at out-of-hours GP co-ops have reduced by an average of 65 per cent compared to last year, according…

Indefinite contracts reflect ‘serious’ recruitment issues

By David Lynch | May 14, 2021 |

Contracts of indefinite duration (CIDs) for consultants are “not best employment practice”, but reflect serious recruitment problems in certain specialties,…

RCPI proposes actions to improve Irish breastfeeding rates

By sa | May 14, 2021 |

The RCPI has called for greater support for breastfeeding families, better education for the public and for healthcare professionals, and…

Ireland declares Indian SARS CoV-2 variant a ‘variant of concern’

By Niamh Cahill | May 13, 2021 |

Ireland has officially declared the B.1.617.2 or Indian variant of SARS CoV-2 as a “variant of concern” (VOC), according to…

New HPSC guidance for vaccinated people and close contacts

By Niamh Cahill | May 12, 2021 |

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has said individuals vaccinated against Covid-19 and who are identified as close contacts of…

Government launches Healthy Ireland strategic action plan 2021-25

By sa | May 11, 2021 |

The Department of Health’s Healthy Ireland Strategic Action Plan 2021-2025 has been published today. According to the Department, it will…

Many GPs expected not to continue Covid-19 vaccinations after vulnerable groups have been vaccinated

By Niamh Cahill | May 11, 2021 |

The IMO is in talks with the HSE on GPs continuing to administer Covid-19 vaccinations after vulnerable patient groups have…

2,700 doctors took RCPI exams using remote invigilation technology

By sa | May 11, 2021 |

The RCPI has announced that 2,700 doctors, from 38 countries, have taken its written membership examinations for postgraduate medical qualifications…

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