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‘Deep dive’ analysis of healthcare worker Covid-19 infections being conducted

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 10, 2020 |

A ‘deep dive’ analysis of Covid-19 infection in healthcare workers to establish the likely causes is being carried out by University College…

Staff sick leave and historic data anonymisation led to Covid-19 reporting delay – report

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 9, 2020 |

The historic practice of anonymising healthcare worker data was a contributing factor to delays in the uploading of Covid-19 positive…

Govt faces demands for independent inquiry on sodium valproate impact

By sa | Jul 8, 2020 |

The newly formed coalition Government must now commission an independent inquiry into the historical licencing and use of a common…

Covid-19 public health messaging ‘gone off the boil’

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 8, 2020 |

Former President of the IMO and North Dublin-based GP Dr Ray Walley has raised concerns that the change in Government…

Opioid addiction service waiting times fell dramatically

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 8, 2020 |

Waiting lists for opioid addiction services have fallen dramatically since the lockdown was introduced in March, it has emerged. According…

Emerging evidence underlines psychological impact of Covid-19

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 8, 2020 |

Patients recovering from Covid-19 can suffer from depression, anxiety, reduced sleep quality and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to emerging…

Ireland’s Covid tracker app officially launched

By sa | Jul 7, 2020 |

The Covid Tracker App for Ireland has been launched today by the Department of Health and HSE. The app aims…

Pharmacists call for national Dispose of Unused Medicines Properly (DUMP) scheme

By sa | Jul 7, 2020 |

One third of unused medicines in Ireland are either ‘flushed’ or thrown in bins, according to new research from the Irish…

Sharp decline in contact tracing calls

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 6, 2020 |

The number of contact tracing calls made by the HSE has significantly declined since the height of the pandemic in the…

COSECSA fellowship exams postponed for 2020 due to pandemic

By David Lynch | Jul 6, 2020 |

The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) fellowship exams for this year have been postponed because…

Medical Council will recruit permanent CEO later in 2020

By sa | Jul 3, 2020 |

The Medical Council has appointed Mr Philip Brady as CEO to replace Mr Bill Prasifka, whose term of office came to an…

Survey of women with epilepsy identifies serious concerns with sodium valproate (Epilim) safety measures

By sa | Jul 3, 2020 |

A new survey undertaken by Epilepsy Ireland has found that one in six (17 per cent) women who are currently taking…

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