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IMO and Department due to discuss status of public health specialists later this month

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO is due to meet the Department of Health later this month regarding the implementation of the Crowe Horwath…

Warning on over-prescribing benzodiazepines, Z-drugs and pregabalin

By sa | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

As first revealed recently in the Medical Independent (MI), the Medical Council has issued a statement on over prescription of…

Hospital partnerships with universities ‘not critical’ to restructuring

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Academic linkages were not deemed a “critical factor” in the creation of the new regional healthcare structure, the Medical Independent…

Twelve potential pancreas donations did not proceed due to lack of manpower

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Twelve potential pancreas donations did not proceed in an eight-month period due to manpower deficits in organ donation and transplantation,…

Unpublished major review reveals flaws in waiting list reporting

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A major report has found Ireland compares poorly internationally on publication of waiting list data, the Medical Independent (MI) understands. …

Department of Health backs larger physician associate pilot

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health is managing a wider pilot on the role of physician associates (PAs) in Irish healthcare, the…

GP not deemed a HSE employee in transfer of training dispute

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Labour Court has overturned the decision of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that an assistant programme director of a…

€20m funding announced for 122 Sláintecare projects

By sa | Sep 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris has announced the successful applicants for the €20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund. Over 477 projects…

GP emigration rate has halved in past two years

By sa | Sep 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

An ICGP survey of GP trainees and recent graduates (2014-2018) has found that while 35 per cent of GPs trainees…

Accrediting interpreters requires ‘Government decision’

By Sarah Gallagher | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Acting on HSE-commissioned research to ensure appropriate accreditation of language interpreters would require a “Government decision”, the Executive has informed…

RCPI recruitment paper nears finalisation

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

An internal RCPI document on how it can help address doctor recruitment and retention problems in the Irish health service…

Opioid ‘misprescribing’ needs a ‘concerted response’ — Medical Council CEO

By Catherine Reilly | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The problem of “opioid misprescribing” is among a number of issues that came to the Medical Council’s special attention during…

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