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Community vaccinations ‘could run into problems’, warn GPs

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 5, 2021 |

Chair of the IMO GP committee Dr Denis McCauley has warned that rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations in the community “could…

Health services need increased resources to tackle obesity

By sa | Mar 4, 2021 |

On World Obesity Day, a leading bariatric surgeon has called on the Department of Health and the HSE to commit increased resources…

Ireland first European state to produce meat plant Covid guidelines

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 3, 2021 |

Ireland has become the first European country to produce specific national Covid-19 guidance for meat processing plants (MMPs).  Published recently…

Correct diagnosis of genetic condition could help patients stop smoking

By David | Mar 3, 2021 |

New research shows that people diagnosed with a genetic condition, called alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), are far more likely to…

Private hospitals ‘not liable’ for consultant errors – PHA

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 3, 2021 |

Private hospitals should not be liable for the clinical negligence of self-employed consultants with admitting privileges, the Private Hospitals Association…

Reducing medication-related harm ‘considerable challenge’ – HSE

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 3, 2021 |

There are significant gaps in the services available nationally to reduce medication-related harm, according to a HSE briefing document obtained…

Risk of ‘adverse impact’ on paediatric services due to NCH delay

By David Lynch | Mar 3, 2021 |

The HSE is concerned about the “risk of adverse impact” on provision of children’s health services, and financial and reputational…

National ICU donation database ‘to proceed’ – NOCA

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 3, 2021 |

A national database for organ donation in intensive care units (ICUs) is due to be implemented this year, according to…

Half-time applications raised by CAAC

By David Lynch | Mar 3, 2021 |

The number of “half-time” posts being presented before the consultant applications advisory committee (CAAC) was raised by members at its…

Some GP frustration amid vaccine rollout

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 2, 2021 |

More than 90,000 people over the age of 80 will have received their first Covid-19 vaccine dose by the end…

January was busiest month for Covid tracing calls

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 2, 2021 |

The number of Covid-19 contact tracing calls made by the HSE increased sharply by almost 200 per cent in January,…

Public health specialists to enter ‘intensive’ negotiations with Department

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 2, 2021 |

IMO public health specialists will begin an intense round of negotiations with the Department of Health this week aimed at…

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