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Messaging on Covid-19 testing ‘confused’ – Health Protection Director

By CATHERINE REILLY | Aug 5, 2020 |

The public messaging and understanding around the role of Covid-19 testing has become “increasingly confused”, the HSE national director of…

Changes to testing and contact tracing system required – Oireachtas committee

By sa | Aug 5, 2020 |

The Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 Response is calling for changes to the current Covid-19 testing and contact tracing system…

GP practice payments are ‘totally misleading’

By sa | Aug 4, 2020 |

The Chair of the IMO GP committee has said criticism of GPs regarding HSE payments made to GP practices is “totally misleading”.…

HIQA launches public consultation on electronic patient summary

By sa | Aug 4, 2020 |

HIQA has commenced a national public consultation on its Draft Recommendations on the Implementation of a National Electronic Patient Summary. HIQA…

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Oireachtas report calls for ‘urgent’ action to protect nursing homes in potential Covid-19 second wave

By sa | Jul 31, 2020 |

The Special Committee on Covid-19 Response is calling for immediate action and reform of the nursing home sector, to protect…

HSE Covid-19 guidelines too restrictive, it is claimed

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 31, 2020 |

HSE guidelines for Covid-19 testing are restrictive and fail to take account of other manifestations of the disease, a leading…

NPHET draft paper included a 6th class pilot from June

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 31, 2020 |

A pilot initiative for the return of 6th class in primary school during phase two of the reopening of society…

Release of new fitness to drive information

By sa | Jul 28, 2020 |

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) in association with the National Office for Traffic Medicine (NOTM) at the RCPI today announced the…

Covid-19 highlights need for more medical scientists in hospitals  

By sa | Jul 23, 2020 |

There is an urgent need for more medical scientists working in hospitals as all laboratories face serious recruitment and retention…

Sympathies extended to family of Dublin doctor who died from Covid-19

By sa | Jul 22, 2020 |

The CEO of the HSE Mr Paul Reid has extended his sympathies to the family and loved ones of Dr…

‘Limited clinical oversight’ of nursing homes – HIQA

By sa | Jul 21, 2020 |

Clinical oversight in most nursing homes has been “very limited”, especially in the private sector, according to a new HIQA…

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