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New blood test predicts which Covid-19 patients will develop severe infection

By sa | Oct 14, 2020 |

Scientists have developed, for the first time, a score that can accurately predict which patients will develop a severe form of…

Health investment is ‘much needed backing’- IHCA

By sa | Oct 13, 2020 |

The IHCA has said the investment in the health sector announced today “deserves to be recognised”. Commenting on budget 2021,…

Budget increase welcome but multi-annual funding required – IMO

By sa | Oct 13, 2020 |

The IMO has welcomed a number of initiatives in Budget 2021 but emphasised the need for multi annual funding. The…

Irish Heart Foundation seeks GP practices for cardiovascular disease management pilot

By sa | Oct 13, 2020 |

Expressions of Interest are sought from general practices in Leinster for an innovative chronic disease management pilot project  in cardiovascular…

College of Psychiatrists call for greater investment in mental health services

By sa | Oct 12, 2020 |

The College of Psychiatrists of Ireland has called on the Government to show their commitment financially to mental health service…

Autumn medical graduates ‘struggling’ due to lack of intern places

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 12, 2020 |

Doctors who graduated from medical schools in autumn are “jobless” and “struggling” as there is no second entry point to…

83 fitness to practise cases await hearing

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 12, 2020 |

Some 83 cases are waiting to be heard by fitness to practise (FTP) inquiry at the Medical Council. Of these…

Alternative pathways into GP training being examined

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 12, 2020 |

The ICGP is examining alternative pathways for entry into general practice training as part of efforts to increase the number…

HPSC Director role filled on interim basis pending reforms

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 12, 2020 |

The Director role in the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) remains filled on an interim basis, the HSE has confirmed.…

More vaccine storage capacity by end of year

By David Lynch | Oct 12, 2020 |

The HSE is currently “securing” more vaccine storage space, which will be in place by the end of the year,…

IHCA President looks to solutions to capacity and planning

By sa | Oct 10, 2020 |

The Government is making and facing “unenviable choices” during this pandemic, but these choices “would never have arisen, at least…

Doctors make up 5.2% of recent HCWs Covid cases

By David Lynch | Oct 9, 2020 |

Doctors made up 5.2 per cent of the Covid-19 cases among healthcare workers (HCWs) notified to the Health Protection Surveillance…

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