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European Investment Bank provides €40m support for RCSI campus development

By sa | Oct 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

RCSI has negotiated a €40 million second loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB), according to the College. The…

Sláintecare ‘presents political challenges’

By Sarah Gallagher | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Focus on strategy instead of implementation “too often” means that policy documents and reports end up “gathering dust”, according to…

Lariam ‘valid choice’ for malaria prevention in military

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Controversial anti-malarial Lariam (mefloquine) remains “a valid choice” for malaria chemoprophylaxis in the Defence Forces, the former Director of its…

Unite nearing 50 GPs needed for branch

By David Lynch | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As of late September, Unite trade union was “approaching” the number of GP members required to establish a GP branch,…

HSE to inform Medical Council of persistently poor prescribers

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

HSE data on doctors who over-prescribe benzodiazepines and z-drugs will now be shared with the Medical Council in cases where…

Secretary General warned of ‘white flag’ being raised in relation to off-site private practice

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Secretary General of the Department of Health expressed concern that health management was waving the “white flag at a…

Almost three quarters of Irish adults have two or more medical conditions

By sa | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A study from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) published in the Nature Journal Scientific Reports has shown, for…

Healthcare workers urged to get flu vaccine

By sa | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

The HSE today urged people in at-risk groups, including healthcare workers, to get vaccinated against influenza. Staff flu vaccination uptake…

HIV PrEP programme to commence next month

By sa | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A HIV PrEP programme will begin from 4 November, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister…

Budget 2020 criticised by IHCA

By sa | Oct 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Health Budget 2020 is “misdirected” and fails to adequately provide for the task of reducing the record number of acutely…

Government pledge 1,000 new frontline staff by end of 2021

By sa | Oct 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Government has claimed that it will spend €60 million to recruit 1,000 frontline staff “into the community” by the…

Health overruns challenge to delivering Budget – Donohoe

By sa | Oct 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe has said overruns in the health sector have significantly contributed…

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