The amount of money the HSE erroneously spent on salary overpayments increased in 2016, in spite of the Executive’s attempts to resolve the problem, the Medical Independent (MI) can reveal.
Minister for Health Simon Harris has requested “enhanced” monthly reporting of the progress of the 2017 HSE National Service Plan.
The HSE has distributed 50,000 more flu vaccines this season than it did during last year’s flu season.
All GPs working at Shannondoc are set to have the same terms and conditions in a bid to quell ongoing unrest among members, the Medical Independent (MI) understands.
A decision has not yet been taken on whether to renew Tamiflu stockpiles, the Department of Health has told this newspaper.
The HSE Confidential Recipient for Vulnerable Persons has highlighted to HIQA that she is not informed about the outcome of concerns she relays to the Authority regarding private nursing homes.
It is intended that the cost of the HSE Healthcare Leadership Masterclass on 27-28 April will be “cost-neutral” for the Executive, a spokesperson has informed the Medical Independent (MI).
The Government has approved the publication of the Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017.
The NAGP welcomed calls at today’s meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health for both the Association and the IMO to be represented equally in the new GP contract talks.
The IMO has called for an independent review of doctors’ remuneration and working conditions in its submission to the Public Sector Pay Commission.
The NAGP has added its voice to those calling on the Government to move ahead with the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill despite lobbying from “private interests”.
The IHCA has welcomed the HSE’s decision to withdraw its appeal against the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) determinations that found in favour of two IHCA members Dr Tom Hogan and Dr John McDermott.