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Cost of erroneous HSE salary overpayments increases to €2.4m

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

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 requests ‘enhanced’ performance reporting

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

Minister for Health Simon Harris has requested “enhanced” monthly reporting of the progress of the 2017 HSE National Service Plan.

HSE issued 50,000 more flu vaccines this season

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

The HSE has distributed 50,000 more flu vaccines this season than it did during last year’s flu season.

Shannondoc management bid to quell GP unrest

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

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.

DoH decision awaited on renewal of Tamiflu stockpiles

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

A decision has not yet been taken on whether to renew Tamiflu stockpiles, the Department of Health has told this newspaper.

HSE Confidential Recipient concerned that ‘the loop is never closed’

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

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.

Healthcare Leadership Masterclass aims to be ‘cost-neutral’ — Executive

By sa | Feb 8, 2017 |

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).

Proposed legislation on supervised injecting facilities approved for publication

By sa | Feb 7, 2017 |

The Government has approved the publication of the Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017.

NAGP seeks equality in contract negotiations

By sa | Feb 2, 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.

IMO seeks pay assessment in proposals to Commission

By sa | Feb 1, 2017 |

The IMO has called for an independent review of doctors’ remuneration and working conditions in its submission to the Public Sector Pay Commission.

NAGP urges Government to push ahead with Alcohol Bill

By sa | Feb 1, 2017 |

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”.

IHCA welcomes withdrawal of Employment Tribunal appeal

By sa | Jan 26, 2017 |

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.

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