NUI Galway’s School of Psychology and School of Nursing and Midwifery is conducting a research study on nursing staff’s experiences of burnout and how this impacts on their mental wellbeing and capacity to treat and care for over 65-year-olds.
The IMO and NAGP have each received a formal invitation to take part in negotiations on the formation of a new GP contract.
Leading public health figures have told this newspaper they have serious concerns about the “unprecedented” level of lobbying by the alcohol industry against the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.
Health authorities in Ireland must highlight the positive impact of vaccinations in an online campaign that strongly utilises social media, a Limerick-based Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist has urged.
Outstanding private health insurance claims at Cork University Hospital (CUH) were “in the region” of €7 million throughout 2016, this newspaper has been told.
Minister for Health Simon Harris recommended a “substantial” increase to off-licence fees in Budget 2017.
The HSE’s Audit Committee has noted that a number of recent audits have found that management had been given inaccurate reports on “clearance of actions” required by previous internal audits.
Recent weeks have seen unprecedented demand for GP out-of-hours services across the country, with some temporarily going off-call.
The NAGP says the overcrowding crisis in hospital emergency departments has reached “catastrophic levels” due to a lack of proper planning and investment.
The GP Committee of the IMO has warned that GP services across the country are “near breaking-point”. It says no new services can be extended to general practice unless additional resources are made available to properly resource the existing services being provided.
Dr Peadar Gilligan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Hospital and Chairman of the IMO Consultant Committee, has said the overcrowding crisis will continue until cuts to bed numbers in public hospitals are reversed and policies changed to make Ireland an attractive location for Irish trained doctors.
Flu vaccine uptake among healthcare workers has risen to 28.3 per cent compared with 22.5 per cent during the previous season, according to the HSE.