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Public consultation announced on access to ‘rescue’ drugs

By sa | Feb 20, 2015 |

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has launched a consultation process on whether to make a number of prescription-only medicines used in emergency situations more widely available.

Medical Council – INMED Research in Medical Education (RIME) awards announced

By sa | Feb 20, 2015 |

The Medical Council and the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) today (20 February, 2015) announced new awards aimed at building medical educational research capacity in Ireland.

2014 saw increased demand in health service- HSE

By sa | Feb 19, 2015 |

The latest HSE Performance Report confirms that demand increased significantly across the health service throughout 2014.

2014 saw increased demand in health service- HSE

By sa | Feb 19, 2015 |

The latest HSE Performance Report confirms that demand increased significantly across the health service throughout 2014.

Prostate cancer KPIs ‘of major concern’

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Declining compliance with prostate cancer KPIs were of “major concern” to the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), a meeting of the Cancer Committee at St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) heard in September.

Video information to help breast cancer patients

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Irish breast cancer patients could soon be given access to up-to-date video information about their condition, which they will be able to view on their computer and on any mobile device. The videos will be created by, and feature, the patient’s own doctor.

Chairman Designate appointed to VHI Board

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced that Mr Liam Downey has been appointed Chairman-Designate of the Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI) Board.

Doctors urged to look in ‘digital mirror’

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Doctors can help control their online professional image with a series of new tools, this week’s conference of the Irish Network of Medical Educators will be told.

No decision on ‘precious’ Guthrie cards

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

A decision on the fate of more than a million newborn screening cards (NSCs) has still not been made.

Medical Council is expecting action on bullying findings

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The Medical Council expects the HSE and hospital managers to act upon findings that trainee hospital doctors report greater exposure to bullying and undermining than counterparts elsewhere, the regulator’s Head of Professional Competence has told the Medical Independent (MI).

Assurances given on National Office for Rare Diseases

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The patient advocacy group, the Genetic and Rare Disease Organisation (GRDO), has been assured by both the HSE and the Department of Health that the planned National Office for Rare Diseases will be established soon.

Chairman Designate appointed to VHI Board

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced that Mr Liam Downey has been appointed Chairman-Designate of the Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI) Board.

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