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Concussion treatment in spotlight at Dublin conference

By sa | Jun 15, 2015 |

A new method of managing symptoms of concussion was presented at the Sports Surgery Clinic’s 5th Annual Sports Medicine Conference in Dublin at the weekend. The theme of the conference was ‘Concussion: Diagnosis and Rehabilitation’.

58% of GMS GPs have signed contract – HSE update

By sa | Jun 12, 2015 |

The HSE has this afternoon provided updated figures on the number of GMS GPs to have signed the under-six contract.

Minister expresses disappointment with fall in compliance

By sa | Jun 12, 2015 |

The provision of mental health care in large Victorian hospitals is “almost at an end” says Minister Kathleen Lynch.

Institute welcomes promise of fast-track Open Disclosure legislation

By sa | Jun 12, 2015 |

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, RCPI, has welcomed a statement issued by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to RTÉ Prime Time last night, stating his intention to fast-track legislation to support Open Disclosure.

New Gastro Intestinal Unit opening soon in Crumlin

By sa | Jun 12, 2015 |

The opening of a new €1.3m Gastro Intestinal Unit at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin has been welcomed.

Trinity and RCSI launch consortium partnership

By sa | Jun 12, 2015 |

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and RCSI have signed a collaborative agreement to create a consortium allowing the institutions to more effectively exploit research outcomes linked to health and clinical expertise.

IMO calls for ban on sports sponsorship by alcohol industry

By sa | Jun 11, 2015 |

The IMO has called for the immediate ban on sport sponsorship by the alcohol industry and an introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

New Children’s Hospital in discussions with Department over philanthropy plan

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 |

The New Children’s Hospital Group Board has been in discussion with the Department of Health regarding a philanthropy plan, this newspaper has learned.

Toaster trouble arises at Kerry General

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 |

The prospect of removing all toasters from Kerry General Hospital, in light of fire alarm activations, was raised at a meeting of the hospital’s Executive Management Board (EMB) earlier this year.

No plans to increase NCRI staffing in spite of ‘crisis’

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 |

The Department of Health has told the Medical Independent (MI) it has no plans to increase staff levels at the National Cancer Registry Ireland (NCRI).

GP services to Defence Forces cost €1m

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 |

Some €1,014,810 was paid to 37 GPs/GP practices in 2014 for providing services to Defence Forces personnel, according to figures released by the Department of Defence to the Medical Independent (MI).

Leading Irish neurologist calls for reimbursement agreement on MS drug

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 |

The President of the Irish Neurological Association (INA) has urged the HSE and the manufacturers of a treatment for progressive MS to reach agreement on reimbursing the drug for suitable patients.

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