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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.

Medical Council considering Indian internships

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The Medical Council’s Adjudication Group is considering whether internships completed in India can be considered at least equivalent to an Irish Certificate of Experience, the Medical Independent (MI) has been informed.

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.

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.

Neonatal retrieval service concerned over resources

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

The National Neonatal Transport Programme expressed concern over “competing with the paediatric service for vehicles and drivers,” according to documents obtained under Freedom of Information legislation.

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.

HSE in new drive to encourage Irish doctors to return home

By sa | Feb 18, 2015 |

An advertising campaign to encourage Irish consultants living abroad to return to positions at home will be launched soon, the Medical Independent (MI) has been informed.

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.

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).

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