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Talks on consultant status for public health doctors to commence this month

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 9, 2020 |

The IMO is to commence talks with the HSE and Department of Health later this month with the aim of…

New consultant association officially launched

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 8, 2020 |

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association (MDCA) was officially launched on 6 October, with almost 200 new members signing up…

Capacity and Recruitment highlighted in IMO pre-Budget submission

By sa | Oct 7, 2020 |

The IMO has called for urgent Government action in Budget 2021 to address “the ongoing crisis in doctor recruitment and…

New study to investigate prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in Irish healthcare workers

By sa | Oct 6, 2020 |

Today marks the start of a significant and important study of healthcare workers in two large acute hospitals. The PRECISE…

NUI Galway study examines mental health needs of frontline healthcare workers

By sa | Oct 6, 2020 |

NUI Galway researchers in collaboration with the University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, are leading the Frontline Worker Support (FLoWS) project to…

Almost one third of cancer incidence in Ireland attributable to 11 modifiable risk factors

By sa | Oct 6, 2020 |

A new report, published by the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) and co-funded by the Irish Cancer Society, shows…

SHOs rostered for 19 shifts in a row – Medical Council report

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 1, 2020 |

Trainees at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, reported that some SHOs were rostered to work a continuous shift pattern…

Pay equality ‘a red line issue’ for Irish doctors abroad – IHCA

By David Lynch | Oct 1, 2020 |

The “pay inequality” for new-entrant consultants is a “red line” issue for Irish doctors living abroad who may contemplate returning…

Longer interval for BreastCheck due to Covid-19 demands

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 1, 2020 |

It is projected that the next round of BreastCheck will take three years in order to catch up on missed…

Sexual health lead selected amid fears of untreated infections

By Catherine Reilly | Oct 1, 2020 |

The recruitment competition for a new Medical Director in Sexual Health has taken place and a candidate had been selected,…

Pressure mounts on out-of-hours GP services as Covid symptoms rise

By Niamh Cahill | Oct 1, 2020 |

A GP out-of-hours (OOH) co-op has experienced a significant rise in its contact rate due to increasing calls from patients…

PCRS payments rise to €3 billion in 2019

By Niamh Cahill | Sep 30, 2020 |

The HSE Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS) made total payments and reimbursements of €3 billion last year, according to the…

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