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MPS fears doctors will ‘suffer in silence’ amid huge referrals backlog  

By sa | Jul 21, 2020 |

The Government, HSE and private healthcare providers must work together to improve access to mental wellbeing support for healthcare workers…

Mental health service concerns must be addressed to protect patients from Covid-19

By sa | Jul 14, 2020 |

The Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission has said that there are actions that need to be taken now…

Geriatrician urges new qualifications for care of older people

By David Lynch | Jul 13, 2020 |

A required qualification of competence in care of older people and “a mechanism of ongoing education” are “critically important”, the…

One week’s notice raised in private hospitals deal

By David Lynch & Niamh Cahill | Jul 13, 2020 |

HSE access to private hospital capacity with one week’s notice, if necessary, is being discussed with the Private Hospitals Association…

Tension between specialties as activity levels increase

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 13, 2020 |

The President of the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM) Dr Emily O’Conor has admitted to “tensions” between specialties over…

Around 1,000 doctors were ‘monitored’ for CPD compliance

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 13, 2020 |

Around 1,000 registered doctors were being “monitored” for compliance with continuing professional development (CPD) requirements in late 2019, according to…

Full capacity deal with private hospitals could ‘trigger legal action’

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 13, 2020 |

A senior consultant in full-time private practice has warned that another full lease arrangement between the HSE and private hospitals…

‘Deep dive’ analysis of healthcare worker Covid-19 infections being conducted

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 10, 2020 |

A ‘deep dive’ analysis of Covid-19 infection in healthcare workers to establish the likely causes is being carried out by University College…

Staff sick leave and historic data anonymisation led to Covid-19 reporting delay – report

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 9, 2020 |

The historic practice of anonymising healthcare worker data was a contributing factor to delays in the uploading of Covid-19 positive…

Govt faces demands for independent inquiry on sodium valproate impact

By sa | Jul 8, 2020 |

The newly formed coalition Government must now commission an independent inquiry into the historical licencing and use of a common…

Covid-19 public health messaging ‘gone off the boil’

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 8, 2020 |

Former President of the IMO and North Dublin-based GP Dr Ray Walley has raised concerns that the change in Government…

Opioid addiction service waiting times fell dramatically

By Niamh Cahill | Jul 8, 2020 |

Waiting lists for opioid addiction services have fallen dramatically since the lockdown was introduced in March, it has emerged. According…

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