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HSE to extend activity-based funding

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 17, 2019 |

Activity-based funding (ABF) will be extended in 2020 to community services, according to the HSE National Service Plan 2020. The…

Service Plan states senior managers must continue to tighten financial controls

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 17, 2019 |

Any excess costs incurred above the budgets or financial limits, at the end of this year, will have to be…

Acute hospitals ‘will need to reduce pay costs’ – HSE service plan

By sa | Dec 17, 2019 |

Acute hospitals are currently operating ahead of approved employment levels and will need to “reduce pay costs in order to…

HSE audit committee’s ‘inability’ to influence spend

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 17, 2019 |

The ability of the HSE’s audit committee to “materially influence” the Executive’s financial problems in 2019 was limited, according to…

ICGP green-lights pharmacist prescribing model

By Catherine Reilly | Dec 17, 2019 |

A “highly-trained pharmacist prescriber” under the governance and supervision of a managing GP would be “an additional valuable resource in…

Sole applicant for NCCP haemato-oncology role withdraws interest

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 17, 2019 |

The sole applicant for the National Cancer Control Programme’s (NCCP) Clinical Lead for Haemato-oncology has withdrawn from the process, the…

Seven over-90s registered as doctors

By Catherine Reilly | Dec 17, 2019 |

Seven doctors over 90 years of age retained their registration with the Medical Council during the 2019 retention process. They…

Large VTEC outbreak poses ‘a real threat’ — Department of Agriculture

By Catherine Reilly | Dec 17, 2019 |

The current level of human verotoxigenic E.coli (VTEC) infection in Ireland is “unacceptable” and a whole-of-Government approach is required to…

Drogheda interns may ballot for industrial action

By Catherine Reilly | Dec 17, 2019 |

Interns at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, may ballot for industrial action due to what the IMO has described…

ICGP announces partnership with Vhi for diabetes patients

By sa | Dec 16, 2019 |

The ICGP, in association with Ireland’s biggest health insurer Vhi, has announced a structured care programme for diabetes patients in…

2,360 GMS GPs have now signed up to agreement

By David Lynch | Dec 12, 2019 |

At the begging of November, a total of 2,360 GMS GPs had signed up to the first part of the…

RCSI granted ‘university’ title

By sa | Dec 10, 2019 |

RCSI has been authorised to use the title of university in Ireland, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh and…

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