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Law ‘won’t provide extra powers’— Council

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The CEO of the Medical Council has emphasised that a proposed legal amendment, allowing him to initially review complaints against…

Medical manpower affected pancreas donations

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Five potential pancreas donations did not proceed to retrieval or transplant in 2018, against the backdrop of manpower deficits in…

Increase in Ministers’ travel expenses

By CLÍONA HUGHES | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mileage and travel expenses for Ministers at the Department of Health was over €7,500 greater last year than in 2017,…

RCPI expanding regional training offices

By sa | Jul 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

RCPI plans to expand its regional offices with the next facility due to open later this year to support doctors…

Launch of new model of care for acute hospital patients

By sa | Jul 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Final Report on the Enhanced Care Model was launched today by the Minister for Health Simon Harris who called…

‘High risk ratings’ identified in three mental health centres

By sa | Jul 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) has published three inspection reports on two centres in Dublin, and one in Cork, which…

Consultation launched on contraception access

By sa | Jul 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

A public consultation has been launched today on increasing access to contraception. Earlier this year, Minister for Health Simon Harris…

First training programme in Sports and Exercise Medicine

By sa | Jul 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (RCPI & RCSI) has launched Ireland’s first structured training programme for Sports and…

Increased reports of trainee bullying in Council survey

By sa | Jul 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some 41 per cent of trainees experienced some form of bullying or harassment in their roles, an increase from 34…

Major deficiency in irradiation procedure at National Blood Centre

By Catherine Reilly | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

A major deficiency was reported in an inspection of the National Blood Centre mainly related to “operating the irradiator outside…

HIQA takes legal advice on HSE resourcing provision

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

HIQA and the Department of Health are set to clash over the extent to which the Authority should consider HSE…

Patient flow programme ‘misperception’

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ex-head of the Special Delivery Unit (SDU) expressed frustration that a HSE patient flow improvement programme in University Hospital…

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