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Chronic disease package part of new GP contract talks

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Talks on a new GP contract between IMO and health officials could see the delivery of optional chronic disease management…

Cancer Trials Ireland raises funding concerns at Health Committee

By Medical Independent | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cancer Trials Ireland has highlighted that due to funding cuts of €750,000 per year it has not been able to…

More than 600 GPs lodge petition with ICGP for abortion EGM

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 13, 2019 | Comments Off on More than 600 GPs lodge petition with ICGP for abortion EGM

Doctors seeking an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of the ICGP on abortion services have announced that over 600 GPs have…

Over 1,000 Irish people potentially affected by valproate syndrome

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A HSE-commissioned report estimates that up to 1,250 children have experienced some form of neurodevelopmental delay and between 153 and…

Framework for consultant contract compliance established

By Paul Mulholland and David Lynch | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The HSE has established a new process to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the consultant contract, the…

Inadequate pre-hospital care regulation ‘puts public at risk’ — PHECC Chair

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The failure to adequately regulate pre-hospital emergency services puts the public “at risk” and poses a “significant reputational risk” to…

30 per cent of Irish primary care centres have no GP

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some 35 primary care centres (PCCs) operating across Ireland have no GPs in place, according to the HSE. Of the…

NRH paediatric service was temporarily suspended

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A full paediatric service resumed at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH), Dún Laoghaire, at the end of November following the…

Some pushback against vaccine in Temple St Hospital

By David Lynch | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The flu vaccine campaign in Temple Street Children’s University Hospital had a staff uptake of 72 per cent as of…

Temple St ‘generally unable’ to facilitate requests from overseas

By David Lynch | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Temple Street Children’s University Hospital is “generally unable” to facilitate referrals for treatment of overseas patients, the Medical Independent (MI)…

Consultant vacancy problems highlighted in Health Service Executive report

By Paul Mulholland | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

There were 479 vacant consultant posts at the end of December 2018, the highest number being related to medicine. The…

Rotunda Hospital set to replace delivery goods lift over safety concerns

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A delivery goods lift at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin has been “condemned” by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA)…

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