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The latest in cancer therapy breakthroughs: TransOncXI 2018 meeting report

By sa | Nov 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dr Alex J Eustace gives an overview of the 11th International Symposium on Translational Research in Oncology, which took place in Dublin recently

Taoiseach contacts Minister Harris on constituent concerns

By David Lynch | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wrote letters to Minister for Health Simon Harris on a wide range of health issues raised by…

DoH spends €635K on ‘consultancy’

By Catherine Reilly | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health spent €635,206 on “consultancy service providers” in 2018. The figures were released in response to a…

No sexual health lead despite PrEP roll-out

By David Lynch | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The HSE has no date yet for the appointment of a new clinical lead for sexual health. “The HSE has…

Unprecedented smoking cessation levels seen in alpha-1 patients

By Sandra Ryan | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new Irish study has found that a diagnosis of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), regardless of severity, leads to long-term…

Patient safety and quality framework for cancer ‘scaled down’

By Paul Mulholland | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Work on a new cancer patient safety and quality framework has been subject to a “scaling down” as a result…

Lack of staff for systemic therapy programme classed as ‘risk’ — NCCP

By Paul Mulholland | Nov 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

The lack of staffing for the systemic therapy programme presents a risk to implementing a new model of care in…

HSE receives €26 million for Winter Plan

By sa | Nov 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

An additional €26 million in funding will be released as part of the HSE’s Winter Plan 2019/2020, it has been…

Launch of specialist geriatric services model of care

By sa | Nov 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new model of care for for specialist mental health services for older people has been launched in the RCPI.…

Minister for Health launches new patient advocacy service

By sa | Nov 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris has launched the new patient advocacy service, aimed at supporting patients who wish to make…

Over 150 IMGTI doctors in Irish health service

By sa | Nov 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are 158 doctors working in the Irish health service as part of the International Medical Graduate Training Initiative (IMGTI),…

Newborns who suffer mild oxygen deprivation impacted in later life

By sa | Nov 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Babies who suffer even mild oxygen deprivation at birth have impaired cognitive outcomes compared to children with uneventful deliveries, joint…

Consultant agitation mounts as IMO set to hold ballot

By sa | Nov 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The IMO Council has voted in favour of organising a ballot of its consultant and NCHD members to undertake industrial…