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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 signed a petition in support of the meeting. Almost 500 signatories are full ICGP members, meaning that the petition has...
More than 600 GPs lodge petition with ICGP for abortion EGM

Over 1,000 Irish people potentially affected by valproate syndrome

A HSE-commissioned report estimates that up to 1,250 children have experienced some form of neurodevelopmental delay and between 153 and 341 children a major congenital malformation arising from sodium valproate exposure in utero from 1975 to 2015. Rapid assessment of...
Over 1,000 Irish people potentially affected by valproate syndrome

Framework for consultant contract compliance established

The HSE has established a new process to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the consultant contract, the Medical Independent (MI) can report. In 2018, the Department of Health issued correspondence to the HSE requiring the establishment of...
Framework for consultant contract compliance established

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

The failure to adequately regulate pre-hospital emergency services puts the public “at risk” and poses a “significant reputational risk” to the Minister for Health and Department, the Chairperson of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) has warned Minister for Health...
Inadequate pre-hospital care regulation ‘puts public at risk’ — PHECC Chair

30 per cent of Irish primary care centres have no GP

Some 35 primary care centres (PCCs) operating across Ireland have no GPs in place, according to the HSE. Of the 115 centres in operation nationally at the start of last year, only 80 had GPs working from the premises at...
30 per cent of Irish primary care centres have no GP
More than 600 GPs lodge petition with ICGP for abortion EGM 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 signed a petition in support of the meeting. Almost 500 signatories are full ICGP members, meaning that the petition has...
Over 1,000 Irish people potentially affected by valproate syndrome Over 1,000 Irish people potentially affected by valproate syndrome
A HSE-commissioned report estimates that up to 1,250 children have experienced some form of neurodevelopmental delay and between 153 and 341 children a major congenital malformation arising from sodium valproate exposure in utero from 1975 to 2015. Rapid assessment of...
Framework for consultant contract compliance established Framework for consultant contract compliance established
The HSE has established a new process to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of the consultant contract, the Medical Independent (MI) can report. In 2018, the Department of Health issued correspondence to the HSE requiring the establishment of...
Inadequate pre-hospital care regulation ‘puts public at risk’ — PHECC Chair Inadequate pre-hospital care regulation ‘puts public at risk’ — PHECC Chair
The failure to adequately regulate pre-hospital emergency services puts the public “at risk” and poses a “significant reputational risk” to the Minister for Health and Department, the Chairperson of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) has warned Minister for Health...
30 per cent of Irish primary care centres have no GP 30 per cent of Irish primary care centres have no GP
Some 35 primary care centres (PCCs) operating across Ireland have no GPs in place, according to the HSE. Of the 115 centres in operation nationally at the start of last year, only 80 had GPs working from the premises at...

Feature

The Journey from 'should' to 'must' in open disclosure

There are reforms on the way in ‘open disclosure’, which seek to change how doctors communicate with patients. David Lynch looks at the current situation and coming developments

Cancer Trials Ireland raises funding concerns at Health Committee

Mar 13, 2019

Reform of HSE online prescribing process for GPs planned

Mar 13, 2019

More than 1,000 Irish children potentially affected by valproate syndrome, estimates HSE study

Mar 13, 2019

A new path for the regulation of mental health services

Mar 13, 2019

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Dr Muiris Houston

Colour - a matter of perception

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Dr Paddy Barrett

The puzzle of the placebo effect

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Dr Neasa Conneally

Meeting our patients eye-to-eye

Focus on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) — Irish data, diagnosis and management

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Prof Anthony O’Regan addresses the complexities of diagnosis and treatment in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a severe lung disease characterised by progressive distortion and destruction of the lung architecture by scar tissue. The cause and pathogenesis of the disease are poorly understood but there has been remarkable progress in our understanding…

Cancer pain in adults – ESMO guidelines

Priscilla Lynch reports on the most recent ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines on Cancer Pain Pain is common in cancer patients, particularly in the advanced stage of disease when prevalence is estimated to be more than 70 per cent. Due to ever increasing cancer survival rates there are consequently increased numbers of patients experiencing persistent pain…

Managing chronic low back pain in primary care

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Dr Dominic Hegarty gives a comprehensive overview of the latest approaches to chronic low back pain, including new restorative neurostimulation technology for refractory cases In daily practice, chronic low back pain (CLBP) (ie, lower back pain without any radicular symptoms) still remains one of the most common reasons why an individual will see their GP.…

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