IMO awaiting Labour Court decision on compassionate leave

The IMO is awaiting a Labour Court decision on staff compassionate leave in the HSE before raising the issue again with the Executive, the Medical Independent (MI) has been told. The matter was discussed at the recent IMO AGM, where...
IMO awaiting Labour Court decision on compassionate leave

HSE to tender for waiting list system

The HSE will go to tender for a waiting list management system in the next two-to-three months, the Medical Independent (MI) can report. Last year, MI reported on research that revealed hospital waiting lists could be largely eradicated within two...
HSE to tender for waiting list system

Medical Council set to ‘grandfather’ consultants

The Medical Council will be able to ‘grandfather’ consultants who were appointed prior to 2008 and are not on the specialist division of the register, it has been confirmed. ‘Grandfathering’ was the process whereby consultants appointed appropriately before 2008 could...
Medical Council set to ‘grandfather’ consultants

CPE risk on Beaumont ward ‘beyond acceptable’

The possibility of acquiring carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on Beaumont Hospital’s Hamilton Ward was “beyond” a level appropriate to ask patients if they accepted the risk, the Medical Independent can reveal. The observation was made in a HSE report, which stated...
CPE risk on Beaumont ward ‘beyond acceptable’

Vhi claims it ‘owns’ procedure codes and threatened legal action

Vhi has claimed copyright over the schedule of benefits, including codes and descriptions of medical procedures, used by other health insurers in the market, a rival company has informed the Department of Health. In correspondence to the Minister for Health...
Vhi claims it ‘owns’ procedure codes and threatened legal action
IMO awaiting Labour Court decision on compassionate leave IMO awaiting Labour Court decision on compassionate leave
The IMO is awaiting a Labour Court decision on staff compassionate leave in the HSE before raising the issue again with the Executive, the Medical Independent (MI) has been told. The matter was discussed at the recent IMO AGM, where...
HSE to tender for waiting list system HSE to tender for waiting list system
The HSE will go to tender for a waiting list management system in the next two-to-three months, the Medical Independent (MI) can report. Last year, MI reported on research that revealed hospital waiting lists could be largely eradicated within two...
Medical Council set to ‘grandfather’ consultants Medical Council set to ‘grandfather’ consultants
The Medical Council will be able to ‘grandfather’ consultants who were appointed prior to 2008 and are not on the specialist division of the register, it has been confirmed. ‘Grandfathering’ was the process whereby consultants appointed appropriately before 2008 could...
CPE risk on Beaumont ward ‘beyond acceptable’ CPE risk on Beaumont ward ‘beyond acceptable’
The possibility of acquiring carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) on Beaumont Hospital’s Hamilton Ward was “beyond” a level appropriate to ask patients if they accepted the risk, the Medical Independent can reveal. The observation was made in a HSE report, which stated...
Vhi claims it ‘owns’ procedure codes and threatened legal action Vhi claims it ‘owns’ procedure codes and threatened legal action
Vhi has claimed copyright over the schedule of benefits, including codes and descriptions of medical procedures, used by other health insurers in the market, a rival company has informed the Department of Health. In correspondence to the Minister for Health...
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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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Addressing common urinary issues

This article provides a clinical overview of common genito-urinary issues, including urinary incontinence and urinary retention Urinary incontinence Urinary incontinence is defined as an involuntary loss of urine that is objectively demonstrable and a social or hygienic problem. Depending on the cause, patients may have symptoms of urinary frequency, nocturia, urgency, dribbling, or dysuria. Classifications…

Clinical considerations in urinary catheterisation

Dr Niall F Davis provides a comprehensive overview on iatrogenic complications, indications, technique and future perspectives in catheter-related technologies Urethral catheterisation (UC) is routinely performed in hospital and community settings, with ≤25 per cent of hospitalised patients catheterised during their inpatient stay. All newly-qualified doctors are expected to be safe, confident, and competent at performing…

Fifth Annual John Fitzpatrick Irish Genitourinary Cancer Conference (JFIGCC)

Ms Clare O’Connell and Mr Peter E Lonergan report on the highlights of the 2019 JFIGCC in Dublin The John Fitzpatrick Irish Genitourinary Cancer Conference (JFIGCC) is now in its fifth year, and attracts world leaders in urological oncology. Internationally-renowned faculty from Canada, the US, Sweden, France, the UK and Ireland delivered updates on the…

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