Disciplinary action after failure to renew Council registration

A  consultant at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dún Laoghaire failed to renew their Medical Council registration “for a period of some weeks”, resulting in “disciplinary action” by human resources (HR), according to minutes of the hospital’s board meeting...
Disciplinary action after failure to renew Council registration

Single-specialty rheumatology ‘required to reduce waiting lists’

The commitment many consultant rheumatologists are required to make to general internal medicine is significantly contributing to long patient waiting lists, according to Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) President Dr Sinéad Harney. Speaking to the Medical Independent (MI) ahead of...
Single-specialty rheumatology ‘required to reduce waiting lists’

Direct access to mammography for GPs being examined

The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) is considering introducing referral pathways for breast cancer whereby GPs would have direct access to mammography, the Medical Independent (MI) can report. The NCCP guideline development group is currently reviewing and developing new breast...
Direct access to mammography for GPs being examined

Prison service in talks with HSE and Department over personality disorder unit

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is currently in talks with the HSE, Department of Health and Department of Justice and Equality regarding the establishment of a national personality disorder unit for prisoners, this newspaper has learned. In November 2018, the...
Prison service in talks with HSE and Department over personality disorder unit

€10 million spent on agency consultants and NCHDs in eight weeks

Hospital Groups have spent almost €10 million on agency consultants and NCHDs in the first eight weeks of 2019, according to statistics released to the Medical Independent  by the HSE. The figures show an overall spend of €9,953,337 on agency...
€10 million spent on agency consultants and NCHDs in eight weeks
Disciplinary action after failure to renew Council registration Disciplinary action after failure to renew Council registration
A  consultant at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dún Laoghaire failed to renew their Medical Council registration “for a period of some weeks”, resulting in “disciplinary action” by human resources (HR), according to minutes of the hospital’s board meeting...
Single-specialty rheumatology ‘required to reduce waiting lists’ Single-specialty rheumatology ‘required to reduce waiting lists’
The commitment many consultant rheumatologists are required to make to general internal medicine is significantly contributing to long patient waiting lists, according to Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) President Dr Sinéad Harney. Speaking to the Medical Independent (MI) ahead of...
Direct access to mammography for GPs being examined Direct access to mammography for GPs being examined
The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) is considering introducing referral pathways for breast cancer whereby GPs would have direct access to mammography, the Medical Independent (MI) can report. The NCCP guideline development group is currently reviewing and developing new breast...
Prison service in talks with HSE and Department over personality disorder unit Prison service in talks with HSE and Department over personality disorder unit
The Irish Prison Service (IPS) is currently in talks with the HSE, Department of Health and Department of Justice and Equality regarding the establishment of a national personality disorder unit for prisoners, this newspaper has learned. In November 2018, the...
€10 million spent on agency consultants and NCHDs in eight weeks €10 million spent on agency consultants and NCHDs in eight weeks
Hospital Groups have spent almost €10 million on agency consultants and NCHDs in the first eight weeks of 2019, according to statistics released to the Medical Independent  by the HSE. The figures show an overall spend of €9,953,337 on agency...
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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

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Reform of HSE online prescribing process for GPs planned

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

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A new path for the regulation of mental health services

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President of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) Dr Sinéad Harney spoke to Catherine Reilly ahead of the Society’s Spring Meeting and outlined some pivotal issues affecting the specialty Members of the Irish Society for Rheumatology (ISR) gathered recently in Dublin for its Spring Meeting, which is a key event in the Society’s calendar. The…

Nutritional care a major gap in cancer services

Priscilla Lynch reports on the key findings of new Irish research on the lack of appropriate nutrition support for oncology patients A major new survey of Irish cancer patients has found that 36 per cent reported unintentional weight loss, yet one-third of these were never seen by a dietitian or provided with nutritional support.  The…

Diagnosis and management of differentiated thyroid cancer

Dr Iona Galloway, Dr Colleen Flannery and Prof Amar Agha outline the latest treatment approaches to differentiated thyroid cancer, which accounts for over 90 per cent of all thyroid cancers with a female predominance Case report A 40-year-old female presented to her GP with a palpable, painless, right-sided neck lump, which had been present for…

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