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Covid 19/Events

RCSI to Host Free Public Event on Demystifying Cancer

RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences will host an event about demystifying cancer as part of European Researchers’ Night in Dublin on Friday, 30 September 2022. The free event,…

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Covid 19/Events

Ministers Turn Sod On New Coast Guard Station in Waterford in €5m Investment

Minister with special responsibility for the Irish Coast Guard, Hildegarde Naughton, and Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Patrick O’Donovan, “turned the sod” for…

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Covid 19/Research

National Taskforce on the NCHD Workforce Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that he is establishing a National Taskforce to focus on the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor (NCHD) workforce. The purpose of the Taskforce is…

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Covid 19/Events

Irish Coast Guard Mark 200 Years Of Lifesaving Service

The Irish Coast Guard, which can trace its roots to 1822, is celebrating 200 years of lifesaving service. The milestone was marked at an event attended by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan…

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Covid 19/Education

Re-Instatement of Therapists to Special Schools

Minister of State for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, has announced that the HSE has commenced a process to re-instate therapists in special schools where previously they had been provided. Announcing the…

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Covid 19/Education

RCSI Launches New Education Platform for NCHDs

RCSI have launched a new education platform which includes over 110 courses dedicated for NCHDs across Ireland. This extensive CPDSS programme has been developed by RCSI in collaboration with HSE…

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Covid 19/Health

Public Consultation on National Framework for Open Disclosure in Irish Health and Social Care

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has launched a public consultation on a draft national policy framework for open disclosure in the Irish health and social care sector. The Department of…

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Covid 19/Health

World-Renowned Cancer Experts Join With Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre

Ireland’s newly accredited European cancer centre, the Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre, will hold its first conference in Dublin on Thursday, 22 September 2022. The conference is the first of its…

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Covid 19/Advice

Ensuring Children Can Access Care Critical for Development Shouldn’t Be Such a Battle

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has warned that the failure of staffing and capacity resourcing to keep pace with medical advances over the past quarter of a century has…

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COVID 19

1 in 8 Covid-19 Patients Experience Long Covid

Up to one in eight adults infected with SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) later experiences long Covid, it has been revealed in a landmark study published in ‘The Lancet‘. The alarming discovery led…

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Covid 19/Education

91% of GPs Signed Up For CDM Programme

Uptake of the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) programme by GPs and patients is ‘excellent’ with over 91 per cent of GPs signed up and around 75 per cent of eligible…

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Covid 19/Health

Publication of Review of the National Physical Activity Plan

Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan, and Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Sport, Jack Chambers, jointly welcomed the publication of…

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Covid 19/Education

Irish Cancer Society and NALA Launch Online Health Literacy Course

The Irish Cancer Society and the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) have collaborated to launch a new online health literacy course for healthcare professionals that explores the benefits of good…

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Covid 19/Health

Legislation to Abolish In-Patient Charges for Children and for Free Contraception to Women Aged 17-25

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly welcomed the signing into law by President Michael D. Higgins of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Act 2022. Once commenced, the Act will provide…

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Covid 19/Health

Additional €1.9m in Funding for Women’s Mental Health Services Announced

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD and Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD have announced an additional €1.9m in funding for women’s mental health services in…

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Covid 19/Health

Launch of the National Women and Infants Health Programme’s Annual Report 2021

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly have launched the National Women and Infants Health Programme’s Annual Report for 2021. The National Women and Infants Health Programme was established in the HSE…

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Covid 19/Education

5 Must-Read Books About Medicine

Being a doctor isn’t easy. You’re dealing with long hours, high amounts of pressure, and physical exhaustion. Then there’s the emotional toll of the job, issues with unpaid hours and…

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Covid 19/Health

Government Publishes Zero Tolerance Strategy To Tackle Domestic, Sexual And Gender-Based Violence

The government has published the Zero Tolerance strategy. Led by Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, it is an ambitious 5-year programme of reform to achieve a society which does not accept domestic, sexual…

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Covid 19/Health

Launch of Accessible Standards for Telehealth Services

The Minister for Disability, Anne Rabbitte, welcomed the launch of the new global standard for Accessibility of Telehealth services. This new standard was developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

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COVID 19

Appointment of Professor Breda Smyth as Interim Chief Medical Officer

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced that Professor Breda Smyth will take up a role as interim Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health from 4 July,…

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