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Irish technology indicates that a ‘smart hospital’ could reduce the spread of hospital infections

The recent outbreak of the deadly and antibiotic-resistant superbug CPE (carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae), which has a mortality rate of 40-50 per cent recorded among infected patients, in Irish hospitals has highlighted the crucial role of proper hygiene...
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Almost one in five newly trained GPs have already emigrated

The rate of GP emigration in Ireland is continuing steadily despite a shortage of GPs in Ireland, according to a survey of recently qualified GPs who are predominantly travelling to Canada and Australia. The survey also shows that future GPs want a more flexible life,...
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Medicines for Ireland claim that Irish patients are missing out unfairly

Medicines for Ireland, the representative association for generic and biosimilar suppliers in Ireland, has cautioned that a promised new National Biosimilar Policy may lead to no meaningful change. The association has expressed concern that the State’s existing...
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HIQA call for the future proofing of “highly fragmented” health information landscape

HIQA’s Director of Health Information and Standards, Rachel Flynn, has claimed that, since HIQA’s establishment ten years ago, the authority has identified a number of health information deficiencies, particularly in the context of our statutory healthcare...
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The Web Summit overview

Each passing year establishes technology's unattested position as the nucleus of modern society; crucial both in our work and social lives, necessary in the most meaningful and trivial aspects of our day. Web Summit facilitates a meeting of the minds for those with...

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RCSI opens state of the art €80m building

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) has opened an €80 million state of the art building at No 26 York Street in Dublin’s City Centre, that is is the largest and most modern facility of its kind in Europe. Designed to provide hands-on practical, professional...

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New clinical roadmap on lung cancer management launched

New guidelines that are due to be implemented in full across the health service have been developed to help healthcare professionals with identification, staging and treatment of patients with lung cancer. Over 20,000 people are diagnosed with invasive cancer annually...

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NAGP claim that GP demand will far exceed ESRI projections

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has welcomed the recognition that demand on GP services will increase, however they have cautioned that there are not sufficient family doctors to meet this demand. The GP union believes that demand will far...

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