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Fighting Blindness calls for urgent funding

There are an estimated 225,000 people living with low vision and sight loss in Ireland, including approximately 13,000 blind people, and these figures are projected to increase to 272,000 and 18,000 respectively by 2020. Fighting Blindness has urged the Government to...
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Minister Harris announces update on Sláintecare recommendations

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, briefed his Government colleagues on progress and next steps in health service reform following Budget Day. He emphasised his support for the report, stating: “Firstly, we are in the process of establishing a programme office to...
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HSE statement regarding Met Éireann red weather warning

Due to the “Red” weather warning by Met Eireann as a result of storm Ophelia, the HSE has asked patients need to take note of the following: Outpatients: all hospital outpatient appointments are being cancelled today Monday 16th October.  Consequently, patients do not...
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Irish-led €6.7 million climate change research initiative launched this week

A new €6.7 million five-year climate change research initiative, Acclimatize, with the goal of improving the quality of coastal waters in both Ireland and Wales, was launched today (12th October). The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development...
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Fighting Blindness calls for urgent funding

There are an estimated 225,000 people living with low vision and sight loss in Ireland, including approximately 13,000 blind people, and these figures are projected to increase to 272,000 and 18,000 respectively by 2020. Fighting Blindness has urged the Government to...

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HSE statement regarding Met Éireann red weather warning

Due to the “Red” weather warning by Met Eireann as a result of storm Ophelia, the HSE has asked patients need to take note of the following: Outpatients: all hospital outpatient appointments are being cancelled today Monday 16th October.  Consequently, patients do not...

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GP bodies unanimous on reversal of FEMPI cuts

Over 90 GPs from across the country attended the Rural, Island and Dispensing Doctor’s of Ireland annual conference last weekend, which brought together rural GPs and their representatives from the IMO, NAGP, and the ICGP. Delegates called for unity on the issue of...

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Opinion

IPHA support physician-led decisions on biosimilar medicines

In line with common practice across Europe, the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) have maintained that physicians should be the decision makers when it comes to prescribing and the switching of biologic and biosimilar medicines. In their submission to...

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Only 12 per cent of Irish mothers feel valued by society

The majority of Irish mothers (89 per cent) have claimed to feel fulfilled in their role. However, only 12 per cent feel valued by society, according to a new motherhood research report published by Irish brand Sudocrem. The report surveyed 400 mothers of young...

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Risking reputation: doctors and the GMC

Dr Christoph Lees, MD MRCOG, is Reader in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Imperial College London; Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Head of Fetal Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital;...

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European day without a road death campaign

Thursday, 21st September, marked the second “European Day without a Road Death”, a campaign (referred to as Project EDWARD) organised by the European Traffic Police Network, Tispol, with the support of An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority. This year, 112...

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