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People with significant mental health difficulties more likely to die from cancer

People with significant mental health difficulties are dying earlier and more frequently from cancer because they are less likely to receive the care they need and are excluded from clinical trials, according to experts who addressed the Irish Cancer Society public...
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Online GP consultations surge during Storm Ophelia

The Irish telehealth provider ‘VideoDoc’ has claimed that the number of users on their platform  increased by 100 per cent during ex-hurricane Ophelia on Monday (16th October). The company offered free online GP visits on Monday due to the closure of the vast majority...
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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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Medical Council and PSI release guidance on controlled drugs

In an effort to serve to encourage best practice in the treatment of patients, a publication providing guidance to facilitate safer prescribing and dispensing of controlled drugs, has been launched today (17th October). The Medical Council and the PSI, the pharmacy...
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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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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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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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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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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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