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Doctor claims the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 is “unworkable”

Dr Marcus de Brun told IMN that he was left baffled after his Medical Council fitness to practise inquiry earlier this week. The council decided to make no finding against him for allegedly refusing to take part in the professional competence scheme, introduced under...
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CEO claims HSE running out of money is “unacceptable”

The State will save approximately €15 million next year, in addition to an estimated €140 million already made under the 2016 Framework Agreement on the Supply and Pricing of Medicines between IPHA, the Department of Health, the Department of Public Expenditure and...
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Burnout especially prevalent among doctors, claims US expert

Burnout is a challenge that many people may experience, often due to high-stress careers. While this is true of many professions, Professor Lotte Dyrbye, Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Consultant in the Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine at Mayo...
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Scratching the surface of topical steroid prescribing in eczema

There is much more to prescribing topical steroids than meets the eye and we ignore these other factors at our peril Dr Carol Cunningham Since the development of topical steroids in the 1940s, the management of skin disease has been revolutionised. Glucocorticoid or...
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Burnout especially prevalent among doctors, claims US expert

Burnout is a challenge that many people may experience, often due to high-stress careers. While this is true of many professions, Professor Lotte Dyrbye, Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Consultant in the Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine at Mayo...

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Bariatric surgery programme to tackle Ireland’s obesity rate Consultant Surgeon at The Mater Private Hospital, Mr. John Conneely criticised weight loss surgery services in Ireland, calling them “underdeveloped”. “Ireland’s obesity rate is alarmingly high and obesity...

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Private Hospitals Association disappointed in Healthcare plan

The Private Hospitals Association (PHA) has released a statement criticising the report for being too “ideological”, believing that it has missed an opportunity for a public-private partnership that could have made quicker progress for patients. Simon Nugent, CEO of...

Thousands attend festival devoted to health

Over 5,000 people made their way to Herbert Park, Dublin, last weekend to attend Wellfest, Ireland’s only health, wellness and fitness festival. One of the event headiners, Dr Hazel Wallace aka The Foodmedic, spoke about her personal wellness journey, explaining that...

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