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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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New state of the art paediatric CF facility in Cavan

A new CF unit in Cavan General Hospital has facilitated a re-configuration of the entire paediatric unit which will benefit not just CF patients, but all sick children and young people attending the hospital. Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI) expressed their delight in...
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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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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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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...

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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