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ICGP warns FEMPI and delay in GP contracts hampering delivery of mental healthcare

Representatives from the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) criticised the major lack of capacity in the service provision of mental healthcare, when attending the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare to discuss medication and talk...
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Ballot for industrial action approved with almost unanimous support

For the second time in the last three years, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has held a ballot of NCHDs on industrial action, up to and including strike action, in relation to the non-payment of un-rostered overtime at University Hospital Limerick. The hospital...
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Minister for Health calls for compassionate approach on Versatis

The Minister for Health has intervened on the controversial changes to the reimbursement of Lidocaine 5 per cent medicated plaster (Versatis®), which is licensed for the treatment of pain associated with post-herpatic neuralgia. The changes to reimbursement from the...
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Irish researcher receives largest single funding award from EPA for AREST project

Dr Dearbháile Morris from the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at NUI Galway has received the largest single award (a total of €11.2 million) of funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for her research examining the role the environment...
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January trolley figures hit record high

Last month's overcrowding figures were at an 18 per cent increase over the numbers taken last January, which themselves were a record high, and is a 128 per cent increase on the numbers recorded in 2007. The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) 'Trolley...

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The IMO weighs in on healthcare in 2018

Dr Ann Hogan – Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) President "It would be truly revolutionary to hear the Government saying not only have they decided on the priorities but they are actually going to fund them. As a society we cannot continue to simply give out about our...

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GPs call for further suicide prevention training

Almost eighty per cent of surveyed GPs have experienced a patient suicide (77 per cent), most of whom reported that this had an adverse effect on them (68 per cent), leading them to experience feelings of sadness, upset, a sense of professional inadequacy, reduced...

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