Irish experts have called for an increased focus on metastatic breast cancer at the Dublin launch of a new report on the disease, reports Gary Culliton.
Discussions are under way in the Department of Health on a planned review of the ‘Vision for Change’ strategy. Gary Culliton examines where the additional cash for mental health services was spent in recent years.
ICGP CEO Kieran Ryan has resigned from the College to take up the post of Managing Director of Surgical Affairs at the RCSI.
The newly appointed Director of the ICGP’s NEGs Committee has taken up her post at a challenging time for young GPs, with more than 10 per cent saying they definitely plan to emigrate on completion of their specialist training.
The National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) has said it is “disappointed” with some aspects of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) report on ‘Access to Diagnostics Used to Detect Cancer’.
Danielle Barron talks to Mayo GP Dr Oliver Whyte about how a discussion surrounding the tragic last train to Achill led the 72-year-old to become a YouTube sensation, with more than one million views
Beaumont, Drogheda and Loughlinstown Hospitals have been chosen as the three sites to pilot a radical new method to calculate nurse staffing levels in hospitals, reports Dara Gantly.
Lloyd Mudiwa examines the long-running issue of capacity in Irish hospitals from the point of view of the medical practitioners at the coal face of healthcare delivery.
Outdated infrastructure continues to hamper hospitals’ efforts to improve hygiene standards according to HIQA’s latest report, but the regulator maintains that proactive management programmes must be maintained to deal with the facilities in their current state. Niamh Mullen reports.
HIQA has developed its first set of service-specific national standards for Safer Better Maternity Services, which aim to standardise care across the country. Niamh Mullen reports.