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December 19, 2014

Farewell to a ‘mighty’ politician and man

Killarney GP Dr Gary Stack pays his own tribute to the late Jackie Healy-Rae, and describes how health issues affecting the Kerry people have always been to the forefront of his, and his son’s, political priorities.

MedXnote wins top prize at dotMED 2014

An App designed to replace the pager system in hospitals was the winner of the Dragon’s Den-style pitching competition at the recent dotMed conference in Dublin, Irish Medical Times reports.

Internet is another facet of medical career

One of the advantages of public medical communication is the engagement between clinicians and patients, Gary Culliton has heard, and one US geriatrician believes doctors can have a beneficial presence online, to provide more accurate information and to engage with patients and each other.

Obituary: Jack Kyle, rugby legend and humanitarian surgeon

The death has occurred of Irish rugby legend and Belfast surgeon Jack Kyle, at the age of 88.

Indemnity in crisis: the case for tort reform

The Medical Protection Society made a case for wide-ranging reforms to contain disproportionately high legal costs associated with the management of clinical negligence claims at a roundtable of stakeholders last week. Lloyd Mudiwa spoke to the MPS’s John Tiernan.

Scaling up innovation to secure future service

Dara Gantly speaks with Pascale Richetta, Vice President Western Europe and Canada Operations, AbbVie, about the need for a new national framework to harness public and private thinking on solutions for sustainable healthcare.

Medical reflections on WWI from France

The recent commemoration of the outbreak of World War One in France prompted Dr Dermot Walsh to reflect on two quite different but equally compelling individuals who shaped and were shaped by the dreadful conflict.

Opening industry’s eyes to giving back to the community

Maureen Browne speaks with MSD’s Director of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility for Europe and Canada, Vanina Laurent-Ledru, about how the company is committed to making a difference in society on a global and local stage through innovative research, groundbreaking partnerships and smarter processes.

Treating shell shock in returning WWI soldiers

Prof Brendan Kelly has written a new book, He Lost Himself Completely, on the old Richmond War Hospital to discover how the psychological consequences of war were assessed and managed after the devastation of World War I.

There’s a third party ‘present at consultations’ – the internet

In advance of this week’s IMT GP Practice Seminar, Gary Culliton spoke with Dr Brian Meade to discuss increased internet usage by patients ahead of clinical consultations.

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