In the second part of Irish Medical Times‘ interview with Children’s Hospital Group Chief Executive Eilish Hardiman, Gary Culliton reports on the need for co-location with a hospital offering a range of specialties and more general paediatrician.
Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Brian O’Shea reviews the recent book by Prof Tom Burns, which gives a ‘warts and all’ understanding of what psychiatry is for the ordinary reader.
The Government has acknowledged the hardship caused to individuals through the removal of discretionary medical cards. There is evidence of severe shortcomings in the criteria for issuing the cards — which dates back to the 1970s, writes Gary Culliton.
The Higgins report envisages that chief clinical directors at hospital Groups will have a budget. “They will know what it is and they will be responsible for it,” Prof John Higgins has said. Gary Culliton heard his views on the necessity for clinical leadership from top to bottom.
As the call for entries for this Irish Healthcare Awards opens, Lloyd Mudiwa revisits some of last year’s winning projects, including one that saw healthcare leaders going back to school to learn how better to drive performance and achieve value-based healthcare.
Integrating mental health into general practice is a core element of family medicine and primary care, says the WONCA President. ‘Detecting undiagnosed depression among my patients is a medical emergency,’ he tells Lloyd Mudiwa.
Following last year’s success at the Irish Healthcare Awards, UCC’s Dr Michael Byrne believes momentum is gathering to have a sector-wide approach to the issue of alcohol misuse among students. Dara Gantly reports.
Medical professionalism is aligned to trust, which is very important because it’s when vulnerability supervenes, which can happen at any time, that we most need to trust doctors, Prof Michael Brennan tells Lloyd Mudiwa.