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
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Outdated infrastructure continues to hamper hospitals’ efforts to improve hygiene standards according to HIQA’s latest report, but the regulator maintains that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.
Dr Padraig McGarry, Chair of the IMO GP Committee, believes that if we adopt a new policy of focusing on general practice as the solution in many of our health service ill, capacity, infrastructure, IT and a new weighted capitation model will all have to be addressed.
Anthony Owens, IMO Assistant Director of Industrial Relations, is adamant that health service management must keep up their end of the bargain and pay contractually agreed salaries.
With climate change likely to have a great impact on health, Dr Ann Hogan, Chair of the IMO’s Public Health Doctors and Community Health Doctors Committee, believes doctors can do a lot both to educate the public on health and illness related to weather and gather much-needed data on such issues as temperature-related mortality and […]
Public Health Medicine may be small specialty, but it is a vital one, according to Dr Anne Dee of the IMO Public Health Doctors and Community Health Doctors Committee, who believes its expertise needs to be informing policy and practice at every level of healthcare.