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August 30, 2014

500 GPs set to march on Dáil

GPs from across the country are to gather at the Dáil next month in protest over the current crisis in general practice.

IMO consulting members after fees talks

The IMO is to begin extensive consultation with members on terms for extending free GP care to under-sixes. Under the agreed framework, the IMO has held a number of “very useful” meetings with the Department of Health on the “scope, content, resources allocated and fees payable” in respect of publicly funded GP health services.

Bahrain accreditation team is now identified

The Medical Council has identified a committee of experienced assessors set to conduct the proposed accreditation visit of RCSI-Bahrain later this year, IMT understands.

NEDOC in funding talks with HSE

NEDOC is to hold discuss-ions with the HSE over the coming weeks on appropriate funding to ensure the GP co-op is not forced to curtail its provision of out-of-hours services for next year, IMT has learned.

Life ‘preserved’ after termination

Pregnancies can be ended by way of a live birth delivery after 25 weeks to protect the life of the mother, the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has confirmed.

RetinaScreen targets 145,000

By the end of 2014, Diabetic RetinaScreen will have invited more than 145,000 people with diabetes to attend free screening, using specialised digital photography, at a local screening centre.

RCPI appoints trainee reps to 19 hospitals

RCPI units are to be established on each training site across the country as part of a broader vision to improve medical training, according to new plans revealed by the College as it announced the appointment of RCPI trainee representatives to 19 sites across Ireland.

New Secretary General to be appointed by TLAC

The appointment of a new Secretary General in the Department of Health is to be handled by the Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC), the Department of Health has confirmed.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services unit due in two years

The €11 million Linn Dara 12-bed inpatient unit on the Cherry Orchard Hospital Campus is due for completion by September 2016, the HSE has said. 

St Vincent’s University Hospital car park revenue at €1.89m

Tallaght and St Vincent’s were among the top hospital car park earners last year, according to latest figures.

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