By Dara Gantly. The Medical Council has proposed extending the current membership of its various committees and working groups until September 30 — four months after the term of office of the current Council expires — in order to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities.
By Gary Culliton. A thorough audit of all surgical mortality — involving a comprehensive lookback at surgical cases — is underway, to gain a full understanding of the findings of a Lancet review and “validate it one way or the other”. The audit, by the HSE and the RCSI, is to verify whether recent data [...]
By Gary Culliton. Electronic GP referrals to hospital are “beginning to flow in” and patients can be assured that electronic referrals in the pilot areas are being handled efficiently and are traceable all the way through, Navan GP Dr Joe Clarke told a meeting on the future of IT at the European eHealth Week conference [...]
By Gary Culliton. The planned national children’s hospital, which has been likened to Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic, will link with Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) as an academic partner and the North’s Health Minister will nominate members to the facility’s Development Board and also to the hospital’s Group Board.
By Gary Culliton. The lack of adequate translation services has been highlighted as a factor in the deaths of 10 women who died giving birth here and who were not born in Ireland. A particular concern was the issue of engagement with the services by non-national patients in receipt of alternative medical advice from outside [...]