A groundbreaking intervention could mean Potter’s syndrome is no longer a terminal condition, a conference at the RCSI has heard.
HIQA is to conduct a health technology assessment (HTA) to determine whether human papillomavirus (HPV) testing is the optimum primary screening test for the prevention of cervical cancer in Ireland, with the results of the research expected at the end of the year.
The Department of Health is commissioning an evidence review of international public funding models. Although in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment is not provided by the Irish public health service, there is some support available in that patients who access IVF treatment privately may claim tax relief on the costs involved under the tax relief for […]
The Revenue Commissioners’ programme of compliance work in relation to the tax affairs of medical consultants was originally largely Dublin-centred, but subsequently extended nationally. The total yield was €23,053,506 last year and €15,974,717 in 2014, a total of €39,028,222. These national figures include tax, interest and penalties.
Talks are under way on a pilot project that would see a minor ailment scheme introduced here, IMT reports.
The IMO has warned that the incoming Government is facing unprecedented crisis in the public health services.
Sinn Féin has proposed to recruit more than 6,600 health frontline staff in its first five years in Government.
Moves to abolish and replace the HSE are under way, Gary Culliton reports. New reforms will see hospitals converting to Activity-Based Funding in 2016.
Most indicators of influenza activity in Ireland continued to increase during week 4, 2016 (week ending January 31, 2016), with activity at high levels, while reports of hospitalisations and intensive care unit admissions have continued to increase, Irish Medical Times reports.
In the past, care for diabetes patients was suboptimal, fragmented and not integrated, an ICGP meeting has heard. Some 10 per cent of the Irish healthcare budget — €1.35 billion annually — is spent on diabetes.