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November 27, 2014

Dementia strategy due ‘within months’

Preparation of a national Alzheimer’s and other dementias’ strategy is now at an advanced stage and will be published in the coming months, Minister of State with responsibility for Older People Kathleen Lynch has pledged.

International award recognises Dr Harry Comber

Former Director of the National Cancer Registry Dr Harry Comber was awarded an Honorary Membership of the International Association of Cancer Registries at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Association, along with other world leaders in the field of cancer.

Thursdays in November are the ‘most likely days for accidents’

The highest number of workplace accidents occur on Thursdays in November, InjuriesBoard.ie has said. Thursday is the most likely day of the week for workplace accidents, resulting in employer liability awards, according to an analysis of 2013 workplace claims released by InjuriesBoard.ie.

Irish surgeons to provide life-changing procedures in Vietnam

Three hundred medical experts from 23 countries, including six medical volunteers from Ireland, last week went on a mission to Vietnam as part of a delegation from the charity Operation Smile to perform life-changing operations on 700 children.

Leasing advice is ‘essential’

It is essential that doctors are properly advised before entering into a lease or an agreement for lease, the Irish Medical Times practice management seminar in Dublin was told last weekend.

Professionalism ‘key’ in face of service cuts

GPs are seeking to maintain medical professionalism in the face of conflicts with “business-like healthcare”, the IMT GP Practice Management Seminar in Dublin was told last weekend.

Gunshot wound expert among exceptional alumni

Dr John Barrett, an expert in gunshot wounds, is among five extraordinary alumni that University College Cork (UCC) will honour with its highest distinction for graduates at its 2014 Alumni Achievement Awards this week (November 28).

Educational gaming App launched for surgeons

RCSI has launched a new gaming App for iPhone and iPad aimed at testing students’ and doctors’ medical knowledge on the go.

Under-sixes: the law is ‘not being upheld’

The Minister for Health has expressed his mounting frustration, blaming “a failure to implement the law” for the delay in introducing free GP care for under-sixes.

Small hospitals could help ease ED pressure

Some small hospitals within hospital Groups could be transformed into elective surgical units, the HSE’s National Director of Acute Services Dr Tony O’Connell has suggested.

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