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February 14, 2016

ASI welcomes new funding for dementia research and care

Dear Editor, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) would like to welcome the launch by the Health Research Board and The Atlantic Philanthropies of the research arm of Ireland’s first National Dementia Strategy, and the seven new research projects which have been funded to support the implementation of the Strategy.

UK FTP case had origins in Singapore

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a recent England and Wales High Court case in which a leading surgeon sought judicial review against the General Medical Council concerning matters with an origin in disciplinary proceedings in Singapore.

‘Even the HSE does not believe its own guff’

Dear Editor, I was amused to see, yet again, a headline in the latest issue of the IMT (05/02/16) quoting Tony O’Brien stating that “GPs are HSE’s key specialists”.

‘Let’s move along with the times’

Ahead of the 1916 Rising Centenary, Dr Ruairi Hanley wraps himself in the tricolour — he contends Irish medical institutions should have dropped the “Royal” prefix when Ireland declared itself a republic.

No sugaring of hard evidence

Dara Gantly on the mounting evidence for the introduction of a sugar tax.

Is there a political will to change?

Dear Editor, An election is on the horizon, and one cannot help noticing politicians being more busy to position themselves ‘favourably’ for votes. It looks as if they have left the agenda they had coming into office and are now concentrating on retaining their positions.

Informed view on abortion is required by Minister

Dear Editor, The Health Consumer Powerhouse would like to comment on some of the reactions of Minister for Health Dr Leo Varadkar to our report on the Euro Health Consumer Index 2015.

Stepping up to the plate

Through their support of the recent High Court settlement over rural practice, and as a result of the ‘No Doctor, No Village’ campaign, Dr Ruairi Hanley believes the NAGP has been playing a blinder, which others need to follow for a brighter future for GPs.

Femoral nerve injured during abdominal operation

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a case in which an NHS trust appealed to the Court of Appeal against a finding that a surgeon negligently caused injury to a woman’s left femoral nerve during the course of an abdominal operation.

Patient should have stayed in A&E

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a recent England and Wales High Court case that considered the relationship between a hospital Accident & Emergency Department and a Same Day Treatment Centre.

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