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A lesser known cause of malnutrition
Thursday, 14 June 2012
THE DRASTIC weight loss and emaciation seen with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is more than obvious, yet the condition itself remains... Read more...
Probiotics: Evidence-based guidelines
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Thursday, 02 February 2012
  The term “probiotics” was first introduced in 1965 by Lilly and Stillwell; in contrast to antibiotics, probiotics were defined as... Read more...
New global strategy for COPD
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Thursday, 02 February 2012
Early stage COPD carries a significant healthcare burden that is currently underrecognised, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Furthermore, patients at... Read more...
Diagnosing lung cancer: Guideline update
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Thursday, 07 July 2011
The long-awaited updated guidance on diagnosing lung cancer was released last week by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the... Read more...
Advances in treatment of chronic total occlusion
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Friday, 17 June 2011
Marie Feely learns of the unique advances in the Mater Private Hospital’s Heart Centre that are improving patients’ lives Read more...
An overview of atopic dermatitis
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Eczema, or  atopic dermatitis, is a common inflammatory disease of the skin. The condition often has its start in childhood and follows a variable... Read more...
Silver bullet treatments in lung cancer
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
In lung cancer, even patients presenting with early, more manageable disease have a low five-year survival rate. A Scottish analysis reported that 50... Read more...
Ask the specialist: Depression
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Consultant psychiatrist and author Dr Conor Farren answers questions on managing depression in the community Read more...
Complications of chronic kidney disease
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) includes any conditions that affect the kidney with the potential to cause either progressive loss of kidney function or... Read more...
Barrett’s oesophagus: Diagnosis and management
Friday, 11 March 2011
Barrett’s oesophagus is a benign condition where the normal (stratified squamous) lining of the oesophagus is replaced by abnormal cells... Read more...
Performance intelligence future of healthcare
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
TRAG Performance Intelligence Group Ireland and UK (TRAGPI) is an advisory company focused on providing integrated cost and quality management... Read more...
New data on Zytiga presented at ASCO
Friday, 22 June 2012
  Data related to Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) clinical studies have been selected for presentation at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American... Read more...
MSD Launches Elonva in Ireland
Friday, 22 June 2012
  MSD has announced the availability of Elonva in Ireland (corifollitropin alfa injection), a new treatment for fertility. Elonva is approved for... Read more...
Campaign to highlight awareness of sight-threatening condition in people with diabetes
Friday, 22 June 2012
According to research, over three quarters (75 per cent) of people with diabetes in Ireland have not heard of the condition diabetic macular oedema... Read more...
Boots Ireland lowers cost of prescription medicines
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Friday, 22 June 2012
  Boots Ireland has announced new lower prescription medicine prices. The changes will reduce the price of the majority of prescription medicines. Read more...
Laya healthcare marks launch by announcing 100 new jobs
Friday, 25 May 2012
  Laya healthcare has marked its official launch by announcing 100 new jobs over the next three years. The company currently employs 343 people at... Read more...
Survival advantage shown with Betaferon in MS trial
Friday, 04 May 2012
  Bayer HealthCare has announced data published this month in Neurology from the Betaferon 21-year Long-term Follow-up (LTF) Study, which showed... Read more...
Teva's Naramerg name change
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland would like to announce the following name change: Naramerg (naratriptan) film coated tabs 2.5mg has changed to... Read more...
EFIC-Grünenthal grant supports young scientists
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Young scientists from across Europe are invited to apply for the EFIC-Grünenthal Grant (E-G-G) 2012, one of the most highly regarded pain... Read more...
Boehringer Ingelheim gains approval for extended time-window for Actilyse
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Actilyse has been approved for thrombolytic treatment of acute ischaemic stroke up to 4.5 hours after... Read more...

EDITORIAL: From Killarney to Kildare

The IMO has been busy since the last AGM, writes DANIELLE BARRON

 

 

Non-IMO consultants must to sign up to HRA to receive new pay scale

IMN has learned that the HSE will shortly inform consultants that, if they are not a member of the IMO, they will be required to formally confirm their agreement to the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement (HRA) in order to be placed on the recently agreed consolidated pay scales.

 

 

IMO CEO appointment due in autumn

The IMO hopes to have a new CEO in place by the autumn, the outgoing President of the Organisation has told IMN.

 

   

HIQA to review private providers

HIQA is planning to undertake a nationwide scoping exercise of all private healthcare providers and services in the State ahead of the introduction of licensing in 2015.


 

Dept expresses concern at lack of data

 

The Department of Health has warned that existing deficits in data collection and monitoring activities have “potentially serious consequences” for the achievement of Healthy Ireland, and say such deficits need to be urgently addressed, IMN has learned.


 

   

Hospitals set exclusion criteria

 

A number of hospitals have been using a set of exclusion criteria to decline certain dermatology referrals for at least a year, IMN has learned.


 

 

UHI could lead to tax cuts – Lynch

 

 

The Assistant Secretary General of the Department of Health has suggested that the introduction of universal health insurance (UHI) may lead to a cut in general taxation rates for the public.


 

   

Haddington Road pay scale consolidation

 

New consolidated pay scales have been set under the Haddington Road Agreement.

 

 

New National Clinical Lead for Mental Health appointed

 

Consultant psychiatrist Dr Margo Wrigley has been appointed as the HSE National Clinical Advisor and clinical programme group lead for  mental health, IMN has learned.


 

   

Dramatic turnaround in fortunes of IMO

The IMO has seen in increase in membership and recorded a small profit for 2013, according to their latest annual report.

 

 

   

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