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# doctors - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Three in four consultants in Irish hospitals report burnout from Covid-19, study finds
# Consultants
# Consultants

Three in four consultants in Irish hospitals report burnout from Covid-19, study finds

Mar 14th 2021, 1:28 PM 18,591 Views 34 Comments

One quarter had reported that either they or colleagues had experienced “long-Covid” after being infected.

# doctors - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute

Jan 20th 2021, 9:15 PM 8,234 Views 3 Comments

In a ballot in November, 94% of IMO’s public health doctors voted in favour of strike action.

# doctors - Monday 30 November, 2020

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
# IMO
# IMO

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,223 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

# doctors - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training
# Consultants Shortage
# Consultants Shortage

'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 33,289 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Medical Council said that it hoped recent changes in law would prompt more doctors to stay in Ireland to pursue specialist training here.

# doctors - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'Significant concerns' about mental health impact of Covid-19 on practitioners, non-profit says
# Doctors
# Doctors

'Significant concerns' about mental health impact of Covid-19 on practitioners, non-profit says

Nov 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,921 Views 1 Comment

The Practitioner Health Matters Programme today released its annual report for 2019.

# doctors - Friday 4 September, 2020

Out-of-hours GP service for Kildare and West Wicklow no longer charging for Covid-19 consultations
# Kdoc
# Kdoc

Out-of-hours GP service for Kildare and West Wicklow no longer charging for Covid-19 consultations

Sep 4th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,846 Views 11 Comments

KDoc had been continuing to charge people for Covid-19 consultations up until last week.

# doctors - Monday 31 August, 2020

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen
# Doctors
# Doctors

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen

Aug 31st 2020, 12:38 PM 25,352 Views 35 Comments

Concerns have been raised by GPs about major difficulties in accessing hospital services.

# doctors - Friday 24 July, 2020

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Jul 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,563 Views 1 Comment

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

# doctors - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating

Jul 14th 2020, 7:38 AM 53,729 Views 30 Comments

Dr Rachel McNamara describes her experience of working on the frontline in the past few months. She says it’s hard not to view the easing of restrictions with anything but trepidation.

# doctors - Friday 10 July, 2020

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

Jul 10th 2020, 9:14 PM 9,668 Views 26 Comments

The public health service has come under pressure in recent months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# doctors - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 10:10 PM 145,047 Views 173 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

# doctors - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'Cocooning by voluntary informed consent or enforced expectation? Time to rethink our treatment of over 70s'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Cocooning by voluntary informed consent or enforced expectation? Time to rethink our treatment of over 70s'

Apr 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 55,348 Views 91 Comments

Consultant geriatrician Rónán Collins understands the reasons for cocooning but says enough is enough.

# doctors - Monday 20 April, 2020

Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts

Apr 20th 2020, 4:29 PM 14,306 Views 9 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency team will discuss the plan tomorrow, says the Taoiseach.

# doctors - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 57,137 Views 37 Comments

From pregnancy to isolation, advice to staff has changed significantly since January.

# doctors - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff
# Cavan
# Cavan

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff

Apr 9th 2020, 3:22 PM 34,309 Views 43 Comments

It was reported today that two wards in the hospital were closed following an outbreak of infection.

# doctors - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak
# Covid19
# Covid19

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak

Mar 29th 2020, 5:17 PM 31,597 Views 22 Comments

The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.

# doctors - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 5:39 PM 35,287 Views 49 Comments

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms
# Doctors
# Doctors

GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms

Mar 18th 2020, 7:50 AM 16,527 Views 17 Comments

There are now a total of 292 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

# doctors - Friday 13 March, 2020

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

Mar 13th 2020, 9:31 PM 18,226 Views 33 Comments

The figures come at a time when the coronavirus is putting pressure on the public health system.

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers

Mar 13th 2020, 3:35 PM 19,938 Views 31 Comments

Paschal Donohue said work is underway in relation to the issue following representations from workers unions in the last 24 hours.

# doctors - Monday 9 March, 2020

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland

Mar 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 63,227 Views 30 Comments

One doctor described the stress of applying for citizenship and work permits, and the toll it has taken on his personal life.

# doctors - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?
# General Practice
# General Practice

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Jan 21st 2020, 6:40 AM 19,406 Views 22 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# doctors - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away
# Voices
# Voices

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

Jan 2nd 2020, 9:00 PM 53,554 Views 79 Comments

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health
# Letters To Harris
# Letters To Harris

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 27,123 Views 21 Comments

More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.

# doctors - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve
# Waiting
# Waiting

More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve

Dec 24th 2019, 1:56 PM 23,849 Views 42 Comments

The number is down from the more than 400 who were waiting for a bed yesterday morning.

# doctors - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

HSE consultants will be offered €250k wage if they focus 100% on public work and drop private practice
# Health Service Reform
# Health Service Reform

HSE consultants will be offered €250k wage if they focus 100% on public work and drop private practice

Dec 18th 2019, 6:40 PM 25,106 Views 52 Comments

The new contract for consultant doctors offers increased pay levels of up to €222,460, rising further to €252,150 by July 2022.

# doctors - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action

Dec 17th 2019, 9:04 PM 12,440 Views 31 Comments

The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.

# doctors - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard

Updated Nov 27th 2019, 9:06 PM 26,058 Views 79 Comments

A recent report recommends that free contraception rollout should target young women first.

# doctors - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients
# Medical Negligence
# Medical Negligence

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Nov 10th 2019, 9:52 AM 14,080 Views 5 Comments

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

# doctors - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Nov 7th 2019, 10:50 PM 12,963 Views 0 Comments

RTÉ’s restructuring plan, the boil water notice and the Trump impeachment probe made the headlines today.

# doctors - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'
# Extra Visits
# Extra Visits

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,894 Views 58 Comments

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

# doctors - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris
# Doctors
# Doctors

Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris

Oct 6th 2019, 6:10 PM 44,884 Views 74 Comments

The vote was unanimously passed by the council of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association.

# doctors - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'

Sep 21st 2019, 3:38 PM 20,564 Views 57 Comments

About one million patients in Ireland are on waiting lists to see a consultant.

# doctors - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak
# Vaping
# Vaping

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak

Sep 14th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,554 Views 50 Comments

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

# doctors - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Poor working conditions 'having a negative effect on doctors' ability to communicate with patients'
# Doctors
# Doctors

Poor working conditions 'having a negative effect on doctors' ability to communicate with patients'

Sep 5th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,507 Views 8 Comments

One in five complaints made to the Medical Council related to communications issues.

# doctors - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll
# Trolleys
# Trolleys

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Sep 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 66,101 Views 39 Comments

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

# doctors - Monday 26 August, 2019

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds
# Future Health System
# Future Health System

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds

Aug 26th 2019, 11:47 AM 34,884 Views 108 Comments

A new report says all new consultants should move to a contract that will end private clinics in public hospitals.

# doctors - Monday 8 July, 2019

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average
# Medication
# Medication

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average

Jul 8th 2019, 3:00 PM 31,581 Views 79 Comments

Benzodiazepine medicine use in women over 65 years is 40% higher than in men, finds a new report.

# doctors - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:09 PM 10,387 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

# doctors - Monday 20 May, 2019

Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case
# Vincent Lambert
# Vincent Lambert

Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case

May 20th 2019, 12:03 PM 65,465 Views 30 Comments

The man’s parents have repeatedly launched court action to keep him alive — in defiance of his wife and five siblings who are in favour of his right to die.

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