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Submission of feedback on HIQA's updated national standards for residential care settings

HIQA have commenced a process for feedback on their updated national standards for residential care settings. » read more

Ebola Outbreak: Declaration of Public Health Emergency of International Concern by WHO

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) affecting a number of countries in West Africa has now escalated to such an extent that the WHOs International Health Regulations Emergency Committee declared it to be a Public Health emergency of International Concern or PHEIC. » read more

GP Academic Fellowship Programme 2014

The Irish College of General Practitioners, the HSE, and the Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) invite proposals from prospective candidates for the GP Academic Fellowship Programme 2014. » read more

ICGP welcomes statement from minister on UHI but raises concerns about manpower crisis in general practice

The Irish College of General Practitioners said on Tuesday 5 August that it welcomes the comments by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, TD, in relation to Universal Health Insurance (UHI). » read more

Levonorgestrel and Ulipristal are suitable emergency contraceptives for all women, regardless of body weight

This was the conclusion of the European Medicines Agency following its review of emergency contraceptives containing levonorgestrel or ulipristal to assess whether increased body weight affects the effectiveness of these medicines in preventing unintended pregnancy following unprotected sexual intercourse. » read more

Consultation document: Infectious disease assessment for migrants

The HPSC has advised that the draft document "Infectious disease assessment for migrants" is now available for consultation » read more

ICGP statement in relation to the loss of civilian life in the Gaza Strip

The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is deeply saddened by the continuing and appalling loss of civilian life in the Gaza strip, in particular the deaths of a significant number of children. » read more

Call for new course and publication ideas

Have you an idea for a course or publication that you as a member of the ICGP would like to see developed? If so, the College would like to hear from you. » read more

Health Identifiers Act 2014

The enactment of the Health Identifiers Act 2014 has been welcomed by HIQA, which has described the legislation as "an important step forward" for patient safety and the provision of quality care. » read more

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) medicine approved for sale in retail outlets

The Health Products Regulatory Authority today announced it is authorising a Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) product to be sold in general retail and grocery outlets. » read more