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09
Mar
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Press Statement: Committee on Future of Mental Health Care told psychiatrist posts in Ireland currently at 50% below the required amount: High trainee satisfaction levels yet low take up in posts here

President of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, Dr John Hillery, addressed the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Future of Mental care on Wednesday 7th March 2018, on the issue of recruitment and retention of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists to Mental Health Services.   The Committee heard that Ireland ranks behind most other European countries (17th […]

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18
Apr
Can we afford not to support our carers?

Ireland’s long-suffering family carers urgently need a break, writes Catherine Cox for Independent.ie Carers don’t want our praise or pity. They don’t want to be patronised or indeed canonised. They are not saints. They are ordinary people who are struggling to care for their loved ones without the supports they so desperately need. Carers are […]

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05
Apr
Pharmacological management of diabetes in severe mental illness: A comprehensive clinical review of efficacy, safety and tolerability

There is increasing evidence that people with severe mental illness (SMI) have considerably worse physical health than the general population. A recent study published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology summarises the published efficacy and tolerability of pharmacotherapeutic interventions in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in severe mental illness (SMI), focusing on glucose lowering therapies. In […]

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04
Apr
Prof Brendan Kelly: The Right to Mental Healthcare – India Leading the Way

Prof Brendan Kelly assesses the importance of India’s decision to grant a legally binding ‘right to access mental healthcare and treatment’ to its population of some 1.3 billion This article appeared on Medical Independent website on 11th January 2018 Is there a ‘right’ to healthcare? And if so, what does it actually mean? In 1948, […]

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28
Mar
Spotlight on suicide at upcoming College Spring Conference

The issue of suicide will be accorded particular focus at the upcoming Spring Conference of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, which takes place in Athlone on 12-13 April. This article by Catherine Reilly was published on Medical Independent on 26/03/18 A presentation on ‘Suicide in Doctors — What we Should Know’ by Dr Justin […]

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