Thursday, 28 March 2013

New Anaphylaxis Evidence Update from NICE

Anaphylaxis Evidence Update: March 2013 has been published.  The new Evidence Update focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 134 ‘Anaphylaxis: assessment to confirm an anaphylactic episode and the decision to refer after emergency treatment for a suspected anaphylactic episode’ (2011).

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Oireachtas News 25th March 2013
Both in the Dáil and the Seanad this week the Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2013 will go to Committee and remaining stages.  This Bill changes the eligibility rules for medical cards for persons aged 70 years and over.

On 27th March, the Transport and Communications Committee will meet with representatives from the FAI, GAA and the IRFU to discuss the implications of legislation to ban the sponsorship of major sporting events by alcoholic drinks companies on

Monday, 25 March 2013

Lancet make TB series freely available

The Lancet Infectious Diseases has made 6 articles from the series on Tuberculosis 2013 freely available for download from

Thursday, 21 March 2013

New Michael Porter article on Redesigning Primary Care

Interesting article recently written by renowned Harvard Professor Michael Porter looking at redesigning Primary Care and improving care based on an analysis of patient needs

Link to full text article

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Oireachtas News 19th March 2013

The main health related legislation going through the Dáil this week is the second stage of the Health (Alteration of Criteria for Eligibility) Bill 2013.   The Bill will be discussed in the house on Wednesday March 20th and Thursday March 21st.  The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Health Act 1970 to change the eligibility rules for medical cards for persons aged 70 years and over.

Two items will be raised at the Health and Children Committee Meetings this week; on Wednesday March 20th the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 [Minister of State at the Department of Health with Responsibility for Primary Care] will be discussed.  On Friday March 22nd discussion on tackling childhood poverty [Ms Moira O’Mara, Director, Department of Children and Youth Affairs] will be resumed.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Free online training - The Cochrane Library

Wiley are offering instructor-led online training on how to use The Cochrane Library.

Tuesday, 12th March 2013, 15:30 GMT Time (London, GMT)


Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.