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Focus on Virology & Hepatitis C in Medical Independent

'Focus on Virology & Hepatitis C in Medical Independent' image Virology was the focus of the professional development section in the current issue of the Medical Independent, which included 2 excellent articles on Hepatitis C, one of which was written by IT Carlow Student Health Nurse & ISHA Assistant PRO, Theresa Lowry-Lehnen. » read more

 

Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches a European Charter to promote gender equality in the University sector (15th May 2019)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor T.D. Minister of State for Higher Education today (15th May 2019) formally launched a Charter to promote gender equality in the University sector. SAGE – Systemic Action for Gender Equality – is an EU-Horizon 2020 funded project designed to seek stronger action on gender equality in higher education and research. SAGE devises and implements interventions to advance gender equality in European countries, and is being led by Trinity College Dublin. » read more

 

General Scheme of a Human Tissue (Transplantation, Post-Mortem, Anatomical Examination, and Public Display) Bill. Published 2/05/2019

The general scheme of the Human Tissue Bill has now been published (02/05/2019). The wide-ranging Bill will include provisions on organ donation/transplantation, hospital post-mortems and public display of bodies after death. » read more

 

Sexual Health Centre Strategic Plan 2019-2023 (Sexual Health Centre Cork)

Sexual Health Centre Strategic Plan 2019-2023 (Sexual Health Centre Cork). This strategic plan provides the framework to deliver the sexual health service requirements of a growing Cork population, including providing high quality, professional and inclusive services on relationships, wellbeing, HIV and sexual health as well as removing barriers to support services while making screening and reproductive health support opportunities more accessible. » read more

 

HIQA Draft HTA of a PrEP programme Published on 23 Apr 2019

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has launched a public consultation on a draft health technology assessment (HTA) of a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme for populations at substantial risk of sexual acquisition of HIV. » read more

 

Executive Committee Member - Theresa Lowry Lehnen (PhD), IT Carlow

'Executive Committee Member - Theresa Lowry Lehnen (PhD), IT Carlow' image Theresa was elected to the ISHA Executive Committee at the 2019 AGM. She has a vast background and experience in secondary and primary care and specialised in Coronary Care and General Practice Nursing. The Clinical Nurse Specialist at the nurse led Student Health Centre at IT Carlow, Theresa has a PhD, is a Registered Nurse Prescriber and is a regular contributor to Medical and Nursing Journals. She is also an Associate Lecturer and a registered teacher with the Teaching Council of Ireland. » read more

 

Irish College of General Practitioners Annual Conference - 3rd & 4th May 2019

'Irish College of General Practitioners Annual Conference - 3rd & 4th May 2019' image The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the professional body for General Practice in Ireland. This year's Annual Conference and AGM will take place in the National Convention Centre, Dublin, on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th of May 2019. The 2019 conference theme is 'A Healthier Future for General Practice', with an impressive line-up of speakers and covering a wide breadth of topics that address almost the full range of everyday General Practice matters. » read more

 

HSE Food, Nutrition and Hydration Policy For Adult Patients in Acute Hospitals

'HSE Food, Nutrition and Hydration Policy For Adult Patients in Acute Hospitals' image HSE has launched a Food, Nutrition and Hydration Policy for Adult Patients in Acute Hospitals. A toolkit to support local implementation has also been developed. The Policy provides a framework for a standardised approach to food and nutritional care provision by all staff. It encompasses recommendations on nutritional screening and promotes a patient centred approach to delivery of services. It aims to improve the patient's experience of food and nutritional care in hospital. » read more

 

HSE Sexual Health Promotion Training Strategy 2019–2029 (February 2019) Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme

HSE Sexual Health Promotion Training Strategy 2019–2029 (February 2019) Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme. The SHCPP's Sexual Health Promotion Training Strategy addresses the training of professionals to enable them to respond to the sexual health education and information needs of their service users. This comprehensive strategy will direct the activities and funding of the SHCPP over the next ten years. » read more

 

Report from ISHA 2019 AGM & Conference

'Report from ISHA 2019 AGM & Conference' image The first weekend in March saw the hosting of the ISHA 2019 Annual Conference and AGM, in the lovely and comfortable surrounds of The Kingsley Hotel, by the banks of the beautiful River Lee. Delegates from all corners of the country gathered for the beginning of the conference on Friday, 1st March. Indeed, the ISHA executive committee were delighted in particular, to have Dr Gregor Murdoch, President of the UK Student Health Association, attend as their special guest. » read more

 
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