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Vaccination programme guidance issued for dentists

On 10 March 2021, the Dental Council issued guidance for dentists wishing to become vaccinators of the COVID-19 vaccine. Here is the guidance in full. ‘The Dental Council welcomes the signing of regulation SI 81 of 2021 by the Minister for Health which allows dentists to take part in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme as … Continued

Irish medical cards undergo ‘major revamp’

The HSE is undertaking ‘a major revamp of the system’ under which medical cards are granted and processed. Health minister Leo Varadkar and minister of state Kathleen Lynch announced the update following recent controversy surrounding the cutting back of discretionary medical cards, according to Ten actions will be undertaken by the HSE to improve … Continued

HSE forced to remove online pay data to dentists

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has been forced to remove website details of state payments to primary care health professionals. Details of state payments made public represented a ‘breach of privacy’, according to the Irish Dental Association (IDA). Nicola Coogan, senior compliance officer with the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), warned the HSE that serious action … Continued