HPV vaccine off to a good albeit jumpy, small start

Posted in Blog by saraburke on May 20, 2010

This week the HSE started vaccinating first year students in 20 schools around the country with the HPV vaccine. The HPV vaccine is part of a national programme to prevent cervical cancer. Recommended by HIQA the introduction of this virus the minister oked it and then withdrew it and then reannounced it. So what’s happening… (more…)

INMO reject Croke Park deal and put forward their own proposals

Posted in Blog by saraburke on May 7, 2010

Over 300 nurses and midwives gathered in Trim for their annual delegate conference on 5, 6 and 7 May. The first motion considered by the conference was to unanimously reject the Croke Park deal. So why did they do this and what are they going to do now?


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Saving our public health service in midst of the economic crisis – an opportunity or an insurmountable task?

Posted in Blog by saraburke on May 7, 2010

Here is a very long paper I gave to the INMO annual conference yesterday. Also a podcast of it and other speeches is here along with the Minister’s.



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