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Coru moving to Smithfield

On Friday 23 March 2018, CORU will be moving office and the first day of operations in the new premises will be on Monday 26 March 2018. Our new address will be CORU, Infinity Building, George’s Court, George’s Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 E98Y.

Our main telephone number will remain 01- 293 3160 and our email contact details will also remain the same.

All postal correspondence should be addressed to the new address as and from March 22, 2018.

BioMedica Programme 2018

Please see attached programme for BioMedica 2018

National HSCP Office Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of the National HSCP Office Newsletter.

Biomedica - Call for Abstracts

Closing date for submission of Abstracts has been extended to 12th March 2018.

Public Consultation on the Draft national Infection prevention & control standards for community service

The public consultation on the Draft national infection prevention and control standards for community services has now commenced. The consultation will run for a period of six weeks and will be accepting feedback until 5pm on Wednesday March 14th.

The draft standards, a background document outlining the evidence that informed the development of the draft standards and the consultation form are now available on the HIQA website, please click below:

CORU Newsletter January 2018

Information from CORU - full newsletter attached.

Medical Scientists Registration Board'The Board recently conducted a consultation on the draft Criteria and Standards of Proficiency for Education and Training Programmes. Many thanks to all who took the time to give their feedback. The consultation report will be available to view on the CORU website in due course.'

Health Service Capacity Review 2018

Review of Health Demand and Capacity Requirements in Ireland to 2031

Academy AGM and Nominations to Council 2018-2019

The AGM of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine takes place on Saturday 24th March at 14:00. You are invited to submit motions for the AGM (Closing date 23rd February). Nominations are also invited from members for members to stand for election or re-election to the following vacancies on Council of the Academy.

2018 to 2019 Council Vacancies - Closing date 12th February

National Constituency: All Members eligible 5 vacancies

Eastern Region: Members in Counties Dublin, Meath, Kildare & Wicklow 1 vacancy

WHO Newsletter

WHO GCM/NCD Newsletter

Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs preliminary evaluation report

As part of the GCM/NCD’s terms of reference, an evaluation was performed to assess its activities related to supporting the implementation of the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020.

National Health Service Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the Galway Blood & Tissue Establishment on their recent achievements in the National Health Service Excellence awards for "Best Team Project” and "Popular Choice Award". This is due recognition for years of dedication and diligence to the service.

From Left to Right:
Mr. Maurice Power, CEO, Saolta University Health Care Group
Ms. Maeve Wallace, Quality Manager / Senior Medical Scientist, Blood & Tissue Establishment
Ms. Margaret Tarpey, Laboratory Manager and Chief Medical Scientist, Blood & Tissue Establishment