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International Infection Prevention Week (14 to 20 October) takes place to highlight how we can protect our health by reducing infection.

International Infection Prevention Week (14 to 20 October) takes place to highlight how we can protect our health by reducing infection.

The theme this year is Vaccines are Everybody’s Business.
• See hse.ie/handhygiene for more information about good hand hygiene.
• Visit the IIPW site for lots of games, fun facts and information on vaccination.
Keeping patients safe from infection is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone needs to know the best ways to prevent infections.
Professor Martin Cormican, HSE National Lead for Antibiotic Resistance says,

Sláintecare Report - Committee on the Future of Healthcare

CPD Challenge of the month September 2019): Sláintecare Report.
Go to your CPD on www.acslm.ie for further information.

MedTech Europe submission to ECHA public consultation: REACH Annex XV restriction report on Microplastics

Dear members,

We would like to ask for your urgent support regarding a public consultation on microplastics which will close next Friday, 20 September.

The consultation requests for input from stakeholders on the potential impact of a new REACH restriction proposal on microplastics. The current proposal would ban the use of all microplastics in IVDs, unless the microplastics are fully contained during the entire life cycle of the product, and any microplastics-containing waste is disposed of as hazardous waste.

HSCP Online Workshop

The HSCPdeliver online workshop is now open! Please visit https://hscp.clevertogether.com to register to take part.

We launched the online workshop at the first physical workshop in Cork yesterday. The workshop was very well attended and there was a lot of positive feedback from HSCP and service users present about the day and in particular how good it was to have some of our service users included. There was a lot of good discussion and plenty of ideas generated.

Clinician Scientist Postdoctoral Fellowships (CSF) 2020

The HRB yesterday launched a new postdoctoral fellowship funding call for clinician scientists:

Clinician Scientist Postdoctoral Fellowships (CSF) 2020

Weblink:
https://www.hrb.ie/funding/funding-schemes/all-funding-schemes/grant/cli...

ACSLM - Calls for the repatriation of all laboratory services for CervicalCheck

CervicalCheck Issues incorrect letters to 400 women.

Marie Culliton, Chief Medical Scientist at the National Maternity Hospital and council member of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine, Calls for the repatriation of all laboratory services for CervicalCheck.

Listen to Marie on RTE radio 1, broadcast Friday, 9th August 2019:

Podcast on RTE Radio 1: https://t.co/NLS8421eqY
Download podcast: https://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/audio/2019/0809/20190809_rteradio1-mo...

Programme Managers are being sought for a number of clinical programmes

For your information please see below link. Programme Managers are being sought for a number of clinical programmes;

https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/jobs/job-search/expressionsofinterest/eoi-0...

Kind regards;

Kim Sayers
Clerical Officer, National Health and Social Care Professions Office
Clinical and Administration Block A,
HSE, Merlin Park, Galway, Eircode H91 N973.

E: kim.sayers@hse.ie T: 091-775906 HSCP hub on HSELanD www.hseland.ie

CORU Registration for Medical Scientists opening 31st March 2019

We are delighted to announce that the medical scientists register will open on Sunday 31st March 2019. The Academy will support its members to ensure this process is as simple as possible for them. In the meantime please see attached pages from the Academy diary which outlines the pathways to state registration.

See CORU website for definitive details
HTTP://www.CORU.IE/EN/REGISTRATION/WHAT_STATUTORY_REGISTRATION_MEANS

CORU:

Correspondence received from CORU September 2018

I am writing to you on behalf of the Medical Scientists Registration Board (hereby known as the Board), in relation to the Criteria and Standards of Proficiency for Medical Scientists Education and Training Programmes.

National Institute of Health Sciences Call for Abstracts - Spring 2019

Dear Colleagues,

A Call for Abstracts for the Spring 2019 edition of the National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin is currently being made.
The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday, September 14th, 2018.
We are interested in receiving abstracts of current research on all aspects of clinical healthcare, public and population health and health systems research.
Please complete the following online form and upload your abstract to:

https://forms.hse.ie/FeedbackServer/fs.aspx?surveyid=fa7ea5f98bb498c9456...