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Advice on Covid-19 for patients living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

New guidance says patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease are not at increased risk of Covid-19 Guidance issued by the National Clinical Programme in Gastroenterology and Hepatology of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the HSE. The Irish Society of Gastroenterology also endorses this advice. New advice for patients […]

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Head of Public Health Medicine at RCPI says cocooning for the over 70s has far reaching benefits

The benefits of cocooning for the over 70s outweigh adverse effects, says Prof Emer Shelley, Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine Benefits not only for the individual, but also for the wider population Early data on this new disease show that up to 20% of people diagnosed with […]

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The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists issues guidance on Covid-19 and maternity services

New clinical guidance on Covid-19 and maternity practice The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued a new guidance document on Covid-19 and maternity services, available to download below. Covid-19 is a new infection and there is limited evidence about the virus. While pregnant women do not appear more likely […]

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Faculty of Paediatrics

Capturing COVID-19: We need your help creating a pandemic archive

Can you help us build an archive of healthcare workers’ experiences of the pandemic? The current COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary public health crisis and will be a defining event in medicine for a generation. As custodians of the history of the profession, we in the RCPI Heritage Centre are […]

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COVID-19: Impact on Professional Competence Schemes

Are you on a Professional Competence Scheme in Ireland? If you are unable to meet your Professional Competence Scheme requirements for the current 2019/20 year due to COVID-19, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing We have been asked by the Medical Council to send the […]

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