National Conference video: Dr Colin Doherty

Dr. Colin Doherty is a consultant neurologist and Honorary Senior lecturer in neurology at St James's Hospital in Dublin. He was trained in the Partners neurology residency programme at Harvard Medical School, Boston and subsequently completed Fellowships in Epilepsy and Cognition. He has published widely in the areas of brain imaging in epilepsy, the genetics of epilepsy, functional imaging of language and clinical epileptology and neurology.

Colin Doherty: Medicinal Cannabis

Colin Doherty is a Consultant Neurologist at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, and Associate Professor of Clinical Epilepsy, Academic Unit of Neurology, TCD.  At the 2018 Epilepsy Ireland National Conference, he spoke about Medicinal Cannabis following a video on the subject from Orrin Devinsky which can also be watched below.

Budget 2019: main points for health and disability

In light of this week’s budget here are the main points for disability and healthcare.

An extra €1.05 billion in funding for health to include:

  • Extra €150 million for disability services- total 2019 budget €1.8m
  • Extra €84 million for mental health – total 2019 budget €1 billion
  • Extra €20 million for the National Treatment Purchase Fund – total budget 2019 €75 million

In addition