National Haemophilia Council Medical Students Project Requirements for 2023 for Haemophilia & Other Related Bleeding Disorders
The National Haemophilia Council (NHC) was set up by the Government, under Statutory Instrument mechanism (SI No. 451 of 2004) in response to the recommendations of the Report of the Lindsey Tribunal. The NHC reports directly to the Minister for Health on all matters concerning the delivery of health care to people in Ireland with Haemophilia or other related Bleeding Disorders.
The Council is composed of a Chairperson, together with Medical, Nursing, and other related Health Care professionals, representatives of the Department of Health and two representatives from the patient organisation, the Irish Haemophilia Society.
Undergraduate Medical Student Elective
To encourage the involvement of undergraduate medical students in the area of Haemophilia and other related disorders, the Council decided to create 4 awards, each of €1,000.00 for student projects in this area. The Council encourages the presentation and / or publication of the completed project at a relevant National and/or International meeting or in a relevant publication.
Application can be made by 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th year medical student from any Medical School in Ireland. The Project must be undertaken with guidance and agreement of a Haematology Consultant involved in the provision of comprehensive care to patients with haemophilia or other related bleeding disorders in Ireland. The Medical Students need to get agreement from the appropriate treatment centre before they submit their application to the NHC
The Comprehensive Care Centres are located in the following Hospitals:
Professor Niamh O’Connell, Director, National Coagulation Centre, St. James’s Hospital, James’s Street, Dublin 8
Dr Beatrice Nolan, Consultant Haematologist, National Paediatric Haemophilia Centre, Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, Cooley Rd, Crumlin, Dublin 12, D12 N512 .
Dr Cleona Duggan, Consultant Haematologist, Comprehensive Care Centre, University Hospital Cork, Wilton, Cork
Professor Niamh O’Connell, Director, National Coagulation Centre, St. James’s Hospital, James’s Street Dublin 8, for the Haemophilia Treatment Centre based at University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Rd, Galway, H91 YR71
Applications (short curriculum vitae and cover letter describing the potential benefits anticipated from participation) should be made in the first instance to the Director of the relevant Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre / Haemophilia Treatment Centre. Each centre will be responsible to identify a suitable candidate and agree an abstract for the proposed project.
The applicant should submit the agreed abstract, of no more than 500 words, giving an overview of the proposed project to the National Haemophilia Council by 5pm on Monday 17thApril 2023.
The submissions should be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any queries please contact:
Ms Gráinne Leach,
National Haemophilia Council,
Health Service Executive,
Dublin 20, D20 KH63
The Council will inform the successful applicants before Monday 1st May 2023. The decision of the National Haemophilia Council is final.
The report of the completed projects should be submitted to the National Haemophilia Council by the 31st October, 2023