The National Haemophilia Council - Medical Students Project Requirements for 2022
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 has 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 Comprehensive Care Centres are located in the following Hospitals:
- National Coagulation Centre, St. James’s Hospital, James’s Street Dublin 8
- National Paediatric Haemophilia Centre, Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, Cooley Rd, Crumlin, Dublin 12, Dublin 12, D12 N512
- Comprehensive Care Centre, University Hospital Cork, Wilton, Cork
- The Haemophilia Treatment Centre is based at University Hospital Galway, Newcastle Rd, Galway, H91 YR71
The applicant should submit an abstract, of no more than 500 words (one page only), giving an overview of the proposed project to the National Haemophilia Council by the 14th February , 2022. Submissions should be sent to the following address:
Late submissions will not be accepted
Ms Gráinne Leach, Chief Officer, National Haemophilia Council, Health Service Executive, Mill Lane, Palmerstown, Dublin 20, D20 KH63
The Council will inform the successful applicants by 1st March 2022. The decision of the Council is final.
The report of the completed projects should be submitted to the National Haemophilia Council by the 31st October, 2022.