National Rehabilitation Hospital

Education & Training Provided by NRH Staff Medical

Academic Activity

All Consultants continue to be actively involved in Specialist Registrar supervision, NCHD teaching programmes and Medical Student teaching and assessments.

All consultants are required to actively participate in Continuing Professional Development and regularly attend national and international meetings.

Diploma in Stroke Medicine

Dr. Carroll is on the Exam Steering Committee for the Diploma in Cerebrovascular & Stroke Medicine. Dr. Delargy and Dr. Morgan lecture in the Diploma.

Academic Activity

Recent Presentations delivered:

Dr. Eimear Smith presented on Osteoporosis and disability at joint Irish Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (IARM) / British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine/ (BSRM) Conference in May 2010.

Dr. Andrew Hanrahan presented a lecture on ‘Rehabilitation of my Stroke in 2034’ at the BSRM Silver Jubilee Conference in Oxford, UK in September 2009.

Dr. Hanrahan was involved in developing a detailed Goal Setting document, and training to use it was developed and now meets CARF standards and conforms to International best practice.

Dr. Áine Carroll presented a lecture on Spasticity, an overview of the management, for the Diploma in Neurological Physiotherapy, RCSI

Dr. Jacinta McElligott was Course director and presenter for: Diversity in Career Development and Leadership in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Presented at the AAPM&R annual general meeting in 2009.

Dr. Jacinta McElligott presented “Building Atlantic Bridges” to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation East Carolina University, October 2009.

Dr Mei Min Soong, Dr Jacinta McElligott – Poster Abstract: Managment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Shoulder Pain Post Stroke. A case report and review. 6th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC) – Pain in Europe VI, September 2009.

Publications

A Carroll, N Ryall, Ngo D., ‘An audit of Inpatient Consultations to a Rehabilitation Medicine Service in a Tertiary Referral Centre’, IMJ 2009;102(5):159-160

É Smith, C Comiskey, Á Carroll, ‘A Study of Bone Mineral Density in Adults with Disability’, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 2009; 90 (7): 1127 – 35.

É Smith, N Ryall, ‘Residual limb Osteomyelitis: a case series from a national prosthetic centre’, Disability and Rehabilitation 2009; 31 (21): 1785 – 9.

Strategic Developments

Members of the Medical Board are very involved in Strategic developments on an ongoing basis. These include:

  • Irish Heart Foundation

Dr. Áine Carroll, Dr. Mark Delargy and Dr. Jacinta Morgan are members of the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke.

Dr. Delargy and Dr. Morgan are members of a committee on ‘ Future service delivery for people with Acquired Brain Injury in HSE Dublin North East’.

Dr. Delargy is a Member of Cardiovascular Strategy implementation group for the Department of Health and Children and Vice chair of the Irish Heart Foundation Council on Stroke.

  • National Stroke Guidelines

Dr. Morgan was Chair of the multidisciplinary workshop in 2009 for the development of the Stroke National Guidelines and Standards.

  • Northern Ireland TBI report

Dr. Morgan was one of three invited experts appointed to independently review services for TBI patients in Northern Ireland. This report, and 3-year strategy for service improvement has been published online:

http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/showconsultations?txtid=34865

  • National Rehabilitation Strategy

Dr. Áine Carroll is currently on a Working Group for the development of a National Strategy for Rehabilitation.

The recommendations due from both the cardiovascular strategy for Stroke and the National Strategy for Rehabilitation Medicine in general should help guide development of rehabilitation services with NRH as a key service provider.

  • Beaumont Development Committee

Dr. Delargy and Dr. Morgan are both on the NRH at Beaumont development committee

  • New Hospital Project

Dr. Delargy and Dr. Carroll represent the Medical Board on the NRH New Hospital Project Development committee.

  • Falls Prevention and Management Strategy

Dr. Andrew Hanrahan was the Consultant lead on a Falls Prevention and Management Strategy for the NRH in the light of the recently published Draft Guidelines to the HSE by the Dublin Hospitals Group Risk Management Forum.

International Matters

Dr. Jacinta McElligott and Dr. Jacinta Morgan have been appointed to the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) which represents the National Associations of Medical Specialists in the European Union and its associated countries.

The UEMS are involved in developing standards and policies in the key areas of postgraduate training; continuing medical education and professional development and quality assurance in specialist practice.

Dr Morgan is an examiner for MRCP PACES and MRCPI part II.

Dr Morgan is in the process of completing a Masters in Healthcare Ethics and Law at the RCSI.