Dialysis: at the time of writing it appears likely that the rin Lourdes will close in March. There will be dialysis facilities in Pau, for those who require them. see dialysis lourdes (in French – translation to follow shortly)
Medical indemnity: there is some uncertainty over the continuing extension of medical cover to doctors in Lourdes by the medical defence organisations. This follows a change in EU law with France stipulating that mdical indemnity must be underwritten by insurance, rather than mutual, cover. This matter is currently being explored and clarification sought. It will also be discussed at the forthcoming Seirbhis conference in Dublin in March.
For the letter written by Dr Robert in 2011 click on Letter from Board of Medical Practitioners of High-Pyrenees, May 2011
Membership: at the recent meeting of the LMA the constitution was amended to extend membership broadly to all groups of healthcare workers who come to Lourdes. This was enthusiastically adopted by the membership and we look forward to welcoming new members.
AGM and Conference 2016: it is planned to hold the 2016 meeting in Crawley at the end of January 2016. Further details will be available in due course.
It may be helpful to make available here the advice issued in 2013: LMA Advice regarding expected standards of care including resuscitation
Some talks from the conference in Glasgow are available on the following page:http://lourdesdoctors.org/conference/