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To follow the GP path, or not?

A new survey finds that a negative perception of general practice among some doctors impacts medical students’ career choices. David Lynch looks at the data and talks to experts General practice is only going to become more central and important to the Irish health service, according to Government policy. The Sláintecare Report, the Government’s 10-year…

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Aiming for the moon

The US launched a ‘cancer moonshot’ in 2016, aiming to achieve in five years what would otherwise have taken a decade in the battle against the disease. Bette Browne looks at what has been achieved so far and the challenges that lie ahead Former US Vice President Joe Biden, now in the midst of a…

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Dignity by design

Design & Dignity is a collaborative project between the Irish Hospice Foundation and the HSE to improve care  for patients at end-of-life.  Cliona Hughes talks to the people behind the programme and examines the difference it has made to end-of-life care in hospitals Since the mid-1980s, there has been a surge in hospice and palliative…

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