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    From the latest issue
  • Editorial

    Time for change

    Priscilla Lynch | 08 Feb 2018

    Spring is a time of hope and renewal and after the hardship of January for the Irish health service, February couldn’t come soon enough.

  • From previous issues
  • Editorial

    A break for the border?

    Priscilla Lynch | 25 Jan 2018

    As revealed by Niamh Cahill in this issue, the use of the Cross-Border Directive (CBD) on Healthcare by Irish patients grew exponentially last year.

  • Editorial

    No end in sight for trolley crisis

    Priscilla Lynch | 11 Jan 2018

    While utterly predictable, this month’s trolley crisis is still absolutely shocking and unacceptable.

  • Editorial

    What's another year?

    Priscilla Lynch | 21 Dec 2017

    The more things change; the more things stay the same.

  • Editorial

    Inconvenient truths

    Priscilla Lynch | 07 Dec 2017

    The recent RTÉ Primetime Investigates documentary on the work practices of some consultants and excess private treatment in public hospitals made for sobering viewing.

  • Editorial

    The proof is in the pudding

    Priscilla Lynch | 27 Nov 2017

    It is no secret that general practice in Ireland is experiencing a serious manpower crisis and is severely underfunded.

  • Editorial

    The naming (shaming) game continues

    Priscilla Lynch | 16 Nov 2017

    Last week saw the commencement of the first public hearings under new teacher fitness to practise (FTP) legislation. While similar to Medical Council FTP legislation and inquiries, notably the teacher remained anonymous during the public hearing.

  • Editorial

    Spin when you’re winning?

    Priscilla Lynch | 07 Nov 2017

    There has been plenty of good news in recent weeks for our health service, according to the busy PR units within the Department, HSE and indeed the Taoiseach’s office.

  • Editorial

    Women in medicine

    Priscilla Lynch | 26 Oct 2017

    Last week, Prof Mary Horgan made history when she became the first woman President of the RCPI in its 363-year history, following in the footsteps of 141 male predecessors.

  • Editorial

    The honeymoon is over

    Priscilla Lynch | 16 Oct 2017

    Simon Harris’s honeymoon as Minister for Health would appear to be well and truly over.

  • Editorial

    No healthcare without doctors

    Priscilla Lynch | 05 Oct 2017

    The last few weeks have seen the publication of some sobering statistics on Ireland’s worsening medical manpower crisis.

  • Editorial

    Medicines mismanagement

    Priscilla Lynch | 25 Sep 2017

    As the HSE warns of a potential €300 million budget shortfall this year, the medicines bill seems to be under particular pressure.

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