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    Dr Bawa-Garba case reverberates in Ireland

    Catherine Reilly | 08 Feb 2018

    The General Medical Council’s decision to seek the erasure from its register of a specialist registrar, whose catastrophic clinical errors occurred in a dysfunctional system, has provoked huge reaction among doctors. Catherine Reilly reports

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    Brexit under the microscope

    Catherine Reilly | 08 Feb 2018

    Catherine Reilly reports from a recent IMO seminar that highlighted problems facing Irish healthcare due to Brexit

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  • News Features

    Pursuing an end to FGM

    Catherine Reilly | 06 Feb 2018

    Ms Ifrah Ahmed is one of the world’s foremost campaigners against female genital mutilation, having started her activism as a teenager in Ireland. Catherine Reilly spoke to Ms Ahmed and Irish healthcare and policy professionals about a worldwide problem that is hitting home

  • News Features

    In search of medical answers

    Bette Browne | 25 Jan 2018

    Being diagnosed with a disease is stressful enough for patients, yet suffering with an undiagnosed condition can be an especially cruel nightmare. A US research initiative aims to find answers for patients and the medical community. Bette Browne reports

  • News Features

    HSE urged to step-up on hep C

    Catherine Reillyl | 25 Jan 2018

    Resources are required to support increased testing and treatment of hepatitis C in the community as significant numbers of patients are not presenting for hospital-based care, heard a recent seminar in Dublin organised by the Hepatitis C Partnership. Catherine Reilly reports

  • News Features

    The fight against gun violence

    Bette Browne | 11 Jan 2018

    Gun violence is a major public health crisis in America yet it continues unabated. Bette Browne explores the reasons why and the work of the US medical community to address the issue

  • News Features

    Ireland’s role in ensuring quality surgery for African patients

    David Lynch | 21 Dec 2017

    The chronic shortage of surgeons in Africa means that the 10-year-old collaboration between the RCSI and COSECSA is more vital than ever. David Lynch reports

  • News Features

    A task-and-a-half: Untangling the transfer of tasks

    Catherine Reilly | 07 Dec 2017

    Implementation of transfer of tasks from NCHDs to nurses remains contentious, despite a final report stating that the tasks have mainly transferred. Catherine Reilly reports

  • News Features

    Harnessing the full potential of general practice

    Paul Mulholland | 07 Dec 2017

    Paul Mulholland reports on the ICGP’s 2017 Annual Winter Meeting, which was held recently in Athlone

  • News Features

    Sepsis and scalpelling

    Lindsey Fitzharris | 07 Dec 2017

    Prior to the era of antisepsis, and later asepsis, operating theatres were gateways to death. Death rates following surgery were appalling, secondary to pyaemia, septicaemia and gangrene. And surgical staff were not immune — 43 medical students at St Bartholomew’s Hospital died between 1843 and 1859, largely due to dirty equipment and dissection rooms. Hospitals were replete with urine and pus, hand-hygiene was non-existent and general conditions were appalling.

  • News Features

    Paediatric surgery on the brink

    David Lynch | 27 Nov 2017

    The future of paediatric surgery in Ireland is precarious, the recent RCSI Millin Meeting heard, with experts pondering the challenges ahead. David Lynch reports

  • News Features

    Standing up for Ireland’s maternity services

    Niamh Cahill | 27 Nov 2017

    The hashtag #wearedelivering has been making waves in social media circles since it was first used on Twitter last December. Niamh Cahill reports

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