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Cut out the jargon

By Dr Muiris Houston | Feb 22, 2021 |

Inappropriate medical jargon can adversely affect care and alienate patients In spite of our best efforts to ensure appropriate care…

Will the pandemic result in a better resourced health service?

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 22, 2021 |

There is no part of the health service that has not been affected, either directly or indirectly, by Covid-19. In…

Urgent questions about the devastation Covid-19 has caused in nursing homes

By Paul Mulholland | Feb 8, 2021 |

In January alone, 369 nursing home residents died as a result of Covid-19. This brought the overall number of Covid-19-related…

Hope in a dark time

By Paul Mulholland | Jan 25, 2021 |

It is hard to be positive. January is never the easiest month at the best of times. And these are…

Who will be left behind in the new age of telemedicine?

By Paul Mulholland | Jan 11, 2021 |

At the end of last year, the Medical Protection Society (MPS) issued the results of a survey on the subject…

Grandfather’s Christmas in Kylemore Abbey

By Dr Christine O'Malley | Jan 11, 2021 |

There was much I didn’t know about my grandfather, whom Dublin Castle regarded as a Republican leader In December 1920,…

Why this doctor dreamed of an electric car

By Dr Pat Harrold | Jan 11, 2021 |

Buying an electric car was my pledge to a brighter, greener, future So I gave in and bought an electric…

Thinking globally about Covid-19

By Paul Mulholland | Dec 14, 2020 |

As a dark year draws to a close, there is at least some solace that the future promises to be…

Covid-19 is not the only strain on general practice

By Paul Mulholland | Nov 2, 2020 |

The pressure Covid-19 is placing on general practice is the subject of two features in this issue of the Medical…

Light at the end of the tunnel for consultant agreement?

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 22, 2020 |

The IHCA AGM and annual conference 2020 was full of familiar themes: Restoring pay parity for ‘new-entrant’ consultants; the health…

Will the Government regret not following NPHET’s advice?

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 12, 2020 |

The unified front the country presented in the initial surge of Covid-19 appears now to be well and truly over…

A Winter Plan like no other

By Paul Mulholland | Oct 1, 2020 |

When the HSE’s Winter Plan 2019/20 was published, our editorial at the time asked if the name was appropriate anymore.…

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