Speaking out on the troubles of the world

By Paul Mulholland | Aug 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

The Amazon rainforest fires are another unwanted example of the extensive damage humans can do to the environment. Environmental campaigners…

Brexit cloud continues to hang over Irish healthcare

By Paul Mulholland | Aug 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The ascension of Boris Johnson to British Prime Minister has made the prospect of a no-deal Brexit much more likely.…

The perpetual circle of health restructuring

By Paul Mulholland | Aug 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

Not long after the appointment of a new HSE CEO and board, and another round in what seems to be…

Cause and effect — the insidious reasons for bullying in the health service

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The recent Your Training Counts report from the Medical Council made for stark reading for anyone interested in the wellbeing…

Lack of continuity at top of HSE threatens quality improvement

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Institutional memory is the collective knowledge and learned experiences of a group. It is a way for an institution to…

Preparing for dotMD

By Dr Ronan Kavanagh | Jun 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Co-founder and Director of dotMD Dr Ronan Kavanagh explains what was involved in choosing speakers for this year’s conference Described…

Meeting our patients eye-to-eye

By sa | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Neasa Conneally recounts a patient interaction from medical school that still sticks with her One of the great benefits…

The problem with Angola

By sa | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

In his time as Minister for Health, the former Taoiseach Brian Cowen once famously referred to the Department of Health…

The true cost of budget over-runs

By sa | Feb 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The spiralling cost of the new national children’s hospital will have negative consequences for other badly-needed healthcare projects, writes Dr Muiris Houston

Is hope on the horizon for public health doctors?

By sa | Jan 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Public health doctors were not a happy group towards the end of last year. The group were becoming increasingly frustrated at the continuing pay disparity between themselves and other specialists and their lack of consultant status. Not only that, but they were not even permitted to see the Review of Public Health Medicine, commissioned by the Department of Health and conducted by the consultancy firm Crowe, regarding the future of the specialty.

It’s all in the mind

By sa | Jan 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

George Winter questions the scientific basis of psychiatry and wonders about the future of the speciality

A burned out, under-resourced workforce

By sa | Jan 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Muiris Houston is not very optimistic about improvements for people working in primary care in 2019 and warns about the problem of burnout

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