Dr Muiris Houston

Will the new structures be more than a rejig?

By Dr Muiris Houston | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The division of the health service into six regions has raised more questions than answers So the next stage in…

Framing the bigger picture of the Ebola epidemic

By Dr Muiris Houston | Aug 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Ebola outbreak shows that public health in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in a state of emergency The…

A vaccine in time saves lives

By Dr Muiris Houston | Aug 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Minister for Health is correct to fight for childhood immunisation As a new dad, it’s understandable that vaccines are…

It’s all a matter of time

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jun 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lengthening the time doctors spend with patients should be a priority for the health service, writes Dr Muiris Houston Family…

It’s all a matter of time

By Dr Muiris Houston | Jun 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Lengthening the time doctors spend with patients should be a priority for the health service, writes Dr Muiris Houston Family…

Problems in primary care not confined to Ireland

By Dr Muiris Houston | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Muiris Houston highlights a new survey of GPs in the UK, which will resonate with those practising in Ireland…

Medical Council data show depths of recruitment challenge

By Dr Muiris Houston | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Muiris Houston takes a look at the new workforce report from the Medical Council and finds it difficult to…

Why Frasier is the king of comedy

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Muiris Houston writes that Frasier is the perfect medical comedy, but adds that many representations of doctors on-screen are…

Trials of the medical migrant experience

By Dr Muiris Houston | Apr 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

Health services rely on doctors from overseas, yet this reliance is not often acknowledged by those in power, according to…

Colour – a matter of perception

By sa | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Muiris Houston writes about the challenge of being a colour-blind doctor and the meaning colours have in different cultures…

Utterly GUBU: Introducing the ‘group appointment’

By sa | Mar 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Dr Muiris Houston considers the emergence of ‘group consultations’ in the UK as a complete abandonment of good practice and…

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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