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Problems in primary care not confined to Ireland

By Dr Muiris Houston | May 23, 2019 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |
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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 |

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

The most wonderful time of the year (until you get sick and tired of the music)

By sa | Dec 19, 2018 |

Dr Muiris Houston reflects on some of the conventions and oddities of the holiday season

Varadkar plays blame game but ignores recruitment issues

By sa | Nov 22, 2018 |

Doctors and nurses taking holidays are not to blame for emergency department overcrowding, despite what the Taoiseach has suggested, according to Dr Muiris Houston

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