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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…

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.…

Another blow to public health doctors

By Paul Mulholland | Sep 21, 2020 |

Just as ‘spin’ was synonymous with the Tony Blair-led New Labour administration of the late 1990s/early 2000s, ‘optics’ became associated…

Should Ireland implement a population-based Covid-19 testing programme?

By sa | Sep 9, 2020 |

PAUL MULHOLLAND As winter approaches, the need to develop strategies to combat Covid-19 takes on fresh urgency. The reopening of…

The Covid-19 era of perpetual uncertainty

By Paul Mulholland | Aug 17, 2020 |

At the time of writing, there is a lot of talk about the second Covid-19 wave. At the end of…

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