Paul Mulholland examines what progress has been made in addressing the trolley crisis and implementing the Emergency Department Taskforce Report 2015.
Catherine Reilly looks at some of the latest trends in drug abuse in Ireland, including growing concerns over abuse of an anti-convulsant prescription drug
As the NTPF returns to its original role of purchasing care for public patients in the private sector, Paul Mulholland examines its highs and lows and asks will it provide anything more than a short-term solution to the growing waiting list problem?
A national, joined-up approach is required and planning regulations need to be tighter to prevent proliferation of fast-food outlets and inappropriate locating, say health campaigners. Catherine Reilly reports
The unique demands of elite horse racing — notably weight-making — can have detrimental effects on jockeys’ physical and mental health. Catherine Reilly reports on reforms being pursued by health and sports science professionals
Recurrent scandals in healthcare indicate that probity infrastructure needs urgent review. Catherine Reilly reports
An unwieldy structure with limited capacity to designate funding priorities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has pledged reform as it navigates a period of uncertainty. Catherine Reilly reports
The National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) is now almost complete. But the journey has not been without its challenges, with many delays and technical difficulties experienced along the way. Niamh Cahill investigates
The public hospital system has acquired layers of separate arrangements for PR/communications provision, with a multitude of PR firms under contract. Catherine Reilly reports
Clinical ethicists and clinical ethics services have developed in other healthcare systems, but in Ireland have been slow to take hold. Catherine Reilly reports
In less than 12 months, Zika has gone from a regional phenomena in Brazil to a global concern. David Lynch talks to experts about the national and international challenges
The issue of medical neutrality in Bahrain continues to spark controversy in Ireland. Catherine Reilly investigates