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Whatever happened to the Irish Hospital Redesign Programme?

By sa | Apr 27, 2016 |

The Irish Hospital Redesign Programme was yet another HSE attempt to reduce overcrowding and waiting lists. Paul Mulholland investigates the challenges in implementing it in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin

Doctors wanted: Flexibility required

By sa | Apr 26, 2016 |

The medical profession in Ireland is increasingly seeking more choice in working arrangements. Catherine Reilly reports

Care in the community — teamwork in action

By sa | Apr 14, 2016 |

Niamh Cahill investigates the development of community intervention teams in Ireland

No relics: reimagining district and community care provision

By sa | Apr 7, 2016 |

There are many district and community hospitals dotted around the country. David Lynch looks at how a new government could best utilise this existing network of under-used healthcare facilities

Stroke services in Ireland: a lot done but a lot more to do

By sa | Mar 2, 2016 |

Niamh Cahill investigates the shortfalls in stroke care in Ireland and the ongoing efforts of clinicians to improve services

A fertile opportunity for change

By sa | Mar 2, 2016 |

Regulation and public provision of fertility treatment in Ireland have been posited on the political front. Catherine Reilly reports

Examining the HPAT system

By sa | Feb 17, 2016 |

The Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT) continues to be a talking point. Catherine Reilly reports

Protecting the disclosers

By sa | Feb 3, 2016 |

Catherine Reilly reports on whistleblowing in the health service

Outside, looking in

By sa | Jan 20, 2016 |

Catherine Reilly explores the hard realities for overseas doctors working and trying to access training in Ireland

Taxing matters

By sa | Dec 2, 2015 |

The Office of the Revenue Commissioners has doctors’ tax affairs under the spotlight. Catherine Reilly reports

HIV: the road to zero

By sa | Nov 18, 2015 |

On the cusp of World Aids Day, Catherine Reilly assesses the progress to date and challenges in making HIV/Aids history

The intern year

By sa | Nov 5, 2015 |

It is the crucial juncture when medical students become doctors, but is it fulfilling everyone’s needs? Catherine Reilly takes a closer look at internships in medicine

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