Investigations

Special no more?

By sa | Oct 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Paul Mulholland traces the history of the Special Delivery Unit and examines whether it is still relevant to the challenges being faced by the health service

Tackling Ireland’s alcohol love affair

By sa | Oct 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With new statistics showing the scale of alcohol misuse in Ireland, David Lynch investigates the Government’s legislative response

Art for health’s sake

By sa | Oct 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The important role that art can play in healthcare settings is becoming better understood. David Lynch investigates local and international experiences

A new dawn for diabetes care in Ireland?

By sa | Sep 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The introduction of a diabetes cycle of care in general practice heralds a new dawn for community-based chronic disease management. As the initiative gets underway, Niamh Cahill takes a comprehensive look at diabetes care in Ireland

The specialty conundrum

By sa | Sep 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The future of medical specialisation in Ireland is under the spotlight. Catherine Reilly reports

Shifting sands in Ireland’s health insurance market

By sa | Sep 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

The introduction of lifetime community rating has greatly impacted the private health insurance market in Ireland. David Lynch sits down with the Health Insurance Authority CEO to discuss the changes

Suicide: the bigger picture

By sa | Aug 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Government recently published its new suicide reduction strategy, Connecting for Life. David Lynch talks to experts about suicide and public health policy

The dawn of physician associates

By sa | Jul 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The employment of physician associates at Beaumont Hospital has met with a mixed response. Catherine Reilly reports

Is Kingram’s house in order?

By sa | Jul 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Priscilla Lynch and Catherine Reilly examine the current challenges facing the Medical Council and its difficult relationship with the profession

Transfer pending…

By sa | Jun 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The delayed handover of GP training delivery is
having manpower consequences for the profession.
Catherine Reilly reports

A nuanced ‘nudge’ or a paternalistic push for health?

By sa | Jun 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The ethical debates around the use of ‘nudge’ in public health have now reached these shores. David Lynch talks to the experts

Bridge over troubled borders

By sa | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

More than 17 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, David Lynch interviews experts to check the current health of cross-border co-operation

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