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Waiting for progress

By David Lynch | Jul 6, 2021 |

With waiting lists getting longer, there is renewed focus on the work of the scheduled and unscheduled care performance unit…

Advancing BowelScreen

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 18, 2021 |

After a challenging 16 months, BowelScreen is progressing plans to extend age eligibility, but colonoscopy capacity remains a key limiting…

Improving oncology care for adolescents and young adults

By Emily Clarke Gifford | Jun 18, 2021 |

Emily Clarke Gifford speaks to Consultant Paediatric Haematologist Prof Owen Smith about a new European paper highlighting the inequitable access…

OUTstanding: LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing for patients and physicians

By Prof Mary Horgan | Jun 18, 2021 |

With the arrival of Pride 2021, RCPI President Prof Mary Horgan reflects on the experiences of LGBTQ+ patients and physicians…

An eye on AI

By David Lynch | Jun 4, 2021 |

With a national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy imminent and an increasing number of AI health projects underway in Ireland, David…

Continued strides in HIV treatment

By Emily Clarke Gifford | Jun 4, 2021 |

Emily Clarke Gifford speaks to Clinical Lead of the HSE’s Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme, Prof Fiona Lyons, about…

Time for a change – the fight to keep non-EU doctors in the health service

By Dr Shubhangi Karmakar | Jun 4, 2021 |

The Keep Our Doctors campaign is advocating for intern jobs for all graduating doctors in Ireland. Dr Shubhangi Karmakar speaks…

Epileptologists seek inclusion of purified CBD product in State programme

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 4, 2021 |

Neurologists specialising in epilepsy are urging inclusion of a purified cannabidiol product in the State’s medical cannabis access programme. Catherine…

Many factors driving public/private mix ‘outside control’ of consultants

By Paul Mulholland | May 25, 2021 |

Paul Mulholland examines recent HSE documents regarding its monitoring of the private activity carried out by consultants In April 2018,…

Assessing President Biden’s first 100 days

By Bette Browne | May 25, 2021 |

During his crucial first 100 days in office, US President Joe Biden has touted his efforts to defeat Covid-19. But…

FMT in the Covid-19 era

By David Lynch | May 25, 2021 |

Faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) services internationally were severely impacted by Covid-19. David Lynch examines the effect of the pandemic on…

When healthcare goes wrong…

By David Lynch | May 14, 2021 |

This year is set to witness significant developments in the area of open disclosure. David Lynch looks at imminent changes…

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