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A waiting game for patients

By Paul Mulholland | Jul 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Irish health system has piloted a number of initiatives to improve patient flow in recent years. Paul Mulholland examines…

Shuffling the cards for primary care visits

By Niamh Cahill | Jun 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

HSE data shows an increasing number of patients are losing their medical cards in favour of GP/doctor visit cards (DVCs).…

A sporting chance in the fight against concussion

By Catherine Reilly | Jun 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sports-related concussion has never been far from the headlines. Catherine Reilly speaks to Irish clinicians about the diagnosis and management…

Dilemmas when treating children and youths

By Dr James Lucas | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr James Lucas, Medico-legal Consultant at Medical Protection, explains various key pieces of legislation and national guidance that relate to…

A pioneering clinician and scientist

By Dr Peadar McGing | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dr Peadar McGing recounts the life and career of pathologist and bacteriologist Dr Edmund McWeeney, who was famously photographed reading…

Debating access

By David Lynch | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A recent conference in the RCSI looked at affordability, innovation and access to medicines, both in Ireland and internationally. David…

CPE: An unresolved threat to Irish healthcare

By Catherine Reilly | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Health is keen to step-down the official public health emergency on carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) superbugs, but there…

Risky business: Crowdfunding for medical treatment

By Priscilla Lynch | May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Priscilla Lynch examines the rise of crowdfunding for medical treatment abroad and increasing calls for Government intervention to protect patients…

A question of compliance

By Paul Mulholland | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The HSE recently introduced a new framework to monitor consultant compliance with the ratio of private work permitted in the…

Violence and abuse of medical staff needs HSE action — IMO

By David Lynch | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Health professionals, including doctors, can often be the target of violence and abuse. David Lynch reports on a motion at…

Breaking up is so hard to do…

By David Lynch | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

With a further delay to Brexit until late October, the issue continues to loom over Irish healthcare. David Lynch talks…

A fast-track to recovery

By David Lynch | May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Enhanced recovery is a modern evidence-based approach that helps people recover more quickly after having major surgery. David Lynch spoke…

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