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  • Investigations

    Pressures mount in BowelScreen

    Catherine Reilly | 04 Oct 2018

    With an aging population and substantial resource deficits, the life-saving National Bowel Screening Programme does not have the capacity to meet current demand within official timeframes. Catherine Reilly reviews documents and correspondence obtained under Freedom of Information legislation, which provide an inside view of the difficulties at hand

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  • Investigations

    Supply and demand: CAMHS in crisis

    Niamh Cahill | 05 Mar 2018

    The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is struggling to meet demand amid an increase in referrals, low staff levels and a shortage of beds in child units. Niamh Cahill investigates

  • Investigations

    Shifting doctor/pharma boundaries

    Catherine Reilly | 22 Feb 2018

    The relationship between doctors and the pharmaceutical industry is a long-standing one but it looks set for further change and scrutiny. Catherine Reilly reports

  • Investigations

    Winning hearts and minds

    David Lynch | 08 Feb 2018

    Lobbying remains intense in the Irish healthcare sector, as recent figures show, not least around the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. David Lynch investigates

  • Investigations

    Crossing the border for care

    Niamh Cahill | 25 Jan 2018

    The European Cross-Border Healthcare Directive (CBD) is helping Irish patients currently languishing on lengthy waiting lists to receive care abroad. As the number of patients using the directive continues to increase, Niamh Cahill examines how it works and hears mixed views from GPs about referring patients

  • Investigations

    Dispensing with dispensing docs?

    Niamh Cahill | 11 Jan 2018

    The number of dispensing GPs in Ireland has decreased significantly in recent years and the recent move by the HSE to terminate the contracts of some dispensing GPs could see the figure drop even further this year. Niamh Cahill investigates

  • Investigations

    Unlocking treatment access for hepatitis C patients

    Priscilla Lynch And Catherine Reilly | 16 Nov 2017

    Priscilla Lynch and Catherine Reilly document the barriers to rollout of curative direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for hepatitis C and investigate why treatment access was abruptly suspended this summer by the HSE’s National Hepatitis C Treatment Programme

  • Investigations

    Ireland facing up to critical fight on CPE

    Catherine Reilly | 07 Nov 2017

    Currently the focus of a public health emergency, the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Irish healthcare requires a sustained effort to prevent an endemic problem. Catherine Reilly reports on recent developments

  • Investigations

    Putting a price on mental health

    Paul Mulholland | 26 Oct 2017

    Paul Mulholland examines capital funding of mental health services since the turn of the decade and how much the sale of old psychiatric assets contributed to the development of new buildings

  • Investigations

    Paying the price for failing to implement the EWTD

    Paul Mulholland | 06 Apr 2017

    Paul Mulholland examines new figures showing the extent of hospital compliance with the European Working Time Directive

  • Investigations

    Ireland at CRE crisis point

    Catherine Reilly | 27 Mar 2017

    Clinicians warn that urgent action is required to ensure that carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) do not become endemic in the Irish health system. Catherine Reilly reports

  • Investigations

    The dark side of the web

    David Lynch | 22 Dec 2016

    Despite its many benefits, the Internet can facilitate addiction and public scepticism towards medical science. David Lynch takes a closer look

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