Prof Niamh Brennan of UCD: “People need to think very carefully when approached to serve on a board. They need to consider the type of company involved and the type of person they will be working with.”

Prof Niamh Brennan says judges will question responsibilities of all directors

The Government says free GP care for children under six will improve the health of nation

All you need to know about the Government scheme for under-sixes

Arthritic patients should have their condition treated with pain relief or physiotherapy for at least three months before being considered for a hip or knee replacement, a series of new reports from Hiqa recommends.

Pain relief, physio should be used before hip, knee replacement considered - report

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White: said the proposal for free GP care for the under-6s was on track to be introduced by the summer. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Measure to become law by the summer despite widespread opposition from doctors

 Junior doctors on picket duty outside the Mater Hospital last October. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Reliance on agency staff and ageing of population driving up health service costs

Alex White, Minister of State for Primary Care: following months of disagreement over what could be covered in negotiations, Mr White is now proposing “talks about talks” on how engagement might proceed. .Photograph: Alan Betson

Legislation approved by Cabinet provides for the extension of free GP care to 240,000 children aged six and under

St James’s Hospital, Dublin, where the biggest single allowance must be discontinued – the ¤51,617 a year paid to the director of postgraduate medical education. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

HSE says it will consider ‘different relationship’ with bodies that fail to cease paying allowances as directed

 Chris Goodey of NAGP and Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher.

They’re angry as hell and they’re not going to take any more, but the options are limited for GPs in their dispute with the Govern(...)

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