Prof Michael Barry said hospital pharmacists could play a key role in helping to tackle the issues caused by poor quality prescribing of NOACs, as highlighted in his letter to GPs last month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Hospital pharmacists have called for an enhanced role in the prescription management of novel anticoagulants (NOACs), blood-th(...)

The chances of Irish hospital patients dying after surgery are 2.6 times higher here than in the UK, said Dr Áine Carroll, the(...)