The nurse, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is being investigated arising out of allegations made by a female patient at a medical facility where he had worked.

A nurse has initiated a legal action aimed at halting an investigation by An Bord Altranais into allegations of misconduct made against him.The nurse,(...)

Under the current system, the committee is dominated by nurses but this will change to a lay majority under the new system. The first public hearings are expected to start shortly.

Serious concerns about the way complaints against nurses are investigated have been expressed in a report commissioned by the Nursing and Midwifery B(...)

Ruairí Quinn: Minister said new legislation  will bring the teaching profession into line with similar regulatory bodies such as the Medical Council or An Bord Altranais.

The power to sanction underperforming teachers and suspend them from their posts will finally be given to the Teaching Council a full 12 years after t(...)

The first public fitness-to-practise inquiry for nurses or midwives is  expected to be held in May or June of this year.

Fitness-to-practise inquiries into complaints about nurses and midwives are to be held in public from later this year, An Bord Altranais has said. (...)

Tweaks to existing laws will allow the Teaching Council, which regulates the profession, to effectively strike off teachers who are underperforming or found guilty of misconduct. Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images

An official watchdog is being handed ramped up powers to deal with bad teachers.Tweaks to existing laws will allow the Teaching Council, which regula(...)

A nurse has been struck off the register after being found to have stolen money from patients

A nurse has been struck off the register after being found to have stolen money from patients. Fiona Mary Quinn (nurse registration pin number 105233)(...)

Ann Ó  Ceallaigh: has three weeks to appeal the decision but has indicated she will not be challenging it for financial reasons. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A home birth midwife has had her name removed from the nurses’ register after being found guilty of professional misconduct over the management of a w(...)

Praveen Halappanavar:   “surprised” report  appeared to have been published in such a rush. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Praveen Halappanvar is seeking an urgent meeting with Minister for Health James Reilly following the publication of a HSE inquiry into his wife’s deat(...)

A double misadventure
  • Health
  • April 22, 2013, 05:00

Medical misadventure. The words sound like a euphemism and seem hardly adequate to describe the sad, unnecessary death of Savita Halappanavar. (...)