There is confusion with titles in many areas of the health sector. Photograph: Thinkstock

What’s in a name? Quite a lot it turns out. Earlier this month, at a fitness to practise hearing, it was reported that consultant radiologist Dr Dawa(...)

A radiologist who made serious errors in relation to a number of his CT scan reports was on Tuesday found guilty of poor professional performance at a Medical Council inquiry in Dublin.

A radiologist who made serious errors in relation to a number of his CT scan reports was on Tuesday found guilty of poor professional performance at a(...)

Radiologist Dr Dawar Siddiqi is accused of making serious errors in relation to a number of his CT scan reports. Dr Siddiqi, who worked as a locum consultant radiologist at Bantry General Hospital between May and September 2013, is facing the allegation of poor professional performance.

Two final witnesses have given evidence at an ongoing Medical Council fitness-to-practise inquiry in Dublin. Radiologist Dr Dawar Siddiqi is accused (...)

Dr Dawar Siddiqi, who worked as a locum consultant radiologist at Bantry General Hospital between May and September 2013, on Monday defended his reports on a number of CT scans that have been called into question. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A radiologist at the centre of a medical inquiry in Dublin has denied poor performance in the treatment of a number of patients facing potent(...)

A fitness to practise hearing has opened at the Medical Council into a doctor at Bantry General Hospital who is accused of making serious errors in the reading of up to 22 CT scans.

A locum doctor at Bantry General Hospital made serious errors by failing to spot cancers and other diseases on patients’ scans, a disciplinary hearing(...)

There are five radiologists per 100,000 population in Ireland compared with 7.8 in Germany and 11.3 in France, says Royal College of Surgeons.

The highest standards of practice cannot compensate for the current shortage of radiologists in Ireland, the faculty of radiologists has said. The fac(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said further reviews would be necessary in a number of other hospitals where the locums worked. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The locum radiologist at the centre of a major recall of patients at Cavan Monaghan Hospital was not on the specialist register of the Medical Counci(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘There are clearly changes that are needed in the structures of the way things have been done.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says it is a “real tragedy” that a wrong reading of an X-ray has lead to a delayed cancer diagnosis. The Minis(...)

Coroner Frank O’Connell returned a verdict of accidental death at an inquest into the death of Douglas Perrin (66). File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A retired public school teacher from Oxfordshire died after a summer sailing trip turned to disaster in west Cork. Douglas Perrin (66) had retired to (...)

Consultants at Bantry General Hospital had the worst record of any group of staff for attending hand hygiene training, according to a report by the He(...)