Pictured at today’s launch of the Patients First campaign are (l-r): Dr. John Duddy Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), Dr. Hilary Dunne Patients Opinion, Claire Mahon Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), Stephen McMahon Irish Patients Association. Photograph: Lisa Moyles

Patients, doctors and nurses have joined forces to campaign against any cuts to the health services in the forthcoming Budget.The Irish Medical Organi(...)

Parents: Naghmeh and Brett King talk about their son and their arrest in Spain. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

The furore over Ashya King, the seriously ill British five-year-old whose parents removed him from medical care last week and brought him to Spain,(...)

A policy instructed staff at the centre to “request a specified sum per resident each month” which should be used for  items required for each house.

Residents in a Dublin centre for adults with disabilities were required to contribute toward the cost of household items such as kettles, toasters, t(...)

The HSE’s national healthcare charter promises to maintain strict confidentiality of personal information

The Health Service Executive has said it will examine whether any data protection issues arise from its release of information on public hospital pa(...)

 John Lynch, Director of Compliance, Irish Medicine Board:  The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) and Revenue’s Customs Service today confirmed that they have detained over 101,182 tablets and capsules worth over €267,430 in one week in Ireland as part of Operation Pangea VII, an Interpol led week of action. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Two people have been arrested and more than 100,000 tablets seized in the Irish end of a week-long international crackdown on the online sale of count(...)

Fifty-nine nursing homes reported 95 allegations of misconduct by nursing home staff or employers to Hiqa last year. Photograph: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

Advocacy groups have expressed shock at the fact that 4,246 cases of serious injury to nursing home residents were reported by nursing homes to to the(...)

Prof Michael Barry, head of the HSE’s drug purchasing programme, said the medicines management programme was highlighting safety issues around two new treatments and other medications that were prescribed with them. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Consent forms should be introduced for patients receiving prescription medicines to ensure they are informed about their medication and possibl(...)

Surgeons washing their hands: However, Hiqa looks at far more than handwashing technique when it inspects hospitals

The latest batch of reports from the State’s health watchdog shows no improvement in hand hygiene standards in hospitals across the country.Indeed, th(...)

Irish Patients’ Association chief executive Stephen McMahon said patients cannot be used as pawns in the dispute. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The one-day strike by junior doctors would cause a crisis if it goes ahead, according to the Irish Patients’ Association chief excutive.Speaking on RT(...)