Savita Halappanavar: reports critical of the care provided to her by  staff  at University Hospital Galway have been forwarded to the Nursing and Midwifery Board and the Medical Council

Fitness-to-practise hearings into complaints about nurses will be heard in public for the first time later this month, three years after the legislat(...)

Consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury: the   review concluded that  her  management of patients was in keeping with the standard of care expected. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No safety or quality issues arose after a review of some of the work of the obstetrician who treated Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galwa(...)

Savita Halappanavar:  died at University Hospital Galway on October 28th, 2012. Photograph: The Irish Times

A number of staff who were involved in the care of Savita Halappanavar before her death at University Hospital Galway have been disciplined, the hospi(...)

Consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr Declan Egan, who practises at University Hospital Galway and runs the Galway Fertility Unit in Rahoon, faces an allegation of poor professional performance.

The Medical Council’s fitness to practise committee has adjourned an inquiry into a Galway doctor alleged to have carried out a fertility procedure wi(...)

Almost 17 per cent of GP graduates are already working overseas and fewer than one in five of this group plans to return to Ireland.

Ireland is facing a “GP famine” as more and more family doctors consider emigrating for financial reasons, a new study indicates. Just one in four re(...)

Stories of young doctors taking up plum postings in Australia or Canada abound within the profession.

Talk to people in the various branches of medicine these days and most will describe a profession in chaos. Resource cuts, salary reductions, onerous (...)

A Medical Council report has found that the proportion of younger graduates of Irish medical schools appears leaving the State is on the rise.

Emigration among younger doctors increased sharply last year, according to a Medical Council report.The finding of a 23 per cent increase in the “exit(...)

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health: “It is good news for patients”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has published legislation that will make it a legal requirement for all medical practitioners to have a minimum leve(...)

Doctors’ communications skills - or the lack of them - and the quality of their diagnoses represented the majority of complaints about doctors to the (...)

A good assessment will provide a clear outline of your son’s strengths and weaknesses which can guide you and his school in the future. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My seven-year-old boy has just finished Senior Infants. He’s a great little boy and is very sociable, but right from the start, the school has been (...)