Dr Donal O’Hanlon, president of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association and Dr Laura Durcan, IHCA vice president and consultant rheumatologist, Beaumont Hospital, pictured at the IHCA’s annual conference at the Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The acute hospital system across the country is crumbling, hospital consultants have claimed at their annual conference. The Irish Hospital Consultan(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris has pulled out of a planned address to the annual conference of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris has pulled out of a planned address to the annual conference of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) in (...)

The Medical Council said that inappropriate prescribing is ‘having a significant impact on patient safety and wellbeing’. File photograph: Getty

The Medical Council has warned doctors to reduce prescribing of benzodiazepines, Z-drugs and Pregabalin or face potential disciplinary investigation. (...)

The HSE said colposcopy services remain ‘under pressure with increased referrals and the requirement for increased consultation time’. Photograph: iStock

The average wait time for CervicalCheck results has now been reduced to six weeks with turnaround times at one point taking up to six months, the HSE (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will tell the Oireachtas Budgetary Oversight Committee it is “critical that the expenditure position for Budget 2020 is managed within the parameters set out in the mid-year expenditure report”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Government departments have been warned there will be no extra money available in the budget over and above what has already been pledged. The Iris(...)

Doctors have warned that the introduction of the new extended free GP service should not be taken for granted. File photograph: Getty

The Government wants to introduce free GP care for all children under eight years of age from the middle of next year, Minister for Health Simon Harri(...)

Ulrich Klopfer pictured in September 2014. Photograph: South Bend Tribune via AP

More than 2,000 medically preserved foetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week,(...)

Report notes there are just over 500 patients awaiting psychological and surgical evaluations for sleeve gastrectomy operations. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Hundreds of morbidly obese people are being left waiting more than five years for potentially life-changing surgery, a private medical report compiled(...)

Conservative MP Nigel Evans: ‘Two-thirds of the medicines Ireland gets come through the UK. If there are shortages in the UK, there’ll be shortages in Ireland.’ Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty

Suggestions by a Tory MP that Ireland will have difficulties sourcing medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been refuted by the Department o(...)

An additional £1.35 million is being provided this year for suicide-prevention services in the North. Photograph: iStock

The Northern Ireland department of health has published a new suicide-prevention strategy that aims to reduce the level of suicide in the North by 10 (...)

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