Research shows about 36%  of GPs are over 55, and 20%  of GPs who emigrate do not return.  Photograph:  Getty Images

The health service failed to fill 100 consultant posts advertised by the Public Appointments Service between 2015 and 2017. Over three years the HSE(...)

The IMO said public hospitals had 1,531 fewer inpatient beds compared to 2007

The Government’s plans to provide an additional 2,600 hospitals will be insufficient to meet increasing demands, doctors have warned. The Irish Hosp(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said a clause has been included in the agreement to ensure contractual compliance by consultants, “in particular those relating to private practice”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government has insisted the €200 million settlement with hospital consultants reached yesterday will have no knock-on effects or implication for p(...)

As part of the settlement, consultants will receive corrected remuneration. Photograph: Thinkstock

Hospital consultant doctors are to get a pay increase following the settlement of their breach of contract claims against the Health Service Executive(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar launching Project Ireland 2040  at Sligo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

As reaction to the National Development Plan emerges, there is a clear divide between the business and industry sectors which have broadly welcomed ne(...)

Last year the Government appointed a group chaired by Dr Donal de Buitléir to conduct an independent review of removing private practice from public hospitals. Photograph: Getty Images

Plans to remove private patients from public hospitals under Sláintecare reform proposals will cost the health service up to €800 million per year in (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: HSE circular provides for a “risk mitigation”  for each consultant post where the appointee does not hold the qualifications specified for the appointment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Temporary or locum hospital consultants who do not hold required specialist qualifications may see their contracts of employment terminated early unde(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris who got Cabinet agreement on Friday for the establishment of an independent group to advance the Sláintecare plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Sláintecare plan is the third radical blueprint for overhauling the country’s health service in roughly a decade. In Mary Harney’s period as mini(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association  is to write to the Medical Council about the issue this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are now 81 doctors working as consultants in Irish public hospitals who are not on the specialist register of the Medical Council, according to (...)

More than 90,000 patients, many elderly and frail, received some part of their acute hospital care on trolleys last year, and this number looks very likely to increase this winter, conference told

The State is condemning acutely ill patients to unacceptable delays in securing treatment which is leading to avoidable deaths, the president of the I(...)

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