Medical council president Prof Kieran Murphy: not all psychiatrists worked in centres registered by the Mental Health Commission. Photograph: Eric Luke

Medical Council president Prof Kieran Murphy sought changes to the legislation allowing for two psychiatrists to grant an abortion in cases where a(...)

Medical Council president Kieran Murphy. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Imposing a requirement for three doctors to determine whether a pregnant woman was suicidal might cause unnecessary delay, Irish Medical Organi(...)

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White: said at the weekend that the much-delayed appointment of specialist diabetes nurses would be completed by June

Hundreds of preventable amputations are being carried out every year because of a lack of integrated care for diabetes sufferers, according to (...)

Kieran Mulvey: said Friday was the deadline for the end of the current
 Labour Relations Commission
 LRC process. Photograph: Eric Luke

The two associations representing rank-and-file gardaí, and sergeants and inspectors are to recommend to members that they sho(...)

Irish Nurses and Midwives general secretary Liam Doran  arriving at the Labour Relations Commission for talks between management and unions in the health service on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Over the last few days new life has been breathed back into the proposed Croke Park II agreement which many believed to have been dead. A(...)

Kieran Mulvey is chairing the talks between  management and health sector unions today in what is likely to be the final attempt to agree a deal on reducing the State’s pay bill in this area in advance of the Monday  deadline. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Crucial talks are getting underway today between management and unions in the health service in what is likely to be the final attempt to agree(...)

General secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions David Begg:  congress could not maintain its distance if the LRC’s attempt to find an agreed settlement failed

The Labour Relations Commission (LRC) is expected to seek more time from the Government in its attempt to determine whe(...)

Doctors, dentists and other self-employed health professionals are awaiting with trepidation an imminent decision by the Department of Health o(...)

In total, the HSE paid about €2.5 billion to contractors – doctors, dentists, opticians and pharmacists – in 2011, representing about 20 per cent of its total spend. Fee cuts have seen reductions in payments for many professionals but this has been ameliorated by a rise in the number of people qualifying for medical cards.

A Dublin family doctor has earned more than €700,000 from the HSE for treating patients subsidised by the State under the medi(...)

GPs have  warned that  existing cuts as well as those proposed for this year are leading to the running down of general practice.

The health service and thousands of GPs, pharmacists, dentists and other contractors who provide primary care services have been struggling in (...)

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