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Doctors who left the register  pointed to a lack of employer support, workplace understaffing and the hours expected to work in the context of the European Working Time Directive. Photograph: Getty Images

The healthcare system has an over-reliance on doctors who are trained overseas and is facing challenges in recruiting and retaining Irish personnel, t(...)

Dr Salaheldin Ahmed. Delivering the Medical Council committee’s decision, chairman Joe O’Donovan encouraged Dr Ahmed to ‘remediate’ his suboptimal practice. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A locum GP has been found not guilty of poor professional performance over his treatment of an elderly patient at an out-of-hours consultation. The f(...)

The doctor did not appeal the Medical Council’s recommendation, which was also in line with a Fitness to Practise Committee report, that he be struck off. Photograph: David Sleator

A psychiatrist who engaged in a sexual relationship with a female patient has been struck off the medical register by the president of the High Court.(...)

In his latest progress report on the CervicalCheck controversy, Dr Gabriel Scally notes the current open disclosure policy, which he has described as deeply contradictory and unsatisfactory because it does not compel clinicians to disclose failings in the care of patients, has yet to be updated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Open disclosure is a stated policy of our health service. There is also a commitment to a duty of candour for health professionals and healthcare orga(...)

Dr Salaheldin Ahmed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

An incident with a racist patient helped a locum GP recall the details of a subsequent house visit that is the subject of a disciplinary inquiry, he h(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

The Portlaoise Review Group found six members of staff had a case to answer in relation to the deaths at Portlaoise, according to informed sources. Photograph: Google Street View

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is refusing to disclose the outcome of a process set up to determine whether any of its staff had a case to answer (...)

A locum GP is facing allegations of poor professional performance over his treatment of an elderly patient during an out-of-hours consultation. Dr Sa(...)

A Medical Council disciplinary hearing has heard that two of the doctors attending a hearing are admitting charges of poor professional performance while the third is not present at the inquiry. Photograph: David Sleator

Three doctors working in the same hospital are the subject of a Medical Council disciplinary hearing after disagreements among staff over the correct (...)

It was claimed that on realising he had made errors in judgment in relation to the patient the psychiatrist discontinued the relationship. Photograph: David Sleator

A psychiatrist has failed to stop an inquiry into allegations over an alleged inappropriate relationship with a patient while she was being treated by(...)

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