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Cavan consultant obstetrician Dr Salah Aziz at the Medical Council’s headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An Cavan-based obstetrician has been found guilty of one count of poor professional performance in relation to the care he provided to one out of thre(...)

The inquiry committee  found seven out of the 14 allegations against Dr Salah Aziz Ahmed to be proven as to fact

A doctor failed to decide that immediate delivery of a baby – who was delivered stillborn – by emergency Caesarean section was required, a Medical Cou(...)

VHI subscribers planning to see consultants in public hospitals should check the doctor they intend to visit is on a specialist register. Photograph:  Alan Betson

VHI subscribers planning to see consultants in public hospitals should check that the doctor they intend to visit is on a specialist register in order(...)

Due to continuous misinformation, some parents are convinced that autism in an acquired disease

For as long as people have fallen ill, there are those who hawk dubious elixirs bereft of efficacy. In the late 1800s, Clark Stanley amassed a fortune(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris is expected to come under pressure to provide full details about the  appointing of doctors who do not have essential specialist training.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It has been recognised officially for a number of years that public hospitals are facing serious difficulties in recruiting and retaining hospital con(...)

The HSE acknowledged last weekend that there were occasions in emergency situations when doctors not on the Medical Council’s specialist register were appointed to fill temporary consultant positions. Photograph: Getty Images

Public hospitals are increasingly appointing doctors without specialist training, skill or expertise to serve as temporary consultants in particular a(...)

Inefficient procedures leave the doctors involved effectively in limbo for years. Photograph: Thinkstock

The revelation that a consultant surgeon is under investigation over the care provided to a substantial number of patients raises serious questions ab(...)

UCC lecturer Dr Charles Marks claims whiplash was  “created by the medical profession in the second half of the 20th century,” despite a lack of scientific evidence

Whiplash is a “myth” driven by medical professionals writing reports detailing “mainly non-existent” injuries, according to a leading neurosurgeon. U(...)

The identity of doctors under investigation by the council should remain protected until such time as an adverse finding is made against them, according to a motion passed at the conference. Photograph: Thinkstock

A plan to provide free GP care for all within five years is unrealistic and probably unachievable with current resources, the president of the Irish M(...)

Under the Mental Health Act, patients are treated as children until the age of 18 (unless they are married). Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Doctors have called on Government departments to establish a clear definition of a child for treatment in the health system. A patient aged under 16 (...)

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