Steve Thomas

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“One is more likely to be seen by a consultant if one is a private patient, and more likely to be treated by a more junior doctor if a public patient.” Photograph: Getty Images

Disentangling and removing private care from public hospitals is essential to delivering universal healthcare in Ireland, researchers who advised the (...)

Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall  said an implementation plan had been promised in December, then by Easter, then at the end of May, but it had not yet materialised.

An alliance of politicians, policy experts and medics has criticised the delay in the implementation of the Sláintecare report, the 10-year cross-part(...)

Vested interest groups have sought to rubbish the costings and declare Sláintecare unfeasible.  These include the highest-paid healthcare professionals. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

There is general agreement that our current health system is not working for most of the people who use it or who work in it. There is also consensus (...)

 A seminar on health policy has heard financial barriers to healthcare need to be dismantled. File photograph: PA

Irish people are paying € 600 million more for essential drugs and hospital care today than they were in 2007, a seminar on health policy has been tol(...)

“Crude cuts” affecting the Irish health system have led to diminishing returns from 2013 onwards a working paper from the Trinity-based Resilie(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has outlined the merits of competition-based universal health insurance (UHI) to achieve universal health enti(...)