Velma Harkins

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Full waiting rooms, with people thumbing through magazines and children handling toys, are not ideal places for sick people to be. Photograph: iStock

Back in March 2020, when people were just beginning to realise how infectious Covid-19 was, GPs changed the way they worked almost overnight.  S(...)

‘It’s tragic that we have to structure exercise into our lives instead of simply walking to school, walking to the shops and carrying bags home.’ File photograph: Getty

Dr Ide Delargy Medical director of the Practitioner Health Matters Programme “When I give advice to people, I use what I call the See plan. To be wel(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said the programme would enable and empower patients to better manage their own chronic conditions through self-care management . Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than 1,000 patients with diabetes or at risk of the disease are to be enrolled in a structured care programme providing treatment at their local (...)

Ray Butler was  diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last August and said it was a huge wake-up call for him.

A Government Senator has spoken of how he lost more than six stone in weight to deal with his diabetes and avoid having to take nine tablets a day for(...)

Lifestyle interventions, such as weight-loss and physical exercise programmes, are widely known to be the best way to prevent those with pre-diabetes becoming diabetic.

One in 20 people in Ireland suffers from diabetes. In those those aged 50 and over, the figure rises to almost one in 10. Ninety per cent of these peo(...)

A spokesman for the Irish College of General Practitioners said a number of reports by academic bodies and European bodies had said more GPs were needed here. File photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

The number of GPs currently being trained is only enough to allow services to “stand still” and is not sufficient to allow the introduction of univers(...)