Dr John Donnellan, chairman of the non-consultant hospital doctors committee at the IMO

Significant disruption of hospital services is likely to result from the one-day strike called by junior doctors later this month. Outpatient appoint(...)

Doctors have called a national strike for Wednesday, September 25th. Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Significant disruption of hospital services is likely to result from the one-day strike called by junior doctors later this month.Outpatient appointme(...)

 Minister of State for Health Alex White told the conference that the Government was committed to a phased universal GP service, and he hoped to “make a good start on this vital project, perhaps as early as in the Budget, due to be announced in mid-October”.

If the Government is committed to universal primary care, public health nursing should be represented on its project team, according to the Institute (...)

Already, there is a shortage of GPs in poorer urban areas. Photograph: Getty Images

The cuts of 7.5 per cent to GPs are indefensible based on the population health evidence which now presents itself. In the wake of a massive decline i(...)

Junior doctors have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action over their campaign to reduce “dangerously long” working hours. It is alleged in October 2012, Dr Ahmed failed to order chemotherapy treatment for a patient despite being reminded and requested to do so by the Chief Oncology Pharmacist at the hospital. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Junior doctors have voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action over their campaign to reduce “dangerously long” working hours.Some 97 per cent of (...)

More than 250 jobs in nursing homes throughout the State remain unfilled, according to a recent study by Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI). The majority of (...)

 Alex White TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care, with Anne Corridan, president of the Institute of Community Health Nursing at the   International Public Health Nursing Conference in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy

It took 20 years for research aimed at preventing cot deaths to be put into practice, and the volume of medical research now being published could mak(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly: required to publish a yearly report setting out the number of terminations that have been carried out under the terms of the Protection of Life During PregnancyAct. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish TImes

The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act has not yet been commenced and “operational issues” must be addressed before it is, the Department of H(...)

Craig Donnellan - schoolboy footballer

Despite the cost of those gym kits and the hassle of ferrying kids to and from extracurricular sports, parents cannot rely on school to give their (...)

Dr Aifric Boylan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

For the first time in his 32 years in general practice, Dr Conor O’Neill is in “big trouble” financially and he fears that he could be one of the firs(...)

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