With the help of his trusted modified DeLorean, Spiddal GP Dr Seamus O’Beirn managed to go back to the future and get his hands on a transcript of an emergency Cabinet Meeting from April 2024 on the health service.
The Department of Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has called for a “collective vision for clinical leadership” to address the health system’s challenges. Gary Culliton heard his views on ‘trusting people with professional judgement, training and experience’ to make decisions.
Examining some of the submission to the Department of Health on the draft General Scheme for Advance Healthcare Directives, Gary Culliton discovers that doctors have a number of concerns over the introduction of these new ‘living wills’.
How the Medical Council will ensure a planned accreditation visit of RCSI-Bahrain — accused of using training hospitals that have alledgedly breached human rights — will be independent was one of the concerns raised in the Oireachtas, writes Lloyd Mudiwa.
In his concluding analysis, Lloyd Mudiwa examines progress made under the treatment and rehabilitation pillar of the National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016.
Gary Culliton examines the details contained in the Government’s White Paper on Universal Health Insurance and investigates how costs are to be contained in the future.
HIQA has stepped up its engagement with GPs, and their ongoing input is helping the Authority shape its revised nursing homes standards due out next year, HIQA’s Marie Kehoe-O’Sullivan tells Dara Gantly
The National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016 progress report outlines 63 actions that are implemented through its ‘five pillars’, reports Lloyd Mudiwa, in the first of a two-part series looking at current drug treatment services in Ireland.
Priscilla Lynch reports on the results of the first comparison study of pancreatic cancer care in Europe and the latest treatment advances for this disease.