Gary Culliton examines the details of the new under-sixes agreement, presented to IMO members at the Annual General Meeting in Kilkenny.
Dara Gantly reports on the IMO’s new policy document ‘2020 Vision for Health’, which the union hopes will ensure that the future of the health services is centre-stage during the next general election and in the formation of the next Government.
We reproduce Nenagh GP Dr Pat Harrold’s short story ‘High Walls’, which won this year’s Irish Medical Writers’ Aindreas McEntee Prize for fiction.
June Shannon speaks with global health literacy expert Dr Michael Wolf about how health literacy is all about empowering patients.
The last year has seen landmark deals — with implications for IMO NCHDs, GPs and consultants. In an interview with Gary Culliton, the IMO Director of Industrial Relations Steve Tweed outlined progress on a number of fronts.
NCHD Committee Chairman Dr John Duddy tells Lloyd Mudiwa about some positive new moves aimed at improving the conditions for NCHDs, addressing our recruitment and retention issues, and meeting EU working time obligations.
Paul Mulholland reports from a recent conference on sustainable healthcare, at which Mary Harney helped launch a new EU white paper showing the possible road ahead for states facing huge financial challenges.
The 2015 Spring Meeting of the Society of Irish Medical Writers heard how there is nothing to stop any of us conveying the moments of insights and wonder that we experience while travelling on to the printed page.
Dr Catherine Darker of the Adelaide Health Foundation tells Dara Gantly about how the group’s ambitious programme of research assessing the readiness of the Irish health service to respond effectively to chronic diseases is about to reach a new milestone.
Former Inspector of Mental Hospitals Dr Dermot Walsh examines both the appropriate and more unrealistic recommendations contained in the recent Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001.