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February 13, 2016

No sugaring of hard evidence

Dara Gantly on the mounting evidence for the introduction of a sugar tax.

Just another statistic

Through a fever, Dara Gantly reflects on escalation policies during flu season.

On sweating the big stuff in healthcare

A study on the main stressors facing consultants and NCHDs reveals where management is failing, writes Dara Gantly.

What’s another year?

Dara Gantly on another wholly predictable clinical winter and trolley crisis.

No room at the inn

Dara Gantly on finding room in our EDs this Christmas and New Year.

Predicted surge in the under-sixes

Dara Gantly on the reported surge in children under six using GP out of hours services.

New cardholders attending GPs more often despite promises

Dear Editor, North East Doc is to be congratulated on providing statistical data that proves that under-six patients are attending their doctors 61 per cent more now than this time last year. One can only expect this situation to worsen.

HSE finally joins the reporting party

Although the Irish health service has come late to the publication of reports on serious reportable incidents, it is better late than never, writes Lloyd Mudiwa.

Ain’t gonna work in Maggie’s hospitals

Dara Gantly on the debate yet to happen on a privatised health service.

Another vintage Awards year

The winning projects at this year’s Irish Healthcare Awards prove that innovation is alive and well in the Irish health service, writes Dara Gantly.

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