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October 24, 2014

Ag teacht go luath

Dara Gantly takes a look at the latest iteration of our structural reform programme.

Another round in the alcohol debate

Dara Gantly asks whether the Government is measuring up to expectations when it comes to alcohol misuse.

Meet the Spartan GPs

Dara Gantly on the recent show of strength by GPs on the streets of Dublin.

Putting patient safety first and foremost

Dara Gantly asks whether it is time to enact legislation to ensure safe staffing levels, based upon nationally agreed standard dependency tools, are present in our health service.

Not a dead parrot in sight

Dara Gantly asks whether our ambitious health reforms are truly demised.

Protecting the viability of general practice

Dara Gantly wonders whether the time is fast approaching to ask the last doctor leaving our health service to please turn out the lights.

Plugging the brain drain of our consultants

Dara Gantly examines the latest consultant pay proposal to emerge from the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), and wonders how damaging of a torpedo advertising for a new consultant post under a disputed contract might prove.

‘Clash of logic’ of a European health system

Dara Gantly examines a recent report from a European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health, which seeks to outline a new EU agenda on patient safety and quality of care.

Showing some TLC to those with LTCs

Dara Gantly examines what the Government should be doing to ensure those with long-term conditions are managed appropriately by the health service and achieve the best possible outcomes from their care.

Trust me, I’m the Minister for Health

Following his first doorstep opportunity with the new Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, Dara Gantly looks at whether we should start trusting our politicians a bit more.

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