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April 30, 2016

Safer nurse staffing levels

Dara Gantly on how a new approach to determining staffing levels in our hospitals should ensure safer care for patients.

Learning our trolley ABCs to solve the crisis

Dara Gantly on how the solution to our trolley crisis could be as simple as ABC — or Acute Bed Capacity.

Prescriptions and scriptures from IMO AGM

No more ‘same as it ever was’, as talking heads at this year’s IMO AGM demand change, says Dara Gantly.

A new prescription for the same old ills

Dara Gantly previews what is likely to be exercising the profession this weekend at the IMO AGM in Sligo.

A different type of crisis in our EDs

Dara Gantly on the need for a rethink on how we deal with presentations of mental health crises in our EDs.

Home care ‘consumer’ to become king

Moves by the HSE to introduce consumer-directed home care will be welcomed by many, but may pose challenges, writes Dara Gantly.

A ‘must do better’ on Health

Ireland’s ‘report card’ from the European Commission has highlighted critical challenges ahead for our health service, reports Dara Gantly.

End of the antediluvian era?

Dara Gantly examines the significance of the deal on rural practice allowances and STCs.

Promises, promises: the plans for Health post-election

Dara Gantly gives us a final recap on our politicians’ promises for Health in GE2016.

Getting the transfer over the line

The transfer of tasks happened just before GE2016, notes Lloyd Mudiwa.

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