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May 28, 2016

Practising ethical medicine

Dara Gantly further reflects on the new Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics

New minister must cut coat according to cloth

Dara Gantly examines the surprise elevation of Wicklow and East Carlow TD Simon Harris to the post of Minister for Health in the 32nd Dáil.

Diagnosing inequality

The ICS/ICGP ‘Access to Diagnostics’ report deserves immediate action, writes Dara Gantly.

Sending out an SOS for general practice

Dara Gantly looks at Prof Brendan Drumm’s unexpected reappearance in the headlines over the debate on primary care reform and funding of general practice.

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.

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