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October 31, 2014

Policy-based evidence

Dara Gantly asks where the evidence-based policy is when it comes to health reform.

Thinking outside the knowledge tissue box

Dara Gantly examines whether Budget 2015 is a development in health spending not to be sniffed at.

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.

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