Dear Editor, The recent Irish Medical Council annual report suggested that 10 per cent of the young doctors left the Medical Registrar in 2013. I presume at least 30 per cent of the new Irish graduates leave Ireland every year for various reasons.
Dear Editor, A circular (009/2014) dated 10 July was sent by the HR Department of the HSE to hospital management ordering massive reductions to NCHD salaries commencing 14/7/14, the new intake date — reductions of approximately 13 per cent.
Open letter to US Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Dear Editor, I regularly read and enjoy the ‘Hanley Report’ in your publication. It is important that general practice has a voice in these times of financial constraint. Indeed, there is no better man than Dr Ruairi Hanley who does not suffer fools gladly.
Dear Editor, It has been reported recently in your pages that the IMO has reached an agreement allowing it to ‘engage’ with the HSE; there must be a suspicion of casuistry as nowhere is there a reference to a right to negotiate.
Dear Editor, The HSE are anxious and insisting that GPs perform phlebotomy on patients.
Dear Editor, I am deeply disheartened by the step-motherly attitude of the Irish Medical Council towards Indian doctors who did their internship in India.
Dear Editor, The Health Research Board’s latest study of alcohol consumption by Irish people — the National Alcohol Diary Survey — points to the fact that three-quarters of all alcohol is consumed in the context of binge drinking.
Dear Editor, I would like to respond to Dr Garrett FitzGerald’s recent article ‘A head of the game’ (IMT, June 13, 2014).
Dear Editor, In response to your recent news item ‘EU urges health finance reforms’ (IMT, June 6, 2014), what is it about the Irish and numbers?