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Structuring diabetes care in Ireland

The long-term performance of a regional care programme may have national policy implications for tackling the greatest health challenge of the century — diabetes — and a shift of services to primary care, writes Lloyd Mudiwa If implemented nationally, a regional structured disease management programme dedicated to improving the quality of care for patients with diabetes in the community would

Is that really ecstasy?

June Shannon reports on a UK based on-site forensic drugs testing facility for music festivalgoers that may well take to the stage in Ireland from next year Pure concrete shaped into ecstasy tablets, ground up malaria pills and even boric acid passed off as cocaine; these are just some of the real and potentially lethal dangers facing festivalgoers who partake

Suicide in doctors — just how can we help?

Dr Justin Brophy, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Advisor to the National Office for Suicide Prevention, examines the medical profession’s unfortunate elevated suicide risk, and what we can all do to help address it.