Dr Dermot J Ward explores the controversial area of electroconvulsive therapy, and applauds one journalist’s tale of how it transformed his brother’s life My younger son, who lives on the same landmass as me, reads The Guardian newspaper (slightly left), whereas my favourite newspaper poison is The Telegraph (slightly right).
Dr Dermot J Ward
Dr Dermot Ward continues his GMC odyssey with a morale victory for a former colleague
Alleged transcript contains gross, puzzling inaccuracies, which are at odds with the hearing's true picture
Doctors here have seemed unable to protect patients against predatory politicians with wacko slogans
'I have wondered about a possible dilution of the assumed fairness of IMC hearings'
Unlike in Ireland, it has been quite a while since the UK health service was led in Westminster by a doctor, and Dr Dermot J Ward believes that hasn’t necessarily been to its benefit
Dr Dermot J Ward recalls a chance breakfast encounter with then British Secretary of State for Health Enoch Powell, and how the British politician seriously damaged the mental health services through the mass closure of hospital beds
With the Junior Doctors’ strike in the NHS in full swing, Dr Dermot J Ward asks if a name change similar to that made here in Ireland might be beneficial for younger doctors, so as to no longer diminish the gravity and responsibility of their role.
Dr Gerry Mansfield may be right to be worried about future generations of GPs giving away their professional autonomy, writes Dr Dermot J Ward.
Dr Dermot J Ward believes the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient in the UK is potentially pushing elderly patients in Britain to an unnecessary and premature death.