Tony O’Brien: The children affected by the Camhs scandal have paid a terrible price but the consultants crisis is putting all health service users at risk

The paymasters have been at war with consultant doctors — and by extension non-consultant hospital doctors — for a decade, and no health service user has gone unscathed.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: Agreed to a talks process to resolve the consultant recruitment crisis, but has yet to appoint an independent chair after the incumbent left. Picture: Julien Behal/