Some 162 women were not informed that their original cervical cancer screening test had been misread. The failure to tell women, or their families, the truth raises obvious questions around the duty of candour in the health service
The HSE struggles to retain doctors trained here. Meanwhile, competency exams are being waived and doctors working as consultants have not finished specialist training
Figures based on a survey carried out by a council member of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP)
Professor Eamon McGuinness is a spokesman for the Save the 8th campaign
Figures provided by the Medical Council show that 650 active medical consultants - out of 4,373 - said they were not on its specialist register in 2015
Professor Michael Barry said a bill proposed by Fianna Fáil, which aims to fast-track patient access to orphan drugs, would 'compromise the ability of the HSE to contain drug expenditure'
National Association of General Practionioners says all concerns have been fully addressed
In a written submission to a group examining the impact of removing private practice from public hospitals, the HSE warned that removing private practice could have a negative impact on the standard of care provided to patients