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New consultants to earn €42k less than colleagues

New consultants to earn €42k less than colleagues

Consultants employed before 2012 will earn up to €200k in new deal that excludes newer recruits; Settlement reached last week will add €62m to the consultants’ pay bill annually

Group wants end to €30k minimum salary rule for asylum seekers

Group wants end to €30k minimum salary rule for asylum seekers

Regulator cannot stop boxing association booking unlicensed medical care provider

Regulator cannot stop boxing association booking unlicensed medical care provider

The news comes after an inquest into the death of mixed martial arts fighter João Carvalho exposed the weak legislation governing pre-hospital emergency care

Susan Mitchell: How self-interest  kills off health reform

Susan Mitchell: How self-interest kills off health reform

A pilot scheme to examine operating theatre assistants promised by Leo Varadkar as health minister never even got off the ground

Autism charity blames ‘negative media attention’ for fall in donations

Autism charity blames ‘negative media attention’ for fall in donations

In 2016, parents of autistic children criticised the lack of detail provided in the charity’s accounts as well as cuts in supports

Most GPs favour opt-in abortion service – poll

Most GPs favour opt-in abortion service – poll

A poll carried out by GP Buddy found that 70 per cent of the 880 GPs who responded said they did not intend to provide abortion services

Nursing homes need work visas ‘with immediacy’, minister told

Nursing homes need work visas ‘with immediacy’, minister told

Nursing Home Ireland says “severe labour shortage is presenting within the employment category”

HSE fails to publish basic performance report

HSE fails to publish basic performance report

In 2017, it began publishing quarterly reports, but the last published report was for July-September 2017. The HSE was unable to clarify why publication of these reports has been so badly delayed

Abortion: What happens now?

Abortion: What happens now?

A range of issues will have to be resolved before abortion is introduced, from whether an ultrasound will be obligatory to the role of GPs and whether foeticide will be permitted in certain circumstances

Decisions must be made on foeticide, say doctors

Decisions must be made on foeticide, say doctors

Under the scheme published by the government, all babies must be delivered after they have reached viability at 23 or 24 weeks, whereas other countries do not have gestational limits in cases of fatal foetal abnormality

SilverCloud in HSE deal on bipolar disorder

SilverCloud in HSE deal on bipolar disorder

SilverCloud’s digital platform is designed to help support the self-management of people with bipolar disorder, of which there are about 40,000 in Ireland

HSE refuses to disclose smear test quality data

HSE refuses to disclose smear test quality data

This newspaper has - for the past two weeks - asked the HSE whether it insisted that the labs it contracted to examine cervical cytology slides spent a minimum amount of time on the initial interpretation of each slide

Varadkar told mandatory disclosure would be ‘counter-productive’

Varadkar told mandatory disclosure would be ‘counter-productive’

Patient safety unit advised the then Minister for Health that a legal duty to report errors would not foster a ‘culture of open disclosure’

A new board for a renewed health service

A new board for a renewed health service

The minister needs to forge a strong new board to oversee the HSE. Here’s how

Screen test

Screen test

The cancer screening controversy has parallels with a crisis that rocked the British NHS 17 years ago – but it is being handled very differently