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Banning unvaccinated kids from school is sure to backfire

Banning unvaccinated kids from school is sure to backfire

Making vaccination mandatory won’t persuade distrustful people to trust the system, and could just end up making things worse

Parents’ unit at Children’s Hospital may be cut back

Parents’ unit at Children’s Hospital may be cut back

Members of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board discussed the possibility of the HSE 'de-scoping' the family accommodation unit or delaying its construction as a 'cost limitation exercise' earlier this year

Only 20 per cent of directors at big Irish firms are women

Only 20 per cent of directors at big Irish firms are women

The Gender Balance in Business survey, carried out for the first time this year, provides figures on gender representation at large companies – those with more than 250 employees

INIS delays cause 'stress' to non-EU students

INIS delays cause 'stress' to non-EU students

An ESRI study on behalf of the European Migration Network has shown that the number of non-EEA students coming to Ireland jumped by 45 per cent to 13,500 between 2013 and 2017

There’s no need to panic over cervical screening judgment

There’s no need to panic over cervical screening judgment

The British precedent for the finding in the Ruth Morrissey case has caused no flood of litigation in that jurisdiction

BreastCheck and the fear of failure

BreastCheck and the fear of failure

An expectation that medical tests should be infallible is at odds with reality and raises serious concerns for cancer screening in Ireland

Health warning: Time to make vaccinations mandatory?

Health warning: Time to make vaccinations mandatory?

New data obtained by The Sunday Business Post shows a huge variation in vaccination rates across the country

Taking on the anti-vaccine trolls

Taking on the anti-vaccine trolls

It has taken public health authorities years to recover from previous scares such as the one caused by wholly discredited claims that there was a link between the MMR vaccine and autism

To solve the health crisis, forget the witch hunts and follow the money

To solve the health crisis, forget the witch hunts and follow the money

The Waterford mortuary saga shows the chronic shortage of capital funding for the health service

Vaccination laws and education must go hand in hand

Vaccination laws and education must go hand in hand

We need to keep measles inoculation rates up, but steps should also be taken to allay the concerns of parents who believe the unscientific claims of anti-vaxxers

Do not resuscitate: How the National Association of General Practitioners fell apart

Do not resuscitate: How the National Association of General Practitioners fell apart

Alleged inappropriate spending, unvouched expenses and dysfunctional governance. The confidential reports and real story behind yet another fall from grace of a GP representative body

Bad audits undermine our faith in an entire profession

Bad audits undermine our faith in an entire profession

As the HSE’s director of internal audit, I’ve seen how audit failure leads to a loss of transparency and integrity in results

Healthcare system must put the user first – not vested interests

Healthcare system must put the user first – not vested interests

Academia is not the solution to the health crisis. Rather we should go back to the fundamentals of safety, quality and productivity, and a leadership that will implement them

The state’s grossly unfair drugs policy is enough to make you sick

The state’s grossly unfair drugs policy is enough to make you sick

The government response to the CervicalCheck debacle means patients can only access the latest drugs if they have the ‘right’ illness

Chief medical officer expected to clarify smear test advice

Chief medical officer expected to clarify smear test advice