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Former clinical director of CervicalCheck said she had concerns about decision to offer an additional smear test from the outset

Former clinical director of CervicalCheck said she had concerns about decision to offer an additional smear test from the outset

Dr Grainne Flannelly's submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Health represents the first time that she has made any public comment since her high-profile resignation last year

Silence and social stigma are spurring a runaway suicide epidemic in the North

Silence and social stigma are spurring a runaway suicide epidemic in the North

More people died from suicide in the last 20 years than were killed in the Troubles, and things aren’t set to improve any time soon

Something new: Academic medicine please!

Something new: Academic medicine please!

Sláintecare won’t deliver results unless it supports the integration of teaching and research with patient care, write Tim Lynch, Owen Smith, Helen Whelton, Paul Burke and Anthony O’Regan

Doctors threaten legal action in abortion services row

Doctors threaten legal action in abortion services row

The issue of GP-led abortion services has proved highly contentious for various reasons including conscientious objection, workload and an existing services contract perceived by many to be sub-standard

State plan to provide free dental care for all children

State plan to provide free dental care for all children

Children under the age of six will be the first to benefit from the new plan from next year

Fingal’s Paul Reid to head up €16 billion HSE

Fingal’s Paul Reid to head up €16 billion HSE

Reid is county manager of Fingal County Council and previously worked as a senior official in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

CervicalCheck lab gives private patients results in weeks while public patients wait for months

CervicalCheck lab gives private patients results in weeks while public patients wait for months

Women paying privately for cervical smear tests are receiving their results within two to three weeks from the same laboratory that is taking up to seven months to get results back to public patients

HSE brings in more staff to deal with delivery woes

HSE brings in more staff to deal with delivery woes

The HSE did not reveal how long people had been left waiting for the delivery of their incontinence pads

The unhealthy truth about Ireland’s drugs deficit

The unhealthy truth about Ireland’s drugs deficit

Irish patients have access to fewer new medicines than those in other EU countries – and they wait longer to get them

HSE interim chief in running for €300k director general role

HSE interim chief in running for €300k director general role

Memo outlined risks of St James’s Children’s Hospital plan in 2012

Memo outlined risks of St James’s Children’s Hospital plan in 2012

A cabinet memorandum told ministers seven years ago that locating the new hospital at St James’s campus would be costlier and take longer

Sláintecare team wanted to get out of ‘troubled’ Department of Health

Sláintecare team wanted to get out of ‘troubled’ Department of Health

Sláintecare strategy: show us the money

Sláintecare strategy: show us the money

Two years after it was conceived as an idea, we have an action plan for reform of the health system. Many critics say this is too little too late, with suspiciously little detail on where the funding is to come from for the ten-year plan

No GP at one in five primary care centres

No GP at one in five primary care centres

‘Shocking’ figures show little progress made in planned Sláintecare reform programme

Skin Deep: the rise of cosmeceuticals

Skin Deep: the rise of cosmeceuticals

With skincare brands making ever more ‘scientific’ claims about the anti-ageing benefits of their products, where does the truth lie? Susan Mitchell investigates