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Brexit: Harmful to your health

Brexit: Harmful to your health

Cross-border services, freedom of movement: the ramifications of Brexit for these and other issues seem certain to turn parts of the Irish healthcare system upside-down

Patients left without proper health cover, warn 18 private hospitals

Patients left without proper health cover, warn 18 private hospitals

The Private Hospitals Association has warned that increasing numbers of patients are realising too late that their cover falls short of the standard required

HSE agrees to new contract with cervical screening lab

HSE agrees to new contract with cervical screening lab

A deal was reached last week with Quest, with the health service agreeing to underwrite some medical negligence costs that may arise in future under the CervicalCheck programme

OECD, Eurostat data differ on Irish health spend

OECD, Eurostat data differ on Irish health spend

State offers to cover some negligence bills for cervical labs

State offers to cover some negligence bills for cervical labs

Latest move is intended to stop private laboratories from quitting the cervical screening programme

RCOG tight-lipped on details of CervicalCheck audit

RCOG tight-lipped on details of CervicalCheck audit

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has been asked to examine the screening histories of 'approximately 1,850 women who developed cervical cancer and who were screened by the National Cervical Screening Programme before their diagnosis'

HSE hired consultants to progress existing report, but won’t say why

HSE hired consultants to progress existing report, but won’t say why

Management consultants from EY were engaged to progress recommendations to improve training and working conditions for hospital doctors made by a working group chaired by DCU president Brian MacCraith

Clinical trial results must be made public

Clinical trial results must be made public

If clinical trial results aren’t registered, then we have no way of knowing if patients are getting appropriate treatment

The CervicalCheck reality check

The CervicalCheck reality check

Dr Gabriel Scally’s report on the CervicalCheck mess is comprehensive and patient-focused, with lessons of great importance for our doctors and politicians

‘Hundreds of Irish women are alive specifically because they underwent cervical screening’

‘Hundreds of Irish women are alive specifically because they underwent cervical screening’

Widely articulated concerns that patients here were dying because of a shoddy, cut-price screening service are not supported by the Scally report

Key stakeholders not consulted in design of cervical cancer audit

Key stakeholders not consulted in design of cervical cancer audit

Doctors, patients and their advocates need to join forces to come up with the best screening audit for future generations

Harris plans to roll out more free GP care

Harris plans to roll out more free GP care

Nursing home time bomb awaits an ageing population

Nursing home time bomb awaits an ageing population

A new report shows that Ireland requires many new beds to deal with a looming crisis

Mahony briefs staff on why NMH took minister to court

Mahony briefs staff on why NMH took minister to court

CervicalCheck scheme in doubt as US labs threaten to quit Ireland

CervicalCheck scheme in doubt as US labs threaten to quit Ireland