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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

US healthcare provider to probe smear test scandal lab

US healthcare provider to probe smear test scandal lab

'The 8th amendment limits the care we can provide'

'The 8th amendment limits the care we can provide'

Voting 'No' will continue to limit the choices women, mothers, and families have when given a diagnosis of a fatal foetal condition, writes consultant neonatologist Professor Afif El-Khuffash

Fear. Confusion. Personal tragedies

Fear. Confusion. Personal tragedies

It is two weeks since the cervical screening debacle came to light. We examine the fallout and the politics of the cervical cancer crisis

Victims’ lawyer: HSE now stalling on vital medical records

Victims’ lawyer: HSE now stalling on vital medical records

Solicitor says no lessons have been learned on disclosure; HSE will argue controversial memos were ‘misinterpreted’

Harris wants HPV testing in cervical cancer screening

Harris wants HPV testing in cervical cancer screening

The new test provides 60–70 per cent greater protection than the current smear test and will result in fewer women getting a false negative result