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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

Pharma payments website probed after alleged incorrect figures posted

Pharma payments website probed after alleged incorrect figures posted

A Hospital Pass: How the Children’s Hospital costs spiralled out of control

A Hospital Pass: How the Children’s Hospital costs spiralled out of control

The experts overseeing the National Children’s Hospital fiasco costs were ‘95 per cent certain’ it would come in on budget, an explosive new report by PwC has revealed

Private patients get cancer drugs denied to public for first time

Private patients get cancer drugs denied to public for first time

Oncologist John Crown says the move is ‘unprecedented’ and calls on Minister for Health to ‘extend the opportunity of treatment to all patients’

Children’s hospital at legal risk after tender documents destroyed

Children’s hospital at legal risk after tender documents destroyed

Profile Paul Reid: HSE, heal thyself

Profile Paul Reid: HSE, heal thyself

A war with doctors puts us all at risk

A war with doctors puts us all at risk

We all need to be concerned about the state of the health service, even if we have Rolls-Royce health insurance ourselves

Activists call for increase in sexual health funding

Activists call for increase in sexual health funding

Harris faces interrogation on free smear test offer

Harris faces interrogation on free smear test offer

The Minister for Health has been accused of incompetence and of having a panicked reaction to the CervicalCheck crisis. Sparks may fly when he appears before the health committee this week

Learning from Laura Brennan, who spoke softly but firmly

Learning from Laura Brennan, who spoke softly but firmly

In the rush to act following the CervicalCheck revelations, several costly errors were made. We would do better to act more slowly, do what actually needs to be done, and do it right

New GP deal sees cardiac and diabetes spot checks

New GP deal sees cardiac and diabetes spot checks