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Conscientious objection should not become conscientious obstruction

Conscientious objection should not become conscientious obstruction

Clinicians have a right to decide if they are prepared to provide services relating to abortion, but they should not actively place barriers in the way of women seeking treatment

Simon Harris on the challenges facing the Irish health service

Simon Harris on the challenges facing the Irish health service

After a difficult year, the government’s task is to learn from the mistakes made and build a better healthcare system for all

Pharma giant refused costs in HSE tender case

Pharma giant refused costs in HSE tender case

Because of its interest in the outcome, the pharmaceutical giant was joined as a notice party to a Commercial Court action brought by Sanofi against the HSE’s awarding of a tender for the six-in-one vaccine last January

No ‘winter-ready clinics’ opened despite minister’s promise

No ‘winter-ready clinics’ opened despite minister’s promise

The HSE, in response to questions from this newspaper, was unable to identify a single clinic that has been established since Minister for Health Simon Harris announced they would form an integral part of the HSE’s winter plan

Be careful who you trust with your DNA

Be careful who you trust with your DNA

In the current unregulated genomics industry, we should think long and hard before granting industry access to our genetic information

HSE rapped for retraining kitchen staff to provide frontline care

HSE rapped for retraining kitchen staff to provide frontline care

Children’s hospital in running for the most expensive ever built

Children’s hospital in running for the most expensive ever built

The Minister for Health won’t tell us why we are paying nearly €3 million per bed for the planned hospital. This will result in other projects being delayed or abandoned

The hard questions about new mediocre cancer drugs

The hard questions about new mediocre cancer drugs

Spending millions on drugs with limited benefits and a finite budget costs other patients

Medicines watchdog decries political interference in funding of Pembro

Medicines watchdog decries political interference in funding of Pembro

Maternity hospitals can’t guarantee abortion services will be ready

Maternity hospitals can’t guarantee abortion services will be ready

Dublin’s maternity hospitals are unable to guarantee that they will provide termination of pregnancy services from the beginning of January, as promised by Minister for Health Simon Harris

Safe abortion services not possible by January 2019

Safe abortion services not possible by January 2019

Women have a right to expect excellence in care around the termination of pregnancy, but no one is joining the dots on how this might be brought about

HSE gave contract to former manager’s company without going to public tender

HSE gave contract to former manager’s company without going to public tender

The HSE confirmed that it had not contacted its national procurement unit to advertise on the contract to provide day services in Drogheda and Dundalk for people with disabilities

Doctors sound alarm over January abortion start date

Doctors sound alarm over January abortion start date

The ability of the health service to deliver abortion services on January 1 looks increasingly uncertain

Maternity heads warn abortion planning is inadequate

Maternity heads warn abortion planning is inadequate

The masters of the three Dublin maternity hospitals have warned Minister for Health Simon Harris that the health service is not prepared for the introduction of abortion services in January.

HSE wants Pembro for all women with cervical cancer

HSE wants Pembro for all women with cervical cancer

Professor Michael Barry, who leads the HSE’s Medicines Management Programme, has proposed the introduction of a managed access programme.