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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

Chief medical officer didn’t back Harris’s free smear test offer

Chief medical officer didn’t back Harris’s free smear test offer

Revelation likely to ratchet up pressure on beleaguered minister

Six times the money in ‘sick cert’ fees to GPs

Six times the money in ‘sick cert’ fees to GPs

Higher numbers are a result of change to new scan-ready certs

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