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Doctor rejected top job in row over financial governance

Doctor rejected top job in row over financial governance

National Association of General Practionioners says all concerns have been fully addressed

Main British abortion service to advise here if Eighth is repealed

Main British abortion service to advise here if Eighth is repealed

“We will help in any way we are asked to,” says Bpas's director of external affairs Clare Murphy

No GP: coming soon  to a town near you

No GP: coming soon to a town near you

A care-in-the-community healthcare model won’t work if family doctors aren’t getting what they need

The Post Podcast: The GP crisis

The Post Podcast: The GP crisis

Ian Kehoe is joined by Sunday Business Post Health Editor Susan Mitchell to talk about a shortage of GPs which has led to some practices closing their doors to new patients

HSE warns of consultant pay hike if private care removed

HSE warns of consultant pay hike if private care removed

In a written submission to a group examining the impact of removing private practice from public hospitals, the HSE warned that removing private practice could have a negative impact on the standard of care provided to patients

Doctor No: A tipping point?

Doctor No: A tipping point?

Clogged out-of-hours services, practices closed to new patients, two-week waits: the acute GP shortage medics have warned about for years has finally arrived

The bitterest pill: A profile of the abortion pill

The bitterest pill: A profile of the abortion pill

A miraculous fix or a deadly assassin?

Questions remain on 12-week abortion window

Questions remain on 12-week abortion window

The cabinet agreed last week to hold a referendum asking voters to repeal the Eighth Amendment

Departing HSE chief: An outspoken public servant

Departing HSE chief: An outspoken public servant

Tony O’Brien, who will not renew his term of office beyond the end of summer 2018, has been outspoken about the challenges facing the health service

Pfizer takes government to task over slow drugs payments

Pfizer takes government to task over slow drugs payments

The company said it was 'increasingly concerned at the delays in securing reimbursement for innovative medicines, which is very challenging for the pharmaceutical industry and also for Pfizer'

New Irish med-tech  firms win international contracts

New Irish med-tech firms win international contracts

Medical start-ups expand into major overseas markets including the US

Stop downplaying hospital waiting times

Stop downplaying hospital waiting times

Claims that waiting lists are improving are not supported by the data and overall trends, but ever-changing targets facilitate such lame assertions by politicians and the Department of Health

New head of GP group quits before taking up post

New head of GP group quits before taking up post

Williams tight-lipped on move, but had raised questions on governance of NAGP

The rhythm method? There’s an app for that

The rhythm method? There’s an app for that

Swedish regulators are investigating the Natural Cycles app, but Irish authorities have no plans to do so

A cure for poor prescribing: Medical bodies challenge Barry’s comments

A cure for poor prescribing: Medical bodies challenge Barry’s comments

Last week’s column by the head of the state medicines watchdog, Professor Michael Barry, has sparked a vigorous debate among medical professionals on the issue of prescriptions