A Public Health England e-cigarette evidence review published in February found that vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking, and that switching completely from smoking to vaping conveys substantial health benefits
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The government has promised it will compel doctors to come clean. What does the experience of other countries tell us about whether this will work?
There is a national incident management reporting system, under which health managers are supposed to record any serious incidents within 30 days
The existing claims environment is widely regarded as too lengthy, too confrontational and too expensive
Ann Lovett died aged 15 on January 31, 1984, after giving birth to a stillborn baby boy at a church grotto in Granard, Co Longford
Some 162 women were not informed that their original cervical cancer screening test had been misread. The failure to tell women, or their families, the truth raises obvious questions around the duty of candour in the health service
The HSE struggles to retain doctors trained here. Meanwhile, competency exams are being waived and doctors working as consultants have not finished specialist training
Figures based on a survey carried out by a council member of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP)
Dr Robert O’Connor of the Irish Cancer Society: 'We must continue to strive for improvement when it comes to tests such as smears'
Professor Eamon McGuinness is a spokesman for the Save the 8th campaign