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Fingal’s Paul Reid to head up €16 billion HSE

Fingal’s Paul Reid to head up €16 billion HSE

Reid is county manager of Fingal County Council and previously worked as a senior official in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

CervicalCheck lab gives private patients results in weeks while public patients wait for months

CervicalCheck lab gives private patients results in weeks while public patients wait for months

Women paying privately for cervical smear tests are receiving their results within two to three weeks from the same laboratory that is taking up to seven months to get results back to public patients

HSE brings in more staff to deal with delivery woes

HSE brings in more staff to deal with delivery woes

The HSE did not reveal how long people had been left waiting for the delivery of their incontinence pads

The unhealthy truth about Ireland’s drugs deficit

The unhealthy truth about Ireland’s drugs deficit

Irish patients have access to fewer new medicines than those in other EU countries – and they wait longer to get them

HSE interim chief in running for €300k director general role

HSE interim chief in running for €300k director general role

Memo outlined risks of St James’s Children’s Hospital plan in 2012

Memo outlined risks of St James’s Children’s Hospital plan in 2012

A cabinet memorandum told ministers seven years ago that locating the new hospital at St James’s campus would be costlier and take longer

Sláintecare team wanted to get out of ‘troubled’ Department of Health

Sláintecare team wanted to get out of ‘troubled’ Department of Health

Sláintecare strategy: show us the money

Sláintecare strategy: show us the money

Two years after it was conceived as an idea, we have an action plan for reform of the health system. Many critics say this is too little too late, with suspiciously little detail on where the funding is to come from for the ten-year plan

No GP at one in five primary care centres

No GP at one in five primary care centres

‘Shocking’ figures show little progress made in planned Sláintecare reform programme

Skin Deep: the rise of cosmeceuticals

Skin Deep: the rise of cosmeceuticals

With skincare brands making ever more ‘scientific’ claims about the anti-ageing benefits of their products, where does the truth lie? Susan Mitchell investigates

Political inertia prevents the state from building an efficient health service

Political inertia prevents the state from building an efficient health service

The HSE is on a merry-go-round of budgetary despair, and only politicians can stop it

Biosimilar drugs offer a savings opportunity that we must take

Biosimilar drugs offer a savings opportunity that we must take

A dramatic increase in the prescribing of cheaper biosimilar medicines is required to enable us to afford costly new cancer and other therapies

Price still isn’t right for Biogen’s blockbuster drug

Price still isn’t right for Biogen’s blockbuster drug

HSE says Spinraza drug for SMA sufferers would cost €38 million over five years, as pharma giant clocks up global annual sales of $1.72 billion

Doctors will have to prescribe cheaper drugs under new plans

Doctors will have to prescribe cheaper drugs under new plans

Stephen Kinsella on health spending

Stephen Kinsella on health spending

Our system is geographically unequal. Where you are born really matters. Our outcomes from our health system are measurably worse than in other countries, and our spending per person is as high as Denmark’s. Why is that?