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There's an old saying that what you don't know won't hurt you.
The message we are receiving from the ongoing controversy over the financial operations of health agencies and charities is that the opposite is in fact the case.
Detailed information about the use of public money by health agencies and...Read more
Voluntary health screening is offered to all new residents at what is now the only major reception centre for asylum seekers/refugees in Ireland – the Direct Provision Reception Centre at Balseskin in Finglas, Dublin. While this voluntary screening is taken up by almost three out of every four residents, there...Read more
At an oncology conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr Oscar Breathnach boots up his iPad to review urgent imaging and blood results on a cancer patient. Within minutes he has logged onto Beaumont Hospital’s computer system, accessed the laboratory and radiology clinical applications, assessed the patient’s...Read more
Women in medicine make up 50% of undergraduates and women hold well over 30% of all medical jobs. Until recently, the fact that women in medicine earn much less than men was attributed to the fact that women are more likely to choose lower-paid work, work fewer hours, and to choose part-time work, as well as...Read more
Many doctor-patient encounters result in the writing of a prescription, hence the standard of drug prescribing is paramount. I’d like to pose a question: “What is good practice in relation to antibiotic prescribing?”
The Medical Council’s Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics states that medical...Read more