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Hungarian doctor who received over €12,000 from elderly patient has registration suspended 46
Hungarian doctor who received over €12,000 from elderly patient has registration suspendedApril 10, 2019 9:25 amAdminA doctor received sums totalling about €12,650 from a seriously ill patient aged in his seventies in circumstances suggesting a breach of the Medical Council’s ethical guidelines, the president of the High Court has said. Mr Justice Peter Kelly said that and other matters warranted making orRead More
Data protection rules will harm progress in healthcare, say doctors 64
Data protection rules will harm progress in healthcare, say doctorsApril 9, 2019 10:17 amAdminDoctors involved in vital clinical research have warned that the Department of Health’s interpretation of the new European data protection rules could force them out of research because of a requirement to obtain explicit consent before processing a patient’s data. A review of the General Data PRead More
Doctors are not paid for extra hours 53
Doctors are not paid for extra hoursMarch 26, 2019 3:13 pmAdminHospital doctors are still not being paid for all the long hours they work – which contributes to the reason they are emigrating in growing numbers, a doctors’ leader has said. Dr Paddy Hillery said a growing number of young doctors are becoming demoralised and frustrated with their jobsRead More
New urine test for prostate cancer developed by Irish scientists 59
New urine test for prostate cancer developed by Irish scientistsMarch 19, 2019 12:22 pmAdminA new test for prostate cancer could help save lives by facilitating earlier diagnosis, according to new research from UCD scientists supported by the the Irish Cancer Society . Published ahead of Daffodil Day – the society’s annual fundraiser which gets underway on Friday – the researRead More
Half of Ireland’s hospital doctors exhausted and overwhelmed by work 70
Half of Ireland’s hospital doctors exhausted and overwhelmed by workMarch 13, 2019 10:22 amAdminHalf of Irish hospital doctors say they are emotionally exhausted and overwhelmed by work, while one-third are experiencing burnout, according to new research. Just one in five say their work situation leaves them enough time for family or personal life, the study of more than 1,700 doctors shows. WRead More
Emergency scan ‘was not needed at time’, inquest told 69
Emergency scan ‘was not needed at time’, inquest toldMarch 12, 2019 11:38 amAdminA consultant in emergency medicine at Sligo University Hospital has told an inquest he did not order a brain scan on a 19-year-old student in the early hours of the morning after her admission, because he did not think an emergency scan was needed at that time. Lisa Niland was admitted to the hospitRead More
Consultant at Dublin children’s hospitals had inappropriate contact with patient’s mother in UK, tribunal hears 66
Consultant at Dublin children’s hospitals had inappropriate contact with patient’s mother in UK, tribunal hearsMarch 6, 2019 2:46 pmAdminAN ENGLISH CONSULTANT working in two Dublin children’s hospitals has been before a fitness to practise hearing in the UK after he was found to have had inappropriate contact with the mother of a patient while working in Manchester. Dr Malcolm Lewis has been employed as a paediatric consultant nephRead More
Doctor addicted to opioids cannot be named but hearing will be held public 79
Doctor addicted to opioids cannot be named but hearing will be held publicMarch 5, 2019 10:37 amAdminA doctor who admitted working under the influence of opioids cannot be named although the hearing of sanctions to be imposed on him can be heard in public, the president of the High Court ruled. The doctor admitted taking medication from practice stocks and using “leftovers” from opioid Read More
Minister backs exclusion zones as US anti-abortion groups target Ireland 82
Minister backs exclusion zones as US anti-abortion groups target IrelandFebruary 20, 2019 9:04 amAdminThe Minister for Health has said the need for access zones outside health centres providing abortion care is a priority after it was revealed that American anti-abortion groups are planning operations in Ireland. An undercover report for The Times Ireland Edition found an American anti-abortion grouRead More
Jury fails to reach verdict in trial of doctor accused of sexually assaulting teen girl 99
Jury fails to reach verdict in trial of doctor accused of sexually assaulting teen girlFebruary 13, 2019 12:10 pmAdminA jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a doctor accused of sexually assaulting a teenage patient over 20 years ago. Kevin Mulcahy (61) of Creggane, Lombardstown, Mallow, Co Cork had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to sexual assaulting a woman in his surgery in MalloRead More