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# Doctor

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2022
# Courts
Doctor facing extradition to Hungary was regarded as 'sleazy' by several female patients
Dr Zsolt Siklósi is accused of inappropriate behaviour, including comments to a number of female patients.
# Controversy
Djokovic doctor slams Australia for trying to deport 'super healthy' star
Igor Cetojevic, a Bosnian-born Serb who lives in Cyprus, criticised the decision.
All time
# GDPR
Department 'in breach of EU law' unless it gives health records to Mother and Baby Home survivors
Survivors and experts have said a GP should not be involved in the process.
A data expert says the Minister for Children's approach breaches GDPR, Órla Ryan writes
Survivors have said a GP should not be involved in the process - at odds with the Department
Minister Roderic O'Gorman is in discussions with Cabinet colleagues about new regulations
'The dead don't have GDPR rights': Woman considers legal action after department denies info request
# Burnout
Irish Medical Council launches new campaign to help doctors on the verge of burnout
This new medical council project is designed to remind medics to remember to take care of their physical and mental health.
THE MORNING LEAD
Galway cardiology registrar from Pakistan 'left stranded' waiting two years for citizenship decision
A report by
Orla Dwyer
Dr Jawad Zaman (33) has been living in Ireland since 2015.
# BALANCING ACT
Final year medicine studies and Leinster career keeping Murphy busy
The 25-year-old back row is nearing the end of his degree in UCD.
# Coronavirus
Young doctor on contracting Covid-19: My oxygen dropped and I was unable to finish a sentence
Dr Owen O’Flynn said it was “disappointing” to see some people flouting the rules, adding that the guidelines were there for a reason.
Voices
Notes from a GP: Covid cases in millennials are now showing in their grandparents
Our GP argues that while it’s understandable the government didn’t want to rush to Level 5 this week, the numbers now mean this is inevitable.
# Coronavirus
Almost half of people don't know calling GP to discuss Covid-19 symptoms is free, ESRI finds
The findings are based on a nationally representative survey of 1,000 adults in Ireland run in early July.
# Delays
Concerns over fall in cancer referrals and operation cancellations during Covid-19 crisis
GP referrals for suspected cancer cases have dropped by more than a half.
# on the frontline
'Everyone is very much involved in this' - The Dublin All-Star doctor on duty in Temple Street Hospital
Noelle Healy shares her experience through the Covid-19 crisis.
# new career
The former Munster centre now helping to fight Covid-19 as a doctor in Cork
Tom Gleeson had to retire from rugby in 2012 due to injury.
# dr varadkar
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has registered again as a doctor to help out during Covid-19
Varadkar joined the Medical Council register again in March.
# don't delay
Don't put it off: GPs urge patients not to delay in calling their doctor if concerned about other illnesses
If you have a testicular lump, or a lump on your breast, get it seen to.
# China
Whistleblower doctor who raised alarm about coronavirus dies from the illness
More than 630 people in China have now died from the virus.
# scuffle
'It was instigated by a member of their staff who said something horrible to one of our players'
The Saracens boss said they will consider their next move after a scuffle broke out with Munster.
# the team behind the team
'Three minds working for the wellness of a player is always better than one': Inside Dublin's three in-a-row bid
Dublin ladies team doctor Dr Katie Lydon, physio Antia O’Brien and performance nutritionist Kate McDaid are fuelling the All-Ireland champions’ three in-a-row bid.
# The Hague
Dutch doctor goes on trial on charges of euthanising patient with dementia in landmark case
Prosecutors claim the patient may have had second thoughts about dying.
# world hepatitis day
'There's a perception that the treatment for hepatitis C is very bad - that’s gone now'
The new treatment for hepatitis C costs €50,000, but the HSE has negotiated a deal so that it comes for free.
# Bernard Norman Barwin
Canada doctor's licence revoked for using own sperm to inseminate patients
The 80-year-old doctor did not appear at the hearing, but through his lawyers pleaded no contest.
# Neurology
'I can feel the tension, the worry': Niall Tubridy on what it's like to give people a serious diagnosis
The MS expert and brother of RTÉ broadcaster Ryan Tubridy has written a new book about his career.
Voices
Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'I remember the detail of my errors and the guilt and shame I felt are burnt onto my mind'
Dr Anthony O’Connor writes about how doctors make mistakes – and what we can do about creating an atmosphere that’s not about ‘blame and shame’.
Voices
Opinion: Legislating for abortion is very complex and a clear guiding principle is required
The ‘yes’ side contained a wide range of views about when abortion should be permitted – the government can’t please them all, writes Professor Dermot Cox.
# High Court
Harris on the defensive after judge criticises doctor recruitment process
“I note that the interview panel described the respondent as ‘eager to work and learn’. But learn at whose expense?” the judge said.
Voices
How I Spend My Money: A doctor in Galway on €59,500 saving for her own home
A costly work trip abroad takes a toll on her plans to save.
# clontarf hospital
Concerns raised at Dublin hospital over suicidal man's attempt to take own life
Hospital workers acted to save the man’s life after discovering him in a staff pantry engaging in self-harm.
# julie dingivan
'She couldn't stay awake at the end' - Husband speaks of pain of wife's loss following cervical misdiagnosis
Julie Dingivan passed away in April 2017. The cervical check which missed her cancer diagnosis took place in 2009.
# Courts
Ivor Callely gets suspended sentence after tearing up magazines and smearing teabags on GP's walls
Callely was caught after Dr James Dolan installed a hidden camera in his practice at 191 Howth Road, in Dublin 3.
# Doctor
Dr Dora Gorman: Ireland's football, hockey and GAA star who just graduated medicine at UCD
Dora Gorman discusses captaining Ireland at World Cups and European Championships, playing gaelic for Galway and recently graduating top of her class at UCD.
# secret bank account
GP who dodged paying almost €100,000 in tax jailed for 16 months
The doctor had a hidden bank account into which he lodged 1,686 cheques.
# Harold Bornstein
Doctor says Trump dictated letter which said he would be 'healthiest president ever'
“I didn’t write that letter. I just made it up as I went along.”
# Free Healthcare
Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests
Last month Health Minister Simon Harris said the HSE would arrange for refunds if a patient had been incorrectly charged.
# Free Healthcare
'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests
The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.
# Sentenced
Former USA Gymnastics doctor jailed for 60 years over child pornography
He was given 20 years in prison on each of three counts.
# leo's plan
Poll: Should senior public servants who underperform be asked to leave?
A job as a public servant is considered a job for life – should that change?
# Scare
Stuttgart captain swallows tongue, saved by doctor
Christian Gentner was left bloodied after Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels’ knee caught the midfielder.
# Heart Attack
'That is not the way a health service works': Harris extremely concerned if patients seeking help are turned away
A man suffered a heart attack after being turned away from St Columcille’s Hospital in Loughllinstown.
# manish shah
London doctor charged with over 100 sexual offences
Manish Shah is accused of 118 crimes including one charge of sexual assault on a child under 13-years-old.
# Profile
From poisoned chalice to top of the table, is Leo Varadkar now destined to be Taoiseach?
The Social Protection Minister could succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael … and the country.
# Arrested
Doctor arrested after bringing assault rifle and handgun to Trump International Hotel
Bryan Moles was said to be acting suspiciously and making threats.