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#Doctors

# doctors - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease

Bayezid Shikdar’s illness makes him look like an old man, in addition to various other health problems.

# doctors - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Team kit stolen from Irish doctors days before Medical World Cup

The team say they will go out there and represent Ireland with passion – even if they have to do it in their white coats.

# doctors - Sunday 19 June, 2016

A terminally ill doctor wants all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients Hello My Name Is This post contains videos

A terminally ill doctor wants all hospital staff to introduce themselves to patients

St James’s Hospital in Dublin has signed up to her campaign.

# doctors - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Doctor accused of not passing on x-ray of woman who later "suffered greatly" and died

Dr Emmanuel Gbadebo Alabi, originally from Nigeria but with an address in Cork, faces two allegations.

# doctors - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

# doctors - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

"Win-win for everyone" - Irish nurses set to take key tasks out of doctors' hands

Four key tasks are to be carried out in future by nurses rather than junior doctors.

# doctors - Sunday 31 January, 2016

'No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors'

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

# doctors - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Operation Transformation leader withdraws from the show due to health reasons

Dan Kennedy underwent tests at St Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire, where he was diagnosed with severe colitis.

# doctors - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'

Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.

# doctors - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse

Because people are living longer.

# doctors - Saturday 9 January, 2016

There's a plastic surgery craze in Iran and people are wearing their nose bandages with pride

In Iran’s largest cities it is easy to spot women — but also men — with bandages on their noses, flaunting the fact they recently went under the knife.

# doctors - Thursday 7 January, 2016

'We're not asking for much, just access to a doctor'

The village of Feakle doesn’t have a GP and Kildysart has been relying on locum care for a year.

# doctors - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Women shouldn't have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion

While over 90% of abortions in England are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, fatal foetal abnormalities and pregnancies resulting from sexual violence are often the exception.

# doctors - Friday 11 December, 2015

The daughter of a woman who refused medical treatment from Muslim doctors has defended her actions

Her mother had said that she did not want to be treated by a doctor wearing a hijab.

# doctors - Monday 7 December, 2015

Trainee doctors say nurses and doctors bully them as they're shown the ropes

A new report also found trainees who gained their medical qualification outside Ireland rated learning environments significantly more highly.

# doctors - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Medical staff rapidly arrived at hospitals spontaneously on night of the Paris attacks

A crisis plan, which was developed 20 years ago, was activated for the first time.

# doctors - Monday 16 November, 2015

Tom Clonan: 'Ireland is on the brink of a perfect storm in our health services'

Minister Varadkar needs to do ‘the bleeding obvious’ and demonstrate real leadership, writes Tom Clonan.

# doctors - Sunday 15 November, 2015

"There are worse things than dying" - how Irish medical workers deal with the final journey

Doctors, nurses and specialists told us what death means to them as an experience.

# doctors - Monday 26 October, 2015

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest

The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.

# doctors - Monday 12 October, 2015

There are just two weight management clinics in Ireland. This is a problem, say doctors

Currently there are just two such clinics – at St Colmcille’s in Loughlinstown and at University Hospital Galway.

# doctors - Friday 21 August, 2015

Nurses slam HSE over 78 jobs left unfilled - all at just ONE Irish hospital

The INMO says Cork University Hospital continues to operate at almost full capacity.

# doctors - Monday 13 July, 2015

Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis

Women, older doctors and doctors who qualified in Ireland are less likely to face serious disciplinary outcomes, according to a new report.

# doctors - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Ireland won't be fined over 24-hour shifts for junior doctors

The European Court of Justice said there was not enough evidence put forward to show the Working Time Directive was not being implemented.

# doctors - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s Wednesday and here’s all the news you need to know.

# doctors - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Assistants for doctors with no medical degree are being hired at Beaumont Hospital

Physician Associates support doctors in their diagnosis and management of patients.

# doctors - Monday 29 June, 2015

Doctor accused of putting cancer patients' health at risk and showing 'lack of empathy'

Dr Saqib Ahmed worked as a registrar in oncology from July to November 2012 at University Hospital Limerick.

# doctors - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s

The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.

# doctors - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

# doctors - Monday 22 June, 2015

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point? Your Say This post contains a poll

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?

The Minister for Health is delighted that 40,000 children are now registered for free medical care, but Irish doctors are not so impressed.

# doctors - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Complaints of 'failing to treat patients with dignity' against doctors have doubled

The number of complaints against qualified doctors is down in general however.

# doctors - Friday 29 May, 2015

Dispute over figures on how many GPs have signed up for under 6s contract

Minister Lynch has rejected the suggestion that the information provided by her was inaccurate.

# doctors - Friday 22 May, 2015

Safe and well: Defence Forces medics return home from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone experienced a spike in new cases last week. A replacement Irish team has already been sent out.

# doctors - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Surgeon struck off for punching a patient 'like a boxer' to fix his broken cheek

Professor Ninian Peckitt claimed he was “manually reducing the fracture.”

# doctors - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid"

The IMO President, meanwhile, warned of a “crisis of morale” in the health services.

# doctors - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

# doctors - Thursday 9 April, 2015

There's been a breakthrough in those talks on free GP care for kids

Negotiations took place between the Irish Medical Organisation, the HSE and the Department of Health.

# doctors - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# doctors - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Ireland is overworking its junior doctors - and could face huge fines because of it

A legal opinion has been issued to say that Ireland is breaching the EU Working Time Directive.

# doctors - Thursday 12 March, 2015

90% of Irish medical students considering emigration after they qualify

In a study by NUI Galway, a third of students also said they had a poor understanding of how the Irish health system works.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you get going.