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#Doctors

# doctors - Monday 4 November, 2013

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects

A two-year study found doctors designed and participated in torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners at CIA and Pentagon-run prisons.

# doctors - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”

The Syrian people are now presented with the absurd situation of weapons inspectors freely driving through areas of desperate need – while the ambulances, food and drug supplies organised by humanitarian organisations are blocked.

'We just kept getting them in the post': How a family of five has 14 medical cards

A Dublin family waited a year for their medical cards to be renewed and then several came along in the space of a few weeks.

# doctors - Monday 21 October, 2013

GPs claiming dead people's medical card fees? A 'smokescreen' - IMO

The IMO said that the Department of Health was using ‘spin’ when publicising the situation.

# doctors - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Fines of €650k for hospitals in breach of doctors' working hours

Managers will also face sanctions if they do not comply with the new rules.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as you start your Thursday…

# doctors - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences, GPs warn

The doctors’ group is warning that measures like the downgrading of medical cards for 35,000 pensioners could cause problems down the line.

# doctors - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Under 5s care "first step" towards free GP visits for all --- Howlin

The move, flagged in advance of today’s Budget, has been criticised by the GP representative group who say there was no consultation in advance.

Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today

Last week, the IMO said progress had been made in the talks.

# doctors - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare

The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# doctors - Thursday 10 October, 2013

GPs call for minimum pricing of alcohol

It is also looking for development and funding of service for diabetes patients.

# doctors - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

IMO and HSE talks suspended for the night

They will resume the talks on doctors’ hours tomorrow. There is no official news as yet of a breakthrough in talks.

# doctors - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

English law 'does not prohibit gender-specific abortions'

The UK’s Director of Public Prosecutions commented on a case where two doctors were not prosecuted for attempting unlawfully to procure a miscarriage.

Strike action by junior doctors begins today

More than 12,000 out-patient appointments and 3,000 elective surgeries have been cancelled today.

Poll: Do you support the striking doctors? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the striking doctors?

Pickets are being placed at hospitals around the country as the long-mooted strike by junior doctors begins. Do you agree with their course of action?

Column: NCHD working hours are part of a bigger picture for young Irish workers

While the pressures on young doctors are unique, Government decisions have focused the worst effects of the crisis on workers who are 35 and under across all sectors, write Dan Hayden and Dr Antoine Murray.

# doctors - Monday 7 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everybody’s talking about Priory Hall, breaches in patient data and Gerry Adams.

3,000 Junior Doctors gear up for tomorrow’s industrial action

The day of action is expected to formally begin tomorrow morning in 1 hospitals at 7am, continuing until midnight.

Column: Happy 60th Birthday to the science that makes transplantation work

Until Peter Medawar’s ground-breaking article 60 years ago, the idea of using one person’s body parts to save the life of another was little more than science fiction, writes Prof Daniel M. Davis.

# doctors - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Strike by junior doctors likely to go ahead as IMO want sanctions for hospitals

The IMO insists that Tuesday’s action is needed to force the HSE to agree to sanctions for hospitals who break rules on working hours.

# doctors - Friday 4 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Friday

The weekend is about to begin, but here are the nine things you want to know as you start your Friday.

Column: I'm no different to a human trafficker

I successfully lured a beautiful Eastern European blonde to Ireland to work. I, of course, had promised the world: happiness, love, professional dignity. She fell for it.

# doctors - Thursday 3 October, 2013

HSE proposals are "too little, too late" - IMO

The IMO says that it “does not trust” the HSE’s handling of the industrial dispute.

# doctors - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Baby born after mother's ovaries are 'reawakened'

The new technique can be used on infertile women and those who have gone through early menopause.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

IMO: There will be disruption during next week's doctors' strike

The junior doctors’ day of action had been delayed but the IMO said the strike will take place next Tuesday, 8 October.

# doctors - Friday 27 September, 2013

Strike action now “inevitable” say junior doctors

The 24 hour action was postponed for a week, and then suspending indefinitely. But the IMO is now accusing the HSE of lacking “real engagement”.

# doctors - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Strike still a possibility for hospital doctors

The IMO has said there is still a number of issues to be resolved following talks with the HSE.

From The Daily Edge This man is growing a nose on his forehead Heady Fragrance

This man is growing a nose on his forehead

He’s got a head for smells.

# doctors - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about Michaella McCollum, the Anglo Tapes and crime stats.

Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification

The strike was postponed for a week last Friday, but no date for the action is now being given by the doctors’ union.

# doctors - Friday 20 September, 2013

Perinatal centre that aims to improve care of pregnant mothers and babies to open in Cork

This new centre will focus on developing screening and diagnostic tests for monitoring pregnancy and newborns.

Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks

Strike threat still on the table as doctors and HSE resume talks

Teams from both sides have been assessing rosters to see how shifts can be brought down below 24 hours.

# doctors - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Patients at infection risk due to poor hand-hygiene

HIQA has found that a number of hospitals, including St. James in Dublin, are falling below required hand-hygiene standards.

# doctors - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

INMO: Patients who need care will receive care during doctors' strike

Liam Doran of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said that the strike will impact on routine admissions and outpatient appointments.

# doctors - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

"We are supporting the cause, but not the means" - patients spokesperson

The Irish Patients Association says that it cannot support any strike action by any healthcare staff.

# doctors - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# doctors - Monday 2 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.