NewsTag: Doctors

15 ways to get the most out of your doctor's appointment

Thursday 8th March 2018 - Ailin Quinlan - Irish independent

Amid reports of a fall-off in the number of family doctors in parts of the country, many GP clinics are busier, and more time-pressured than ever before - so how do you make the most of your consultation? We've talked to experienced GPs and the Irish Patients' Association to get some useful tips... Read more →

Junior doctors become latest  to warn over industrial action

Wednesday 9th November 2016 - Eilish O'Regan - Independent

Hospitals are braced for a chaotic winter of industrial unrest as doctors and nurses embark on campaigns to improve their pay and conditions. Junior doctors in the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) are the latest group to get a mandate to ballot for industrial action if they fail to secure a retur... Read more →

Burnout among doctors can be tackled

Wednesday 5th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

It is possible to tackle burnout among doctors, a new study has found. Burnout is characterised by emotional exhaustion, loss of purpose and de-personalisation - treating people as if they are objects. It can lead to personal issues such as depression and alcohol abuse, but may also impact patient ... Read more →

Emergency doctors voice concerns

Thursday 8th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Doctors working in Emergency Departments (EDs) nationwide have voiced their concern about the capacity problems facing the Irish health service. Earlier this week, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) insisted that a shortage of acute beds in public hospitals ‘is the root cause of the overcro... Read more →

Most believe doctors tell the truth

Monday 23rd May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Deborah Condon

The vast majority of people trust doctors to tell the truth, a new survey has found. According to the findings, nine in 10 people trust that their doctors will be truthful and a similar number are satisfied with the doctor they attend most often. Some 43% believe that doctors' practices have impro... Read more →

Doctors call on Harris to tackle capacity issues

Wednesday 11th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Hospital consultants have called on the new Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to urgently tackle ‘critical capacity deficits' within the Irish health service. The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has written to the new Minister to outline the urgent need for investment in frontl... Read more →

People visiting their GP more often

Tuesday 23rd June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

As Ireland pulls out of recession, people are starting to visit their GP more often, new data has shown. According to the 2015 Pfizer Health Index, during the recession, there was a decline in people visiting their GPs for check-ups or if they felt unwell, however this has started to change. Some ... Read more →

300+ complaints about doctors in 2014

Friday 5th June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The Medical Council received 308 complaints about doctors in 2014. The Medical Council is the regulatory body for doctors working in Ireland. It maintains the register of all doctors who are legally permitted to work here and sets the standards for medical education and training. It is also where m... Read more →

GP patients want appointment flexibility

Tuesday 14th October 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Eight in 10 GP patients would like to be able to attend their doctor outside of normal hours, while a similar number would like a surgery design that ensures privacy at the reception desk, a new study has found. A group of GPs in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon set out to explore what exactly patients w... Read more →

Burnout high among cancer doctors

Tuesday 7th October 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Some seven in 10 young cancer doctors in Europe show signs of burnout because of the demands of the job, a major new survey has revealed. This is the largest survey of its kind, involving almost 600 oncologists under the age of 40 working throughout Europe. It found that 71% were showing signs of b... Read more →

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