The accuracy of waiting list figures published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) has been called into question by a consultant who said the official figures were a “tenfold under-estimation” of the actual situation vis-a-vis his own specialty.
The Medical Council has issued guidelines to doctors for the prescribing of benzodiazepine medications. The document equates the use of benzodiazepines with opiates and warns doctors that any inappropriate prescribing will be negatively viewed by the council.
An accident and emergency hospital doctor who called a patient a “motherfucker” and struck him on the face and head has been suspended for three months, with conditions to be attached to his registration following the suspension.
The President of the High Court has welcomed a decision by the Medical Council to put in place a system to check the disciplinary records of doctors seeking to be allowed to work in Ireland.
A 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.
A number of former patients of a doctor who admitted working under the influence of opioids are to be informed shortly about a decision to allow him to continue to practice under a number of restrictions, the High Court heard.
A leading pro-life campaigner, who is also a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, is fearful that the right to conscientious objection to abortion, yet to be clarified by the Government, may not be allowed in the future
A doctor who provides courses in occupational health and sports injuries has been fined €5,000 and censured by the High Court over his failure to comply with requirements that he undergo continuing education.
A High Court judge has confirmed sanctions recommended by the Medical Council for an anaesthetist over “serious failures” in her care of a man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury during surgery.