Health Minister under pressure to audit 'rogue' doctors amid risks to patients

Headline Health Minister under pressure to audit 'rogue' doctors amid risks to patients

Junior doctor employed by maternity hospital got generous marks for 'medical skills' despite having never treated a patient

A medic who was employed as a junior doctor in a busy maternity hospital received generous marks of 55 out of 100 for clinical medical and diagnostic skills at his job interview - despi

How did the HSE hire a doctor who did not know the basics?

Extraordinary case highlighted by Judge Peter Kelly is far from an unusual occurrence

Harris taking doctor recruitment concerns 'seriously'

Simon Harris has said he is treating very seriously concerns raised about the standard of recruitment in the health service, after a junior doctor was employed in a maternity hospital despite lacking basic medical competency.

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.