It might come as a surprise to readers that doctors are legally obliged to keep up their knowledge and skills every year by spending many hours in training outside of work. The Irish Medical Committee carefully polices this education and woe betide the doctor who falls short with his monitored […]

My wife, Anne, has followed the wide coverage recently of the debate around HRT. She has criticised me, as a GP, for the fact that only 10 per cent of women are taking HRT! In my, and every male doctor’s defence, I plead that we leave these matters to the […]

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