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    ruman ruman is offline

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    Is the Chief Medical Officers Position Tenable

    So the Irish Times last week revealed how the DOH falsely claimed the Madden Report recommended a voluntary disclosure policy after lobbying by unamed vested interest groups.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/l...tter-1.3484490

    Since then we have learnt that the same individual has known about the HSE "pause letters" policy since 2016 but failed to inform Minister Simon Harris.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...gn=news_digest


    Can he continue and more importantly can Minister Harris hope to reform our Health Service with this individual in such a Senior position ?
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    CervicalCheck: Ministers ‘not informed of delays in telling women’

    No Ministers were informed about delays in telling women the results of cervical cancer screening audits, the Department of Health chief medical officer has said.

    Dr Tony Holohan also told the Oireachtas health committee that the decision not to escalate the issue further up the line was “reasonable and fair”.
    Well .. thats Leo et al all off the hook then??
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruman View Post
    So the Irish Times last week revealed how the DOH falsely claimed the Madden Report recommended a voluntary disclosure policy after lobbying by unamed vested interest groups.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/l...tter-1.3484490

    Since then we have learnt that the same individual has known about the HSE "pause letters" policy since 2016 but failed to inform Minister Simon Harris.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...gn=news_digest


    Can he continue and more importantly can Minister Harris hope to reform our Health Service with this individual in such a Senior position ?
    No, he should step down immediately.
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    I cannot get my head around their thinking here, how could they have thought that a voluntary disclosure policy would be better for patients? Is that not obviously just about avoiding it being a legal requirement to get medics off the hook.
    How come they managed to persuade our eminent politicians not to make it a legal requirement? What possible justification is there for that decision?
    It seems we need a cull of the DoJ and DoH/HSE, how long before we find similar screwed up thinking in other Depts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robut View Post
    CervicalCheck: Ministers ‘not informed of delays in telling women



    Well .. thats Leo et al all off the hook then??
    I have more than a vague idea of how the Public service works, and in my opinion, the only way this would not have been brought to the attention of people at the highest level is if there was a specifical instruction not to.
    By people at very very high levels.
    But it is most unlikely that an instruction of this sort would have been put in writing.
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    Currently in front of the Health committee.

    https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/cr3-live/
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    As if we are going to believe holahan. His word is in the mire at this stage.
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    Harris is another Cowen. A Cowen with a better suit, and a posher accent.
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    And the doomsters of p.ie want more and more money thrown at the HSE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer View Post
    And the doomsters of p.ie want more and more money thrown at the HSE.
    Or accountability ?

    You happy with FG health policy ?
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