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Chronic disease package part of new GP contract talks

By Niamh Cahill | Mar 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Talks on a new GP contract between IMO and health officials could see the delivery of optional chronic disease management…

Cancer Trials Ireland raises funding concerns at Health Committee

By Medical Independent | Mar 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cancer Trials Ireland has highlighted that due to funding cuts of €750,000 per year it has not been able to…

Urgent screening resources to combat CPE superbugs awaited

By Catherine Reilly | Mar 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Further screening resources required immediately to help combat carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) have not yet been provided by the Department of…

IMO statement on GP contract negotiation questioned by NAGP

By sa | Feb 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

NAGP Council member Dr Brid Walsh has called into question the statement by the IMO about progress in GP contract negotiations, which was released before the Association’s national protest in Dublin today.

Staffing review at HSE Cross-Border Directive office as demand soars

By sa | Feb 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

The cost of reimbursements under the EU Cross-Border Directive (CBD) almost tripled last year, as close to €12 million was paid out in patient care reimbursements, HSE figures reveal.

GPs criticise lack of communication on expired smear tests

By sa | Feb 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

GPs have criticised the HSE and Government following the latest development in the CervicalCheck controversy in which cervical smear samples did not undergo secondary HPV testing within the recommended timeframe.

Over 100 new-entrant consultants lodge WRC complaints

By sa | Feb 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Over 100 individual complaints from new-entrant consultants against the Department of Health over “pay discrimination” have been lodged, the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has told this newspaper.

NAGP votes to accept new changes to illness benefit forms

By sa | Jan 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

NAGP members have voted by a slim margin to accept the proposed fee for using new Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) illness benefit forms (MED1).

GPs feel ‘ineffective’ managing problem alcohol use

By sa | Jan 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Almost half of Irish GPs feel they are ineffective in helping patients to reduce alcohol consumption, according to the results of a newly published survey.

Failure in consultant recruitment ‘directly impacting’ patient care – IMO President

By sa | Jan 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Failures in consultant recruitment are directly impacting patients, IMO President Dr Peadar Gilligan has warned.

GP protest may cause “significant disruption” to service

By sa | Jan 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The NAGP is supporting a “mass protest” of GPs outside Dáil Éireann on Wednesday 6 February.

HSE board members appointed on administrative basis

By sa | Jan 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Minister for Health Simon Harris has today announced eight new appointees to the board of the HSE.

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