No further attempts will be made to recruit applicants to the 2017 GP training schemes after it emerged that 10 unfilled positions remained after three rounds of offers, the Medical Independent (MI) understands.
Dr John Duddy, outgoing President of the IMO, has expressed major concerns over the work of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare.
A delegation from the NAGP met with Minister for Health Simon Harris and officials from the Department of Health in Leinster House yesterday. At the meeting, the NAGP says it was given a “firm commitment and assurances” from both the Minister and officials that a new GP contract would be created.
Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI) has expressed concern that, according to a recent statement by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, there has been no contact between the HSE and Vertex in recent weeks, despite repeated public assurances by the Minister for Health Simon Harris, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny, that a deal on important new drug therapies is imminent.
The Irish Kidney Association (IKA) is proposing an organ donor registry in line with the new HSE Consent Policy. The proposal was made at the launch today of Organ Donor Awareness Week, which runs from 1-8 April.
A HIQA review has found a “high level of risk” associated with a lack of collective ambulance capacity and arrangements for call handling and dispatch in Dublin.
The IMO has criticised comments made by the Minister for Health at the Future of Healthcare Committee about consultants.
The IMO has called for the “red eye” subvention to be “equal across the state and should be paid directly to the GP.”
A Dublin conference of GPs from 30 European countries has agreed a call for action to improve safety in healthcare and to fight for adequate resources in general practice.
The current GP contract negotiations should “commit clearly” at an early stage to the removal of compulsory out-of-hours (OOH) working for GPs, according to the NAGP.
Senator Colm Burke, Fine Gael Spokesperson on Health in the Seanad, has called for a “full review” of HSE management structures.
Despite a petition of over 3,000 signatures and a national campaign in December, no hospital in Ireland has changed its parking pricing policy for cancer patients, according to the Irish Cancer Society.