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Further GP trainee recruitment is unlikely

By sa | Apr 21, 2017 |

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.

IMO President expresses major concerns over work of Oireachtas Committee on Future of Healthcare

By sa | Apr 21, 2017 |

Dr John Duddy, outgoing President of the IMO, has expressed major concerns over the work of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare.

NAGP ‘receives assurances’ on GP contract

By sa | Apr 6, 2017 |

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.

CFI concerned about status of Orkambi/Kalydeco talks

By sa | Mar 29, 2017 |

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.

Organ donor registry proposed by Kidney Association

By sa | Mar 28, 2017 |

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.

Dublin ambulance service has “significant shortcomings” finds HIQA

By sa | Mar 24, 2017 |

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.

IMO critical of Harris consultant proposal

By sa | Mar 22, 2017 |

The IMO has criticised comments made by the Minister for Health at the Future of Healthcare Committee about consultants.

‘Red Eye’ subvention should be equal and paid directly to GP- IMO

By sa | Mar 15, 2017 |

The IMO has called for the “red eye” subvention to be “equal across the state and should be paid directly to the GP.”

European GPs launch ‘The Dublin Declaration’

By sa | Mar 9, 2017 |

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.

NAGP calls for commitment to end compulsory OOH

By sa | Mar 9, 2017 |

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.

Call for “full review” of HSE management structures

By sa | Mar 7, 2017 |

Senator Colm Burke, Fine Gael Spokesperson on Health in the Seanad, has called for a “full review” of HSE management structures.

No hospital has changed parking policy for cancer patients

By sa | Mar 7, 2017 |

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.

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