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Maternity and Infant Care Scheme under threat

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Oct 4, 2021 |

A HSE decision to withhold payments to GPs poses a serious threat to the delivery of antenatal care. The history…

A Grimm Tale for the times we live in

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Aug 20, 2021 |

Here is a story about a king, a queen, a beautiful garden, and an evil virus Once upon a time,…

Challenging formula companies

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Aug 6, 2021 |

For too many years, formula companies formed strong alliances with healthcare professionals and institutions May marked the 40th anniversary of…

Embracing the change

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Jun 18, 2021 |

Recent discussions on the effects of the menopause have thankfully brought the issue more into the open It started with…

Teaching new dogs old tricks

By Dr Lucia Gannon | May 14, 2021 |

Leaving my GP training scheme role has prompted me to reflect on education in general practice “Education is an admirable…

The age of anxieties

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Apr 15, 2021 |

Making patients aware of the possibility that an ‘intolerance of uncertainty’ is contributing to their ruminations and anxieties can be…

The wonder and promise of vaccines

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Mar 3, 2021 |

Vaccination will not end our fears, but it does bring a reason to believe in miracles Last week, GPs witnessed…

A recognition that we are not going through this alone

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Jan 25, 2021 |

The experience of the pandemic for many of us is something close to grief I said that I didn’t think…

Christmas past, present, and future

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Dec 3, 2020 |

A seasonal consultation for the strange times we live in Esther looked sad as she settled herself at her kitchen…

The art of vaccination persuasion

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Oct 22, 2020 |

Many anti-vaxxers are not set in their beliefs and are open to having their minds changed “Iam the second to…

Taking a breath from the heart

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Sep 21, 2020 |

Learning to re-set our physiology when we become aware of depleting emotions is a powerful life-enhancing skill Since March of…

Lessons from a full house

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Aug 5, 2020 |

Here are 24 things I learned from my adult children during the lockdown On Friday, 27 March, the day that…

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