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Dr Lucia Gannon

Remembrance of times past

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Dec 17, 2021 |

Brushing my hand against the intricate embroidery of a tablecloth, purchased years ago, brought back a flood of memories But…

Too much of a good thing?

By Dr Lucia Gannon | Nov 5, 2021 |

During the current crisis, online education has been invaluable, but it has also brought extra pressures Last Tuesday evening, I…

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…

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