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#Doctors

# doctors - Monday 8 August, 2022

Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Doctors 'struggling to get paid' due to payroll issues in hospital changeover, IMO says

Aug 8th 2022, 10:13 AM 17,719 Views 28 Comments

Non-consultant hospital doctors regularly move hospitals and must join a new payroll system each time.

# doctors - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

'The belief that being a doctor is a vocation and all else must be sacrificed… that mentality is waning'

May 24th 2022, 8:00 PM 19,835 Views 11 Comments

Non-consultant hospital doctors are currently balloting on whether to take industrial action over their working conditions.

# doctors - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'

Updated May 17th 2022, 3:44 PM 39,647 Views 101 Comments
  • The plan was approved by Cabinet this morning and described by Minister Stephen Donnelly as 'a milestone'.
  • Members of the Oireachtas Health Committee had asked for a further delay in Cabinet approval, saying more consultation was required.
  • One member, Róisín Shortall of the SocDems, called the last two weeks of debate "a sham and a charade".

# doctors - Monday 16 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

May 16th 2022, 10:45 PM 22,456 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

# doctors - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

The 'workhorses' of the health service: How Ireland's GPs are under increasing pressure right now
# No Doctors In The House
# No Doctors In The House

The 'workhorses' of the health service: How Ireland's GPs are under increasing pressure right now

May 11th 2022, 9:00 PM 19,403 Views 7 Comments

“I have seen the ups and downs of general practice. I have seen it when it was sneered at, when it was dismissed”

# doctors - Monday 11 April, 2022

IMO's non-consultant hospital doctors to ballot for industrial action
# Doctors
# Doctors

IMO's non-consultant hospital doctors to ballot for industrial action

Apr 11th 2022, 9:23 PM 12,070 Views 8 Comments

A survey published today shows that 96% of NCHDs have been required to work over 48 hours a week.

# doctors - Monday 31 January, 2022

44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018
# Emigration
# Emigration

44% increase in the number of Irish doctors emigrating to Australia since 2018

Jan 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 38,520 Views 62 Comments
  • Young doctors are leaving Ireland for Australia for a better work-life balance, better training opportunities, and a better working environment.
  • There were 391 visa applications granted to Irish doctors last year - an increase of 59 visas, despite pandemic travel restrictions in place.
  • Australia's retention policies for healthcare workers has been praised as something Ireland can learn from.

# doctors - Sunday 30 January, 2022

Women in medicine: 'The system is still designed to suit people with no attachments or responsibilities'
# Women In Medicine
# Women In Medicine

Women in medicine: 'The system is still designed to suit people with no attachments or responsibilities'

Jan 30th 2022, 7:00 PM 26,580 Views 27 Comments

Women make up a majority of undergraduate medical students, but almost two-thirds of hospital consultants are male.

# doctors - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Non-EU doctors in Ireland now being considered for specialist training on equal footing as EU applicants
# Consultants
# Consultants

Non-EU doctors in Ireland now being considered for specialist training on equal footing as EU applicants

Nov 16th 2021, 1:18 PM 18,979 Views 18 Comments

Previously these healthcare professionals had been considered only after EU doctors were.

# doctors - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Non-EU doctors in Ireland to get more access to specialist training after pandemic campaign
# Healthcare System
# Healthcare System

Non-EU doctors in Ireland to get more access to specialist training after pandemic campaign

Sep 26th 2021, 12:15 PM 20,310 Views 23 Comments

The move has been hailed as “a very important achievement”.

# doctors - Monday 14 June, 2021

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract
# Contract
# Contract

Doctors displeased with some 'alarming' terms in draft Sláintecare consultant contract

Jun 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 35,612 Views 47 Comments
  • A Sláintecare public hospital consultant contract was firmed up on 31 May.
  • Doctors have criticised some of the terms in the draft contract.
  • The Irish Hospital Consultants Association is seeking "urgent" negotiations, writes Orla Dwyer.

# doctors - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Three in four consultants in Irish hospitals report burnout from Covid-19, study finds
# Consultants
# Consultants

Three in four consultants in Irish hospitals report burnout from Covid-19, study finds

Mar 14th 2021, 1:28 PM 18,790 Views 34 Comments

One quarter had reported that either they or colleagues had experienced “long-Covid” after being infected.

# doctors - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute
# Strike Action
# Strike Action

Public health doctors accept invitation for talks with Department of Health over ongoing dispute

Jan 20th 2021, 9:15 PM 8,337 Views 3 Comments

In a ballot in November, 94% of IMO’s public health doctors voted in favour of strike action.

# doctors - Monday 30 November, 2020

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
# IMO
# IMO

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,396 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

# doctors - Saturday 14 November, 2020

'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training
# Consultants Shortage
# Consultants Shortage

'I'm at the bottom of the list': Non-EU doctors in Ireland still face barriers in accessing specialist training

Nov 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 38,658 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Medical Council said that it hoped recent changes in law would prompt more doctors to stay in Ireland to pursue specialist training here.

# doctors - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'Significant concerns' about mental health impact of Covid-19 on practitioners, non-profit says
# Doctors
# Doctors

'Significant concerns' about mental health impact of Covid-19 on practitioners, non-profit says

Nov 11th 2020, 6:30 AM 8,975 Views 1 Comment

The Practitioner Health Matters Programme today released its annual report for 2019.

# doctors - Friday 4 September, 2020

Out-of-hours GP service for Kildare and West Wicklow no longer charging for Covid-19 consultations
# Kdoc
# Kdoc

Out-of-hours GP service for Kildare and West Wicklow no longer charging for Covid-19 consultations

Sep 4th 2020, 6:30 AM 17,097 Views 11 Comments

KDoc had been continuing to charge people for Covid-19 consultations up until last week.

# doctors - Monday 31 August, 2020

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen
# Doctors
# Doctors

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen

Aug 31st 2020, 12:38 PM 25,400 Views 35 Comments

Concerns have been raised by GPs about major difficulties in accessing hospital services.

# doctors - Friday 24 July, 2020

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Jul 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,670 Views 1 Comment

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

# doctors - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hospital doctor: Frontline workers have given their all - a second surge would be devastating

Jul 14th 2020, 7:38 AM 53,983 Views 30 Comments

Dr Rachel McNamara describes her experience of working on the frontline in the past few months. She says it’s hard not to view the easing of restrictions with anything but trepidation.

# doctors - Friday 10 July, 2020

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Over 584,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

Jul 10th 2020, 9:14 PM 9,717 Views 26 Comments

The public health service has come under pressure in recent months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# doctors - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told
# FRONTLINE WORKERS
# FRONTLINE WORKERS

'An absolute scandal': Ireland has the highest Covid infection rate for healthcare workers in the world, committee told

Updated Jun 23rd 2020, 10:10 PM 145,371 Views 175 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar this evening suggested that the figures provided by the INMO were wrong.

# doctors - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

'Cocooning by voluntary informed consent or enforced expectation? Time to rethink our treatment of over 70s'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Cocooning by voluntary informed consent or enforced expectation? Time to rethink our treatment of over 70s'

Apr 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 55,485 Views 91 Comments

Consultant geriatrician Rónán Collins understands the reasons for cocooning but says enough is enough.

# doctors - Monday 20 April, 2020

Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government's delayed childcare plan for health workers needs approval by health experts

Apr 20th 2020, 4:29 PM 14,324 Views 9 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency team will discuss the plan tomorrow, says the Taoiseach.

# doctors - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Tracked: How HSE advice to healthcare workers has shifted during the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 12th 2020, 12:05 AM 57,239 Views 37 Comments

From pregnancy to isolation, advice to staff has changed significantly since January.

# doctors - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff
# Cavan
# Cavan

Doctors to be sent to 'cover gaps' at Cavan General Hospital after Covid-19 outbreak among staff

Apr 9th 2020, 3:22 PM 34,519 Views 43 Comments

It was reported today that two wards in the hospital were closed following an outbreak of infection.

# doctors - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak
# Covid19
# Covid19

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak

Mar 29th 2020, 5:17 PM 31,625 Views 22 Comments

The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.

# doctors - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Council to implement identification system for healthcare worker vehicles to prevent clamping

Updated Mar 18th 2020, 5:39 PM 35,440 Views 49 Comments

There have been a number of reports in recent days of healthcare workers at hospitals having their cars clamped while they were working overtime.

GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms
# Doctors
# Doctors

GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms

Mar 18th 2020, 7:50 AM 16,975 Views 17 Comments

There are now a total of 292 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

# doctors - Friday 13 March, 2020

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

Mar 13th 2020, 9:31 PM 18,279 Views 33 Comments

The figures come at a time when the coronavirus is putting pressure on the public health system.

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Finance minister says 'work is underway' to address childcare challenge faced by healthcare workers

Mar 13th 2020, 3:35 PM 19,957 Views 31 Comments

Paschal Donohue said work is underway in relation to the issue following representations from workers unions in the last 24 hours.

# doctors - Monday 9 March, 2020

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland
# Retention Crisis
# Retention Crisis

'Since I got the letter, it's just silence': Citizenship delays now a 'disincentive' for doctors to stay in Ireland

Mar 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 63,734 Views 30 Comments

One doctor described the stress of applying for citizenship and work permits, and the toll it has taken on his personal life.

# doctors - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?
# General Practice
# General Practice

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Jan 21st 2020, 6:40 AM 20,618 Views 22 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# doctors - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away
# Voices
# Voices

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

Jan 2nd 2020, 9:00 PM 55,917 Views 79 Comments

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health
# Letters To Harris
# Letters To Harris

'Second class citizens': Harris warned of the impact endometriosis is having on women's health

Jan 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 27,663 Views 21 Comments

More than a dozen women told Harris of the devastating impact the condition has had on their lives.

# doctors - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve
# Waiting
# Waiting

More than 200 patients waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals on Christmas Eve

Dec 24th 2019, 1:56 PM 23,911 Views 42 Comments

The number is down from the more than 400 who were waiting for a bed yesterday morning.

# doctors - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

HSE consultants will be offered €250k wage if they focus 100% on public work and drop private practice
# Health Service Reform
# Health Service Reform

HSE consultants will be offered €250k wage if they focus 100% on public work and drop private practice

Dec 18th 2019, 6:40 PM 27,324 Views 52 Comments

The new contract for consultant doctors offers increased pay levels of up to €222,460, rising further to €252,150 by July 2022.

# doctors - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action

Dec 17th 2019, 9:04 PM 12,528 Views 31 Comments

The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.

# doctors - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard

Updated Nov 27th 2019, 9:06 PM 26,162 Views 79 Comments

A recent report recommends that free contraception rollout should target young women first.

# doctors - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients
# Medical Negligence
# Medical Negligence

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Nov 10th 2019, 9:52 AM 14,142 Views 5 Comments

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

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