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#Doctors

# doctors - Friday 4 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# doctors - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

RTÉ’s restructuring plan, the boil water notice and the Trump impeachment probe made the headlines today.

# doctors - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

# doctors - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Hospital consultants vote no confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris

The vote was unanimously passed by the council of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association.

# doctors - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'

About one million patients in Ireland are on waiting lists to see a consultant.

# doctors - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Irish doctors monitoring US warnings about e-cigs after lung disease outbreak

Several teenagers have been placed in medically induced comas.

# doctors - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Poor working conditions 'having a negative effect on doctors' ability to communicate with patients'

One in five complaints made to the Medical Council related to communications issues.

# doctors - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

# doctors - Monday 26 August, 2019

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds

A new report says all new consultants should move to a contract that will end private clinics in public hospitals.

# doctors - Monday 8 July, 2019

Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average

Benzodiazepine medicine use in women over 65 years is 40% higher than in men, finds a new report.

# doctors - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

# doctors - Monday 20 May, 2019

Doctors begin switching off life support in hugely controversial French case

The man’s parents have repeatedly launched court action to keep him alive — in defiance of his wife and five siblings who are in favour of his right to die.

# doctors - Thursday 18 April, 2019

UHL doctors write open letter outlining challenges they face treating patients

The letter was signed off by five doctors and addressed to ‘the people of the Mid West’.

# doctors - Friday 22 March, 2019

Consultants at Cork and Galway hospitals failed to provide evidence of tax compliance

Sipo investigated the doctors after they missed a deadline by which they had to reply.

# doctors - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'Think of us as you tuck into your turkey': Letters reveal nurses' fury at Varadkar over annual leave comments

Strikes planned for this week were suspended after Labour Court intervention yesterday evening.

# doctors - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract

The NAGP says 700 GPs are set to retire over the next five years.

# doctors - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together' Doctors And Nurses This post contains videos

'No one would choose to work on Christmas Day, but we're all in it together'

Doctors, nurses, midwives and others will be working across the country today and throughout the week.

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