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# free-gp-care - 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 20,074 Views 22 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# free-gp-care - Saturday 12 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,085 Views 58 Comments

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

# free-gp-care - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards

Apr 12th 2018, 7:51 AM 10,296 Views 55 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he knew of the difficulties faced by carers in Ireland.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations
# Videodoc
# Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

Feb 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,401 Views 12 Comments

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

# free-gp-care - Friday 19 May, 2017

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'
# Not Enough Money
# Not Enough Money

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'

May 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,541 Views 78 Comments

Doctors are struggling with a jump in consultations and lack of resources.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Free GP care extended to more kids, but not everyone's happy about it
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Free GP care extended to more kids, but not everyone's happy about it

Oct 13th 2015, 7:48 PM 16,004 Views 23 Comments

The measure follows this year’s controversial introduction of free GP care for the under-6s.

# free-gp-care - Friday 31 July, 2015

Registration for over-70s free GP care begins today
# Expansion
# Expansion

Registration for over-70s free GP care begins today

Jul 31st 2015, 4:50 AM 11,488 Views 24 Comments

The announcement has been made by Health Minister Leo Varadkar.

# free-gp-care - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Here's how many kids have been signed up for free GP care so far
# Doctor Visit
# Doctor Visit

Here's how many kids have been signed up for free GP care so far

Jul 4th 2015, 1:00 PM 14,811 Views 31 Comments

The Minister for Health is happy with the progress so far.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

This eight-year-old's cancer fight has led to a big change for other children
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

This eight-year-old's cancer fight has led to a big change for other children

Jul 1st 2015, 8:04 AM 16,403 Views 39 Comments

Children and young adults under 18 will be automatically granted medical cards.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s
# Busy Phonelines
# Busy Phonelines

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s

Jun 24th 2015, 6:30 PM 16,507 Views 53 Comments

The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.

# free-gp-care - Monday 22 June, 2015

Leo tells GPs to "cop on" in heated exchange over under-sixes
# Gloves Are Off
# Gloves Are Off

Leo tells GPs to "cop on" in heated exchange over under-sixes

Jun 22nd 2015, 8:22 AM 18,029 Views 33 Comments

The minister was accused of stroke politics and he was having none of that.

# free-gp-care - Monday 15 June, 2015

Just under 1,500 GPs have signed up for under-sixes free GP care
# From Today
# From Today

Just under 1,500 GPs have signed up for under-sixes free GP care

Jun 15th 2015, 9:05 PM 31,383 Views 46 Comments

Parents are now able to sign their under-sixes up for free GP care

The website for under-sixes free GP care is down, but it is still possible to register
# Work Around
# Work Around

The website for under-sixes free GP care is down, but it is still possible to register

Jun 15th 2015, 11:35 AM 9,278 Views 13 Comments

The service has been experiencing a large volume of traffic this morning.

Poll: Will parents bring their under-sixes to the GP more now that it's free?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Will parents bring their under-sixes to the GP more now that it's free?

Jun 15th 2015, 9:15 AM 12,211 Views 58 Comments

Parents are able to sign-up for free GP care for under-sixes from today.

# free-gp-care - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Doctors are being urged to refuse to sign up to the free GP scheme
# DOctor Doctor Gimme The News
# DOctor Doctor Gimme The News

Doctors are being urged to refuse to sign up to the free GP scheme

Feb 8th 2015, 12:07 PM 17,294 Views 80 Comments

They say that the plan will not be in the best interests of patients.

# free-gp-care - Friday 14 November, 2014

Half of Ireland's GPs are working more than 50 hours per week
# Doctors
# Doctors

Half of Ireland's GPs are working more than 50 hours per week

Nov 14th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,973 Views 41 Comments

Doctors say their mental health has been affected by the pressure they’re now under.

# free-gp-care - Monday 11 August, 2014

So it turns out that 'free GP care' might not actually be free
# Nominal Fee
# Nominal Fee

So it turns out that 'free GP care' might not actually be free

Aug 11th 2014, 9:40 AM 18,568 Views 97 Comments

A modest charge could be applied but no final decision has been taken.

# free-gp-care - Thursday 17 July, 2014

The government says children under six will have free GP care later this year
# Pledge
# Pledge

The government says children under six will have free GP care later this year

Jul 17th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,273 Views 44 Comments

Legislation passed today includes an amendment to ban gagging orders on doctors that was put forward by Senator John Crown.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Here's the one thing Enda Kenny and Joan Burton have definitely agreed on...
# Priorities
# Priorities

Here's the one thing Enda Kenny and Joan Burton have definitely agreed on...

Jul 9th 2014, 8:05 PM 21,780 Views 38 Comments

Over 70s will be happy with this one.

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children
# Coalition Headache
# Coalition Headache

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children

Jul 9th 2014, 6:15 PM 11,146 Views 29 Comments

Senator John Crown’s amendment to free GP care legislation has been passed – against the government’s wishes.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Doctors call for 'Robin Hood' approach to medical card crisis
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

Doctors call for 'Robin Hood' approach to medical card crisis

May 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 9,279 Views 33 Comments

The NAGP want the government to divert money that’s ring-fenced for free under six care to discretionary medical cards.

# free-gp-care - Friday 25 April, 2014

Doctors' organisation says politics getting in way of patient treatment
# Doctors
# Doctors

Doctors' organisation says politics getting in way of patient treatment

Apr 25th 2014, 1:47 PM 7,187 Views 66 Comments

IMO President Dr Matthew Sadlier was also critical of the free GP care plan and Universal Health Insurance proposals.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Apr 16th 2014, 11:15 PM 16,254 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.

Go-ahead given to free GP care for under sixes
# Doctor Doctor
# Doctor Doctor

Go-ahead given to free GP care for under sixes

Apr 16th 2014, 1:30 PM 15,802 Views 71 Comments

The ICGP says that if Cabinet agrees to bring in free GP care, it will be a premature decision.

The government has so much work on right now it's having an extra Cabinet meeting today
# Hardworking
# Hardworking

The government has so much work on right now it's having an extra Cabinet meeting today

Apr 16th 2014, 7:25 AM 6,894 Views 38 Comments

Yes, seriously.

# free-gp-care - Thursday 3 April, 2014

White: I invited the IMO to talk about GP concerns - that hasn't happened
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

White: I invited the IMO to talk about GP concerns - that hasn't happened

Apr 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 4,178 Views 25 Comments

The IMO said it is studying the minister’s response to its concerns but criticised him for his refusal to negotiate fees with them.

# free-gp-care - Friday 21 March, 2014

It's not only nurses that have emigrated to find work. Guess how many GPs have?
# Across The Water
# Across The Water

It's not only nurses that have emigrated to find work. Guess how many GPs have?

Mar 21st 2014, 11:46 AM 15,243 Views 65 Comments

The IMO say that the last five years has seen seven years’ worth of Irish qualified GPs move to the UK.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

IMO wants "real negotiations" on free GP care
# Children
# Children

IMO wants "real negotiations" on free GP care

Feb 26th 2014, 6:52 PM 6,751 Views 73 Comments

Doctors held a ‘mass briefing’ for parliamentarians throughout today.

# free-gp-care - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Free under 6s GP care dubbed 'trojan horse' to change doctor conditions
# Sneaky
# Sneaky

Free under 6s GP care dubbed 'trojan horse' to change doctor conditions

Feb 1st 2014, 3:45 PM 11,117 Views 35 Comments

The IMO said a new draft contract for the initiative would mean a significantly increased workload for doctors and would require additional resources.

# free-gp-care - Friday 31 January, 2014

IMO accuses Government of pushing 'spin over substance' after meeting
# Head-to-head
# Head-to-head

IMO accuses Government of pushing 'spin over substance' after meeting

Jan 31st 2014, 4:36 PM 5,139 Views 13 Comments

The two sides were discussing plans for free GP care for children aged under six.

IMO remains "sceptical" about free child GP care and will tell the Government today
# Showdown
# Showdown

IMO remains "sceptical" about free child GP care and will tell the Government today

Jan 31st 2014, 7:32 AM 5,473 Views 43 Comments

The union say the plan is being implemented “by diktat”.

# free-gp-care - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Reilly: Everyone will have free GP care by 2016, IMO: There’s no hope of that
# Commitment
# Commitment

Reilly: Everyone will have free GP care by 2016, IMO: There’s no hope of that

Nov 2nd 2013, 3:07 PM 16,549 Views 107 Comments

Reilly also said that he will legislate in the new year to crackdown on private health insurance providers offering plans which exclude treatment at certain hospitals.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences, GPs warn
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences, GPs warn

Oct 16th 2013, 10:53 PM 9,279 Views 33 Comments

The doctors’ group is warning that measures like the downgrading of medical cards for 35,000 pensioners could cause problems down the line.

Reilly: €666 million adjustment "toughest challenge I've had to face yet"
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Reilly: €666 million adjustment "toughest challenge I've had to face yet"

Oct 16th 2013, 11:47 AM 3,336 Views 23 Comments

The Health Minister’s been tasked with overseeing a programme that will include €268 million in pay-related savings and €113 million from a ‘probity drive’ aimed at medical card holders.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'

Oct 15th 2013, 5:54 PM 5,085 Views 19 Comments

How €113 million will be saved in ‘medical card probity’ was a key issue at today’s health budget briefing.

Under 5s care "first step" towards free GP visits for all --- Howlin
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Under 5s care "first step" towards free GP visits for all --- Howlin

Oct 15th 2013, 3:48 PM 5,667 Views 25 Comments

The move, flagged in advance of today’s Budget, has been criticised by the GP representative group who say there was no consultation in advance.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Sinn Féin wants a third rate of tax, a betting tax and to abolish the property tax
# Pre-budget Submission
# Pre-budget Submission

Sinn Féin wants a third rate of tax, a betting tax and to abolish the property tax

Oct 8th 2013, 11:42 AM 9,134 Views 213 Comments

The party is advocating a total of €1 billion in expenditure savings and €1.4 billion in taxation measures to bring about a total deficit adjustment of around €2.45 billion.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Laws to extend free GP care and regulate sunbed use promised by government
# Legislative Agenda
# Legislative Agenda

Laws to extend free GP care and regulate sunbed use promised by government

Sep 18th 2013, 3:21 PM 2,732 Views 53 Comments

The government has published a list of bills it expects to publish between now and the end of the year.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aug 6th 2013, 10:33 PM 10,958 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the end of the Dublin Bus strike, the court ruling against Seán Quinn and family and a tragedy in Canada in which two children were killed by an escaped snake.

Health Ministers to bring free GP plans to Government
# Health
# Health

Health Ministers to bring free GP plans to Government

Aug 6th 2013, 4:18 PM 6,190 Views 30 Comments

Both Ministers for Health are working on plans to bring free GP care to Ireland, but have not decided on an age-range.

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