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#general practice

# general-practice - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Over 1,600 GPs need to be hired before 2028 as concern grows over shortage
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Over 1,600 GPs need to be hired before 2028 as concern grows over shortage

Jan 26th 2022, 11:59 AM 6,843 Views 15 Comments

There are currently an average of 0.69 GPs per 1,000 population, when it should be between 1.02 and 1.1.

# general-practice - Thursday 16 December, 2021

GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause
# Booster Rollout
# Booster Rollout

GP: When a super-spreadable virus meets a super-spreader event like Christmas we need to pause

Updated Dec 16th 2021, 10:00 AM 36,472 Views 35 Comments

Our GP details how the booster programme is set to work via GP practices and advises readers to step up and get the shots.

# general-practice - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Notes from a GP: Covid cases in millennials are now showing in their grandparents
# Opinion
# Opinion

Notes from a GP: Covid cases in millennials are now showing in their grandparents

Oct 8th 2020, 7:30 AM 40,562 Views 18 Comments

Our GP argues that while it’s understandable the government didn’t want to rush to Level 5 this week, the numbers now mean this is inevitable.

# general-practice - Monday 18 May, 2020

Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms

May 18th 2020, 8:41 AM 24,752 Views 13 Comments

The move has been welcomed as Ireland starts to slowly ease restrictions.

# general-practice - 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 20,628 Views 22 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# general-practice - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?

Jun 13th 2018, 9:55 AM 70,228 Views 252 Comments

85% of the country’s GPs do not believe that abortion should be part of routine general practice, according to the NAGP.

# general-practice - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services?

Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services?

Apr 8th 2018, 10:18 AM 32,683 Views 226 Comments

The annual meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation has heard that many general practices are struggling to survive.

# general-practice - 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 10,568 Views 78 Comments

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

# general-practice - Sunday 25 January, 2015

GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we're rushed off our feet?
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we're rushed off our feet?

Jan 25th 2015, 9:00 AM 8,406 Views 31 Comments

Many cases of depression can be managed in a GPs office, but they need to be able to spend time with the patients, on doctor said.

# general-practice - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already

Jan 7th 2015, 6:30 AM 5,373 Views 14 Comments

Comments from GPs come after it emerged there are record numbers of people waiting on trollies in hospitals around the country.

# general-practice - Thursday 10 April, 2014

GPs in "absolute crisis" - and it could take generations to recover
# Health System
# Health System

GPs in "absolute crisis" - and it could take generations to recover

Apr 10th 2014, 2:36 PM 14,125 Views 78 Comments

One group said that they could cut back on pro bono work if the situation continues.

# general-practice - Friday 8 November, 2013

GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on 'brink of collapse'
# General Practice
# General Practice

GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on 'brink of collapse'

Nov 8th 2013, 12:01 PM 6,155 Views 35 Comments

The IMO wants a five-fold jump in the portion of the health budget spent on General Practice.

# general-practice - Thursday 10 January, 2013

General Practice in Ireland at "breaking point", says IMO
# Health
# Health

General Practice in Ireland at "breaking point", says IMO

Jan 10th 2013, 10:35 AM 7,446 Views 36 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation said that budget cuts ‘could end the capacity to introduce universal GP care’.