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#GPs

# gps - 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 19,410 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”

# gps - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s
# Booster Programme
# Booster Programme

HSE says GPs can offer booster shots to over 16s

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:32 PM 36,156 Views 36 Comments

However, they have been told to continue to prioritise older and more vulnerable patients.

# gps - Sunday 11 April, 2021

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE confident of staffing levels for vaccine centres ahead of age-based rollout

Apr 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 23,017 Views 40 Comments

Some in government are concerned that bureaucracy will prevent short-notice additional hires that may be needed later on.

# gps - Thursday 4 March, 2021

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices
# Paul Reid
# Paul Reid

HSE thanks GPs for patience as it admits 'some issues' with vaccine delivery to practices

Mar 4th 2021, 7:21 PM 17,445 Views 39 Comments

54,691 vaccines were administered last week to over 85s in GP settings.

# gps - Monday 15 February, 2021

Vaccines will be rolled out to over 85s from today - here's how it'll work
# Covid19
# Covid19

Vaccines will be rolled out to over 85s from today - here's how it'll work

Feb 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,378 Views 71 Comments

GPs across the country will administer 12,000 doses of the vaccine this week.

# gps - Thursday 11 February, 2021

HSE boss 'quite shocked' to hear of GP refusing to give Covid vaccine
# Objections
# Objections

HSE boss 'quite shocked' to hear of GP refusing to give Covid vaccine

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 8:22 PM 100,659 Views 117 Comments

A GP told Liveline today that he does not refer his patients for Covid tests and will not be administering vaccines.

# gps - Saturday 6 February, 2021

GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

GPs say they are ready to vaccinate over 85s as first doses set to arrive on Monday week

Updated Feb 6th 2021, 8:19 AM 47,318 Views 74 Comments

The vast majority of people over 70 will receive their vaccine at a GP surgery.

# gps - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham
# Column
From The42
# Column

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham

Jan 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 2,455 Views 2 Comments

Our columnist makes a case for embracing GPS technology in horse racing, and looks ahead to the March festival.

# gps - Monday 4 January, 2021

GP: 'We're seeing lots of family groups and everybody is infected in the house'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GP: 'We're seeing lots of family groups and everybody is infected in the house'

Jan 4th 2021, 4:13 PM 103,197 Views 29 Comments

Covid-19 testing criteria for close contacts changed last week.

# gps - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

GPs 'inundated' with calls from close contacts of Covid-19 cases due to HSE backlog issue
# Covid19
# Covid19

GPs 'inundated' with calls from close contacts of Covid-19 cases due to HSE backlog issue

Oct 21st 2020, 5:36 PM 27,934 Views 24 Comments

More than 2,000 people are being expected to do their own contact tracing this week.

# gps - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier
# Supplies
# Supplies

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier

Oct 15th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,407 Views 20 Comments

Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.

# gps - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week
# Covid19
# Covid19

Warning that Republic will follow North's Covid-19 trend without 'radical' change in behaviours this week

Oct 14th 2020, 9:29 AM 31,505 Views 92 Comments

Dr Mary Favier said the health service here faces a greater challenge due to resourcing deficiencies.

# gps - Thursday 10 September, 2020

'Right decision': HSE boss says suspension of meat plant testing was necessary to deal with surge in demand elsewhere
# Serial Testing
# Serial Testing

'Right decision': HSE boss says suspension of meat plant testing was necessary to deal with surge in demand elsewhere

Sep 10th 2020, 12:45 PM 16,872 Views 27 Comments

The serial testing has been suspended in order to meet the surge in demand for community testing.

# gps - 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.

# gps - Monday 11 May, 2020

Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions
# Testing
# Testing

Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions

May 11th 2020, 10:39 AM 18,333 Views 35 Comments

Mary Favier of the ICGP pointed out that the later results are confirmed the less valuable they are in terms of stopping the disease.

# gps - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system

May 6th 2020, 9:23 AM 12,151 Views 12 Comments

The testing criteria for Covid-19 has been widened.

# gps - Monday 4 May, 2020

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses

May 4th 2020, 8:30 AM 32,347 Views 47 Comments

If you have a chest pain or a lump on your breast, call your GP for a phone consultation.

# gps - Friday 1 May, 2020

'Ireland hasn't got the basics right yet': How is Covid-19 testing going for GPs?
# The Healthcare Canary
# The Healthcare Canary

'Ireland hasn't got the basics right yet': How is Covid-19 testing going for GPs?

May 1st 2020, 12:05 AM 23,070 Views 24 Comments

“If we don’t have it for [this] level, we don’t have it for a surge,” one GP said.

# gps - Thursday 30 April, 2020

'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability'
# Irish Abroad
From The42
# Irish Abroad

'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability'

Apr 30th 2020, 8:05 PM 19,605 Views 4 Comments

Irishman Owen Tarrant has worked with the Chiefs in New Zealand and is now with the Kobelco Steelers in Japan.

# gps - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Increased testing must not lead to 'unacceptable' waiting times, warn GPs
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Increased testing must not lead to 'unacceptable' waiting times, warn GPs

Apr 26th 2020, 9:50 PM 20,160 Views 28 Comments

The Irish College of General Practioners broadly welcomed plans to increase testing.

# gps - 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.

# gps - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

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 18 Comments

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

# gps - Monday 16 March, 2020

Online system for arranging coronavirus tests crashes on first day before being replaced
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Online system for arranging coronavirus tests crashes on first day before being replaced

Updated Mar 16th 2020, 4:30 PM 61,876 Views 30 Comments

The public are urged to contact their GP to seek a test only if they have symptoms.

# gps - Saturday 14 March, 2020

HSE working to 'ensure sufficient testing facilities' in place by Monday for Covid-19 following 'high demand'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE working to 'ensure sufficient testing facilities' in place by Monday for Covid-19 following 'high demand'

Mar 14th 2020, 3:30 PM 40,675 Views 21 Comments

GP Out of Hours and HSE helplines cannot arrange for testing of patients with flu-like symptoms.

# gps - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted
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# Nadine Dorries

UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 10:45 PM 41,322 Views 26 Comments

Nadine Dorries said that as soon as she was informed she took all the advised precautions and has been self-isolating at home.

# gps - 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 20,621 Views 22 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# gps - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'GPs see a lot of coughs at this time of year': HSE warns people off antibiotics to treat coughs
# Coughs And Sneezes
# Coughs And Sneezes

'GPs see a lot of coughs at this time of year': HSE warns people off antibiotics to treat coughs

Jan 2nd 2020, 3:31 PM 24,213 Views 29 Comments

The HSE is reminding people that most coughs should not be treated with antibiotics.

# gps - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

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

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

Updated Feb 6th 2019, 2:25 PM 43,191 Views 120 Comments

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

# gps - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services
# Termination
# Termination

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services

Dec 19th 2018, 5:00 PM 10,771 Views 54 Comments

Services are expected to begin from 1 January.

# gps - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law
# ICGP
# ICGP

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law

Dec 2nd 2018, 8:15 AM 8,357 Views 34 Comments

It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.

# gps - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services
# Survey
# Survey

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 PM 15,793 Views 49 Comments

Legislation on the provision of abortion has been debated by the Oireachtas health committee this week.

# gps - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'It's too easy to use trucks in attacks': Irish team aiming to prevent vehicles being used by terrorists
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# Daimler Ag

'It's too easy to use trucks in attacks': Irish team aiming to prevent vehicles being used by terrorists

Aug 30th 2018, 6:20 AM 25,320 Views 51 Comments

Researchers from WIT are among those working on an EU-funded project to help find uses for Europe’s new GPS system.

# gps - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Google records people's movements even when told not to
# Location History
# Location History

Google records people's movements even when told not to

Aug 14th 2018, 3:01 PM 22,096 Views 43 Comments

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

# gps - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019
# Cancer
# Cancer

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

Aug 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 20,836 Views 86 Comments

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

# gps - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs
# Abortion
# Abortion

'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs

Jun 16th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,151 Views 30 Comments

Doctors in NZ who conscientiously object to abortion must inform patients that services are available elsewhere.

# gps - 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.

# gps - Monday 11 June, 2018

Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion'
# Abortion Services
# Abortion Services

Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion'

Jun 11th 2018, 7:44 AM 26,285 Views 108 Comments

The NAGP has insisted onward referral of a patient should not be compulsory.

# gps - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Young woman drowns in Prague while playing global GPS-based treasure hunt
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# GPs

Young woman drowns in Prague while playing global GPS-based treasure hunt

Jun 10th 2018, 1:30 PM 45,197 Views 23 Comments

he identity of the 27-year-old victim has not yet been confirmed by the coroner.

# gps - Saturday 9 June, 2018

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

Updated Jun 9th 2018, 4:22 PM 24,953 Views 84 Comments

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

# gps - Sunday 27 May, 2018

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
# Abortion Pills
# Abortion Pills

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

May 27th 2018, 5:00 PM 26,712 Views 100 Comments

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

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