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How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?
# Medical Abortion
# Medical Abortion

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?

Apr 15th 2018, 10:00 PM 38,726 Views 78 Comments

“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”

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 32,690 Views 226 Comments

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

Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests
# Free Healthcare
# Free Healthcare

Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests

Mar 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 25,046 Views 53 Comments

Last month Health Minister Simon Harris said the HSE would arrange for refunds if a patient had been incorrectly charged.

'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests
# Free Healthcare
# Free Healthcare

'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests

Mar 11th 2018, 6:30 PM 108,896 Views 174 Comments

The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services
# Unwanted Pregnancy
# Unwanted Pregnancy

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services

Feb 5th 2018, 10:52 PM 22,503 Views 91 Comments

The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough
# Warning
# Warning

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

Nov 27th 2017, 3:26 PM 21,889 Views 15 Comments

The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients
# HSE
# HSE

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

Nov 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,486 Views 27 Comments

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

GPs say they're not to blame for overcrowded hospitals
# Critical
# Critical

GPs say they're not to blame for overcrowded hospitals

Jan 6th 2017, 10:12 AM 17,354 Views 113 Comments

There have been some suggestion that local practices referring cases to Emergency Departments is making the problem worse.

Team kit stolen from Irish doctors days before Medical World Cup
# Theft
# Theft

Team kit stolen from Irish doctors days before Medical World Cup

Jun 30th 2016, 9:49 AM 18,928 Views 19 Comments

The team say they will go out there and represent Ireland with passion – even if they have to do it in their white coats.

This woman followed her car's GPS straight into a lake
# Don't Follow Me I'm Lost
From The Daily Edge
# Don't Follow Me I'm Lost

This woman followed her car's GPS straight into a lake

May 15th 2016, 2:50 PM 8,144 Views 1 Comment

Unlucky.

Public patients waiting 20 times as long for brain scans than private patients
# Wealth Divide
# Wealth Divide

Public patients waiting 20 times as long for brain scans than private patients

Apr 26th 2016, 9:59 AM 10,030 Views 105 Comments

“The grim reality of our healthcare system is that the difference between life and death can come down to your ability to pay for healthcare.”

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Jan 8th 2016, 4:00 PM 24,049 Views 46 Comments

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

'We're not asking for much, just access to a doctor'
# The Doctor Is Out
# The Doctor Is Out

'We're not asking for much, just access to a doctor'

Jan 7th 2016, 6:02 AM 10,783 Views 13 Comments

The village of Feakle doesn’t have a GP and Kildysart has been relying on locum care for a year.

Here's some of the US military's most high-tech projects
# DARPA
# DARPA

Here's some of the US military's most high-tech projects

Dec 30th 2015, 7:30 PM 21,748 Views 44 Comments

This is some seriously futuristic stuff.

HSE encourages parents to bring under-sixes to GPs for cuts and scrapes
# It's On
# It's On

HSE encourages parents to bring under-sixes to GPs for cuts and scrapes

Jun 23rd 2015, 9:02 AM 25,826 Views 35 Comments

They won’t like that…

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?

Jun 22nd 2015, 9:31 AM 17,369 Views 83 Comments

The Minister for Health is delighted that 40,000 children are now registered for free medical care, but Irish doctors are not so impressed.

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 18,054 Views 33 Comments

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

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 31,402 Views 46 Comments

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

Dispute over figures on how many GPs have signed up for under 6s contract
# How Many?
# How Many?

Dispute over figures on how many GPs have signed up for under 6s contract

May 29th 2015, 8:28 AM 7,031 Views 23 Comments

Minister Lynch has rejected the suggestion that the information provided by her was inaccurate.

Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid"
# Controversial
# Controversial

Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid"

Apr 12th 2015, 2:49 PM 14,319 Views 58 Comments

The IMO President, meanwhile, warned of a “crisis of morale” in the health services.

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

Apr 11th 2015, 5:39 PM 10,083 Views 47 Comments

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

90% of Irish medical students considering emigration after they qualify
# Flight Of The Doctors
# Flight Of The Doctors

90% of Irish medical students considering emigration after they qualify

Mar 12th 2015, 11:09 AM 12,135 Views 73 Comments

In a study by NUI Galway, a third of students also said they had a poor understanding of how the Irish health system works.

Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are 'inaccurate and wide of the mark'
# UNDER 6
# UNDER 6

Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are 'inaccurate and wide of the mark'

Mar 3rd 2015, 5:22 PM 6,988 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health states that negotiations are ongoing.

Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they'd done something else
# Tb Or Not Tb
# Tb Or Not Tb

Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they'd done something else

Feb 27th 2015, 6:05 PM 29,228 Views 58 Comments

And 66% would advise their children to pick a different career

Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone
# Q-tip
# Q-tip

Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone

Feb 24th 2015, 7:30 PM 29,792 Views 18 Comments

If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.

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 17,346 Views 80 Comments

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

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 8,410 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.

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 5,374 Views 14 Comments

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

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?
# Health
# Health

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Nov 27th 2014, 1:08 PM 123 Views 25 Comments

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?
# Must Have Missed That Memo
# Must Have Missed That Memo

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Nov 26th 2014, 11:16 PM 22,101 Views 29 Comments

Who told whom what, and when?

People with serious conditions being "turned away" from hospitals --- GPs
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

People with serious conditions being "turned away" from hospitals --- GPs

Nov 15th 2014, 12:50 PM 9,369 Views 30 Comments

The practice is ramping up pressure on local doctors, the National Association of GPs has said.

Guy Easterby explains how Leinster use rugby technology to stay ahead of the pack
# Web Summit 2014
From The42
# Web Summit 2014

Guy Easterby explains how Leinster use rugby technology to stay ahead of the pack

Nov 4th 2014, 5:47 PM 6,656 Views 3 Comments

Leinster’s team manager was speaking at the Sport Summit stage at the Web Summit in Dublin today.

Nepal plans new safety rules after country's worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Nepal plans new safety rules after country's worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead

Oct 21st 2014, 3:12 PM 8,732 Views 1 Comment

518 stranded trekkers were flown off the Himalayan mountains.

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'
# Still Ill
# Still Ill

Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'

Sep 24th 2014, 4:12 PM 15,283 Views 71 Comments

GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.

GPs to protest for the first time ever, but services 'won't be affected' while they're out on the streets
# Doctors
# Doctors

GPs to protest for the first time ever, but services 'won't be affected' while they're out on the streets

Sep 24th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,170 Views 29 Comments

Just over 300 doctors are expected to attend the protest, organised by the National Association of General Practitioners.

20% of GPs who graduated in 2010 now live abroad
# Emigration
# Emigration

20% of GPs who graduated in 2010 now live abroad

Sep 1st 2014, 8:33 AM 7,008 Views 52 Comments

And current trainees may be following suit…

NASA captures stunning footage of rare solar flare
# Solar Flare Snared
# Solar Flare Snared

NASA captures stunning footage of rare solar flare

Jul 10th 2014, 10:21 AM 8,656 Views 37 Comments

The remarkable event was filmed by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory.

High Court action against the IMO struck out following agreement
# GPs
# GPs

High Court action against the IMO struck out following agreement

May 28th 2014, 11:55 AM 4,560 Views 3 Comments

A comprehensive framework agreement has also been made with the Department of Health which will allow the IMO to fully represent its GP members.

Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland's GPS system to the next level
# Technology
From The42
# Technology

Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland's GPS system to the next level

May 4th 2014, 10:30 AM 10,336 Views 6 Comments

Mark Geraghty of STATSports joins TheScore.ie to explain the latest fascinating developments.

'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO
# Doctors
# Doctors

'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO

Apr 27th 2014, 7:52 PM 9,473 Views 21 Comments

White said the €37 million earmarked for the under sixes scheme was agreed in the Budget.