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# GPs

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# Abortion Pills
GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.
# medical abortion
How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?
“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?
The annual meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation has heard that many general practices are struggling to survive.
# Free Healthcare
Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests
Last month Health Minister Simon Harris said the HSE would arrange for refunds if a patient had been incorrectly charged.
# Free Healthcare
'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests
The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.
# Unwanted Pregnancy
Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services
The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.
# warning
Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough
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
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.
# Critical
GPs say they're not to blame for overcrowded hospitals
There have been some suggestion that local practices referring cases to Emergency Departments is making the problem worse.
# Theft
Team kit stolen from Irish doctors days before Medical World Cup
The team say they will go out there and represent Ireland with passion – even if they have to do it in their white coats.
# don't follow me i'm lost
This woman followed her car's GPS straight into a lake
# wealth divide
Public patients waiting 20 times as long for brain scans than private patients
“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.”
# Overcrowding
‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment
Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.
# The Doctor is out
'We're not asking for much, just access to a doctor'
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
This is some seriously futuristic stuff.
# it's on
HSE encourages parents to bring under-sixes to GPs for cuts and scrapes
They won’t like that…
# Your Say
Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?
The Minister for Health is delighted that 40,000 children are now registered for free medical care, but Irish doctors are not so impressed.
# gloves are off
Leo tells GPs to "cop on" in heated exchange over under-sixes
The minister was accused of stroke politics and he was having none of that.
# from today
Just under 1,500 GPs have signed up for under-sixes free GP care
Parents are now able to sign their under-sixes up for free GP care
# How many?
Dispute over figures on how many GPs have signed up for under 6s contract
Minister Lynch has rejected the suggestion that the information provided by her was inaccurate.
# Controversial
Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid"
The IMO President, meanwhile, warned of a “crisis of morale” in the health services.
# Trolley Watch
Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you
He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service
# flight of the doctors
90% of Irish medical students considering emigration after they qualify
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'
The Department of Health states that negotiations are ongoing.
# tb or not tb
Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they'd done something else
And 66% would advise their children to pick a different career
# Q-tip
Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone
If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.
# DOctor Doctor Gimme The News
Doctors are being urged to refuse to sign up to the free GP scheme
They say that the plan will not be in the best interests of patients.
# Vulnerable
GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we're rushed off our feet?
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.
# Overcrowding
GPs: We can't take on hospital overflow - we're overwhelmed already
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?
Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.
# must have missed that memo
Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?
Who told whom what, and when?
# Under Pressure
People with serious conditions being "turned away" from hospitals --- GPs
The practice is ramping up pressure on local doctors, the National Association of GPs has said.
# Web Summit 2014
Guy Easterby explains how Leinster use rugby technology to stay ahead of the pack
Leinster’s team manager was speaking at the Sport Summit stage at the Web Summit in Dublin today.
# Tragedy
Nepal plans new safety rules after country's worst trekking disaster leaves 43 dead
518 stranded trekkers were flown off the Himalayan mountains.
# still ill
Doctors warn general practice in Ireland is 'on the brink of collapse'
GPs said that the lack of funding and resources available to them have made Ireland “the laughing stock of Europe”.
# Doctors
GPs to protest for the first time ever, but services 'won't be affected' while they're out on the streets
Just over 300 doctors are expected to attend the protest, organised by the National Association of General Practitioners.
# Emigration
20% of GPs who graduated in 2010 now live abroad
And current trainees may be following suit…
# Solar Flare Snared
NASA captures stunning footage of rare solar flare
The remarkable event was filmed by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory.
# GPs
High Court action against the IMO struck out following agreement
A comprehensive framework agreement has also been made with the Department of Health which will allow the IMO to fully represent its GP members.
# Technology
Collision and scrum analysis takes Ireland's GPS system to the next level
Mark Geraghty of STATSports joins to explain the latest fascinating developments.