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Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'

Apr 26th 2014, 2:11 PM 11,964 Views 95 Comments

The draft legislation will be debated in the Dáil in May and enacted in July.

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 7,214 Views 66 Comments

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

Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM
# Doctor Doctor
# Doctor Doctor

Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM

Apr 25th 2014, 8:02 AM 4,079 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation is also to discuss new rules to increase transparency for its members.

Doctors not happy with new health bill proposals published today
# IMO Says NO
# IMO Says NO

Doctors not happy with new health bill proposals published today

Apr 23rd 2014, 5:44 PM 9,820 Views 53 Comments

The IMO says it’s “appalled” at some of the proposals.

Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year
# Under 6s
# Under 6s

Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year

Apr 15th 2014, 9:15 AM 7,257 Views 64 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation says that figure will “overwhelm” the health system.

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 14,126 Views 78 Comments

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

Westboro Baptist Church, Jean McConville, and GPs: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Westboro Baptist Church, Jean McConville, and GPs: The week in numbers

Mar 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 7,898 Views 0 Comments

Plus: How many smells can the human nose distinguish?

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 15,261 Views 65 Comments

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

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

IMO wants "real negotiations" on free GP care

Feb 26th 2014, 6:52 PM 6,768 Views 73 Comments

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

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 11,145 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.

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 5,492 Views 43 Comments

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

This Irish GPS will drive you around the bend
# Irish GPS
From The Daily Edge
# Irish GPS

This Irish GPS will drive you around the bend

Jan 23rd 2014, 4:52 PM 4,809 Views 0 Comments

Never mind that wan with her dulcet tones, there’s no better man for the back roads.

Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars
# Kenya
# Kenya

Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars

Jan 20th 2014, 8:00 PM 4,994 Views 11 Comments

The four bull elephants are tracked using GPS collars to help visualise their roaming patterns.

Mayo doctors tell patients to 'take a run and jump'
# Activity
# Activity

Mayo doctors tell patients to 'take a run and jump'

Jan 18th 2014, 9:45 AM 18,924 Views 11 Comments

It’s not what you think.

Psychiatrists need support dealing with Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act - IMO
# Guidelines
# Guidelines

Psychiatrists need support dealing with Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act - IMO

Jan 9th 2014, 3:42 PM 4,637 Views 18 Comments

The IMO president has written to Minister for Health James Reilly saying guidelines are needed to help determine the suicide risk in these cases.

Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon
# Mobile Shopping
# Mobile Shopping

Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon

Dec 6th 2013, 3:09 PM 10,967 Views 13 Comments

The feature will allow shoppers to scan and pay for certain goods, alert them to upgrades and notify them when an order is ready to be collected.

GPS fan Craig Gilroy keen to do the extras for Ulster
# Gilly
From The42
# Gilly

GPS fan Craig Gilroy keen to do the extras for Ulster

Dec 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 3,240 Views 1 Comment

The Ireland international wing gives TheScore.ie some insight into his approach to training.

GPs warn of "chaos" in health system after HSE boss raises cuts concerns
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

GPs warn of "chaos" in health system after HSE boss raises cuts concerns

Dec 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 7,387 Views 13 Comments

It was revealed this weekend that the head of the HSE warned James Reilly that Budget cuts were being made “against the advice of the HSE and the Department of Health”.

Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message
# Wearable Tech
# Wearable Tech

Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message

Nov 27th 2013, 11:47 AM 7,187 Views 35 Comments

The wig could help people navigate their surroundings, alert them to new messages, and check blood pressure.

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

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Nov 23rd 2013, 8:01 PM 19,680 Views 3 Comments

New developments in the London slavery case, the latest on the Iran talks, Labour’s strong poll showing, and a big birthday for ‘The Doctor’.

Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address 'manpower crisis'
# Health System
# Health System

Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address 'manpower crisis'

Nov 23rd 2013, 12:21 PM 5,881 Views 18 Comments

The National Association of General Practitioners says 150 practices around the country are at risk of closure due to funding shortages.

Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs
# Antibiotics
# Antibiotics

Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs

Nov 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,745 Views 32 Comments

A new campaign is being launched today to encourage better practice in relation to antibiotics among both doctors and patients.

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 6,156 Views 35 Comments

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

'We just kept getting them in the post': How a family of five has 14 medical cards
# Multiple Medical Cards
# Multiple Medical Cards

'We just kept getting them in the post': How a family of five has 14 medical cards

Nov 2nd 2013, 8:30 AM 20,940 Views 55 Comments

A Dublin family waited a year for their medical cards to be renewed and then several came along in the space of a few weeks.

Why have GPs u-turned on support for under-5s scheme?
# Children
# Children

Why have GPs u-turned on support for under-5s scheme?

Oct 21st 2013, 7:55 PM 16,396 Views 31 Comments

The NAGP initially welcomed the scheme – but has now changed its mind.

GPs claiming dead people's medical card fees? A 'smokescreen' - IMO
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

GPs claiming dead people's medical card fees? A 'smokescreen' - IMO

Oct 21st 2013, 6:27 PM 8,633 Views 29 Comments

The IMO said that the Department of Health was using ‘spin’ when publicising the situation.

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 9,296 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.

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech

Oct 15th 2013, 4:18 PM 5,211 Views 18 Comments

Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…

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 5,687 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.

GPs call for minimum pricing of alcohol
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

GPs call for minimum pricing of alcohol

Oct 10th 2013, 7:49 PM 6,778 Views 39 Comments

It is also looking for development and funding of service for diabetes patients.

More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases
# Chronic Disease
# Chronic Disease

More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases

Oct 9th 2013, 6:15 AM 7,696 Views 23 Comments

This number is likely to rise dramatically by the end of this decade, a conference on public health heard yesterday.

Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance
# Sports Science
From The42
# Sports Science

Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance

Oct 5th 2013, 2:58 PM 87,907 Views 5 Comments

Here’s what the little box on the players’ upper backs actually does.

Advertisers can now use mobile phone signals to track shoppers
# Placed
# Placed

Advertisers can now use mobile phone signals to track shoppers

Sep 24th 2013, 2:45 PM 6,002 Views 21 Comments

By tracking the movement of individual shoppers, advertisements can take advantage of location-based ad campaigns.

Budget cuts "could close 120 GPs surgeries"
# Budget Cuts
# Budget Cuts

Budget cuts "could close 120 GPs surgeries"

Aug 19th 2013, 8:02 AM 7,562 Views 104 Comments

Doctors are rolling out a nationwide campaign aimed at fighting budget cuts in the GP sector.

Poll: Have you avoided a GP visit in the past year due to costs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you avoided a GP visit in the past year due to costs?

Aug 2nd 2013, 9:33 AM 10,300 Views 91 Comments

Let us know…

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online

Jul 31st 2013, 6:27 PM 6,313 Views 27 Comments

Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.

Competition Authority starts legal action against doctors
# Escalating
# Escalating

Competition Authority starts legal action against doctors

Jul 16th 2013, 3:25 PM 6,365 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation had a plan to withdraw GP services to protest Government cuts – but the Competition Authority is going to the High Court to stop it.

Doctors withdraw from Primary Care Teams in major escalation of dispute
# Cuts
# Cuts

Doctors withdraw from Primary Care Teams in major escalation of dispute

Jul 10th 2013, 10:52 AM 6,949 Views 50 Comments

GPs voted unanimously to pull out from Primary Care Teams over the latest cuts imposed by the Government.

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP
# Cuts
# Cuts

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP

Jul 2nd 2013, 11:37 AM 9,640 Views 70 Comments

Doctors say government cuts will lead to the ‘normalisation’ of long waiting times. “This move is not only mean-spirited, it is stupid,” said one GP.

20,000 people over 70 to lose medical cards under new legislation
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

20,000 people over 70 to lose medical cards under new legislation

Mar 21st 2013, 9:39 PM 18,303 Views 132 Comments

However Minister of State Alex White said that medical card coverage of the over 70s population stands at 97 per cent.