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# 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.
# Doctors
'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO
White said the €37 million earmarked for the under sixes scheme was agreed in the Budget.
# Healthcare
Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'
The draft legislation will be debated in the Dáil in May and enacted in July.
# Doctors
Doctors' organisation says politics getting in way of patient treatment
IMO President Dr Matthew Sadlier was also critical of the free GP care plan and Universal Health Insurance proposals.
# doctor doctor
Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM
The Irish Medical Organisation is also to discuss new rules to increase transparency for its members.
# IMO says NO
Doctors not happy with new health bill proposals published today
The IMO says it’s “appalled” at some of the proposals.
# Under 6s
Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year
The Irish Medical Organisation says that figure will “overwhelm” the health system.
# Health system
GPs in "absolute crisis" - and it could take generations to recover
One group said that they could cut back on pro bono work if the situation continues.
# Prime Numbers
Westboro Baptist Church, Jean McConville, and GPs: The week in numbers
Plus: How many smells can the human nose distinguish?
# Across the water
It's not only nurses that have emigrated to find work. Guess how many GPs have?
The IMO say that the last five years has seen seven years’ worth of Irish qualified GPs move to the UK.
# Children
IMO wants "real negotiations" on free GP care
Doctors held a ‘mass briefing’ for parliamentarians throughout today.
# Sneaky
Free under 6s GP care dubbed 'trojan horse' to change doctor conditions
The IMO said a new draft contract for the initiative would mean a significantly increased workload for doctors and would require additional resources.
# Showdown
IMO remains "sceptical" about free child GP care and will tell the Government today
The union say the plan is being implemented “by diktat”.
# Irish GPS
This Irish GPS will drive you around the bend
Never mind that wan with her dulcet tones, there’s no better man for the back roads.
# Kenya
Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars
The four bull elephants are tracked using GPS collars to help visualise their roaming patterns.
# activity
Mayo doctors tell patients to 'take a run and jump'
It’s not what you think.
# Guidelines
Psychiatrists need support dealing with Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act - IMO
The IMO president has written to Minister for Health James Reilly saying guidelines are needed to help determine the suicide risk in these cases.
# mobile shopping
Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon
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.
# gilly
GPS fan Craig Gilroy keen to do the extras for Ulster
The Ireland international wing gives some insight into his approach to training.
# Health Cuts
GPs warn of "chaos" in health system after HSE boss raises cuts concerns
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”.
# wearable tech
Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message
The wig could help people navigate their surroundings, alert them to new messages, and check blood pressure.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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’.
# Health system
Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address 'manpower crisis'
The National Association of General Practitioners says 150 practices around the country are at risk of closure due to funding shortages.
# Antibiotics
Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs
A new campaign is being launched today to encourage better practice in relation to antibiotics among both doctors and patients.
# general practice
GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on 'brink of collapse'
The IMO wants a five-fold jump in the portion of the health budget spent on General Practice.
# Multiple medical cards
'We just kept getting them in the post': How a family of five has 14 medical cards
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.
# Children
Why have GPs u-turned on support for under-5s scheme?
The NAGP initially welcomed the scheme – but has now changed its mind.
# Medical Cards
GPs claiming dead people's medical card fees? A 'smokescreen' - IMO
The IMO said that the Department of Health was using ‘spin’ when publicising the situation.
# Budget 2014
Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences, GPs warn
The doctors’ group is warning that measures like the downgrading of medical cards for 35,000 pensioners could cause problems down the line.
# Budget 2014
IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech
Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…
# Budget 2014
Under 5s care "first step" towards free GP visits for all --- Howlin
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.
# Budget 2014
GPs call for minimum pricing of alcohol
It is also looking for development and funding of service for diabetes patients.
# chronic disease
More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases
This number is likely to rise dramatically by the end of this decade, a conference on public health heard yesterday.
# Sports Science
Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance
Here’s what the little box on the players’ upper backs actually does.
# placed
Advertisers can now use mobile phone signals to track shoppers
By tracking the movement of individual shoppers, advertisements can take advantage of location-based ad campaigns.
# Budget Cuts
Budget cuts "could close 120 GPs surgeries"
Doctors are rolling out a nationwide campaign aimed at fighting budget cuts in the GP sector.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you avoided a GP visit in the past year due to costs?
Let us know…
# Waiting Lists
Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online
Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.
# escalating
Competition Authority starts legal action against doctors
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.