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Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Health Sector

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'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract
The NAGP says 700 GPs are set to retire over the next five years.
Waiting lists are at an all-time high. Here's what the Health Minister says he'll do by the end of the year
Simon Harris also promised to fund home-help packages, the details of which will be announced in October’s budget.
Damien Kiberd: 'Top-up' payments part of a game whose rules need to change
“The model of social partnership promoted since 1987 relies for its internal cohesion on permitting people at various levels within the system to milk that system for their own benefit.”
HSE struggles to recruit consultants and junior doctors
Two separate reports in the Medical Independent reveal difficulties filling health posts at either end of the spectrum.
Poll: Do you have health insurance?
VHI is reported to be announcing another price increase today as the number of those with private healthcare falls. Do you have health insurance?
Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries
In a leaked document, the Troika suggests a number of radical measures to address the health service overspend including hiring specialists from abroad, cutting doctors’ pay and making savings on the cost of drugs.
Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland
Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.
Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks
The Irish Medical Organisation says talks last night on new work practices in the Health Sector were less constructive than hoped.
Video: Reilly tells nurses that closed hospital beds will not be reopened
James Reilly also told delegates at the INMO conference that nurses can do more of the work that doctors have done historically.
Academic clinician numbers here are half the recommended level
Report in 2006 strongly recommended appointments to standardise Irish medical training – but only 49 of the recommended 99 existed five years later.
Blood platelet service to be cancelled due to staff shortage
Blood Transfusion Service finding it difficult to retain staff for specialised job with anti-social hours.
Sinn Féin says government has 'no plan at all' for health service exodus
The party says it has received figures detailing 3,800 departures from the health service under the early retirement scheme