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# imo - Friday 27 February, 2015

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

# imo - Friday 12 December, 2014

Junior doctors set to strike over €10,000 wage cut

Trainee doctors in Cork University Hospital had their salary scales changed without agreement in July.

# imo - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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

Who told whom what, and when?

# imo - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Is Ireland prepared to deal with Ebola? Doctors aren't convinced

“Obviously everyone in this country hopes that the Ebola virus is a problem that we never have to deal with”.

# imo - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Varadkar hits out at doctors saying he wishes the IMO 'knew their facts'

He also revealed that the latest HSE service plan will be published in around three or four weeks time.

# imo - Friday 3 October, 2014

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry' Leo

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'

The Minister for Health said he will bring a series of proposals to Cabinet in the coming weeks on discretionary medical card reform.

IMO votes against review into former boss's €10 million pension pot

George McNeice left the organisation with the massive pension pot in 2012.

# imo - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'

The IMO says that health cuts cannot continue.

# imo - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Talks on new GP contract to start next month

The existing General Medical Services contract was devised over forty years ago.

# imo - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Talks stall between IMO and HSE on consultant doctors

The sticking point is on how a consultant’s experience will be assessed in terms of where they land on the pay scale.

# imo - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Thousands of certificates allowing doctors to work overseas granted

It follows fears of a manpower shortage in the health sector.

# imo - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Stopping of medical card reviews welcomed but government warned "We need a big fix not a quick fix"

The IMO says cards which have been withdrawn should be returned.

# imo - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

High Court action against the IMO struck out following agreement 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.

# imo - Thursday 1 May, 2014

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister

The Irish Medical Organisation and Alex White will sit down about the plan to give free GP care to children under six.

# imo - Sunday 27 April, 2014

'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.

# imo - Saturday 26 April, 2014

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.

# imo - Friday 25 April, 2014

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.

# imo - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Doctors not happy with new health bill proposals published today

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

# imo - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

IMO members want a review into former CEO's €10m pension pot IMO

IMO members want a review into former CEO's €10m pension pot

A planned review of governance structures in the organisation was shelved last year.

# imo - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

White: I invited the IMO to talk about GP concerns - that hasn't happened Free Gp Care This post contains videos

White: I invited the IMO to talk about GP concerns - that hasn't happened

The IMO said it is studying the minister’s response to its concerns but criticised him for his refusal to negotiate fees with them.

# imo - Monday 24 March, 2014

Whistleblowers 'gagged' under new GP contract, claims IMO HSE

Whistleblowers 'gagged' under new GP contract, claims IMO

The Irish Medical Organisation said that the Minister for Health is being hypocritical by saying he is in favour of whistleblowers.

# imo - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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

Plus: How many smells can the human nose distinguish?

# imo - Friday 21 March, 2014

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.

# imo - Monday 10 March, 2014

Warning over risk if blood thinning drugs taken at wrong dose

The Irish Medical Organisation criticised the HSE over the method that it released the information.

# imo - Sunday 2 March, 2014

'UHI will disadvantage the poorest and the sickest' says IMO

The Taoiseach said that UHI will be delivered in the lifetime of government as the people voted for it.

# imo - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

IMO wants "real negotiations" on free GP care

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

# imo - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

GPs invited to meet Dept of Health on free care for under-sixes

300 submissions were received on a draft contract related to how GPs will undertake the initiative.

# imo - Friday 7 February, 2014

Remember the '24 No More' campaign? Hospitals still aren't complying say IMO

Up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress and are to be penalised according to the union.

# imo - Saturday 1 February, 2014

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.

# imo - Monday 20 January, 2014

HSE set to sanction hospitals in breach of junior doctor working hours directive

The IMO and HSE will meet at the end of this month to decide which hospitals should be sanctioned for failure to comply with the directive which put an end to 24 hour shifts.

# imo - Sunday 12 January, 2014

IMO: 'Government need to explain cabinet memo stating more funds needed to ensure patient safety'

The IMO said the government has systematically reduced resources to General Practice in recent years by over €150 million.

# imo - Thursday 9 January, 2014

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.

# imo - Sunday 1 December, 2013

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”.

# imo - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Mother Teresa and wild exaggeration: The week in quotes Say What? This post contains images

Mother Teresa and wild exaggeration: The week in quotes

“This country has gone wild with exaggeration.”

# imo - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Junior doctors vote in favour of proposals to end 24-hour shifts

The IMO have warned however that NCHDs would “escalate the campaign” if the HSE failed to honour commitments.

# imo - Sunday 10 November, 2013

IMO accuses Reilly of 'racing ahead' with extension of free GP care

GPs are also reporting “extensive unease” among patients over the withdrawal of discretionary medical cards.

# imo - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Fines of €650k for hospitals in breach of doctors' working hours

Managers will also face sanctions if they do not comply with the new rules.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as you start your Thursday…

# imo - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today

Last week, the IMO said progress had been made in the talks.