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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Irish College of General Practitioners

This month
May 2023
# cyber crime
'Is anyone else terrified?': Doctors concerned as GPs are targets of ransomware attacks monthly
One doctor said that trying to avoid getting hit by hackers is like trying to “jay walk down the quays in Dublin”.
# GP shortage
GPs say new medical card holders will struggle to get seen in midst of 'workforce crisis'
The Medical Director of the ICGP said GPs are facing a serious workforce shortage.
This year
# Irish College of General Practitioners
Calls to reform education and training for GPs amid 'crisis' shortage
Research indicates a significant difference in the number of medical graduates from Ireland and the EU applying for a career as a GP.
All time
# Coronavirus
GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system
The testing criteria for Covid-19 has been widened.
'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law
It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.
# Emigration
20% of GPs who graduated in 2010 now live abroad
And current trainees may be following suit…
# doctor doctor
Go-ahead given to free GP care for under sixes
The ICGP says that if Cabinet agrees to bring in free GP care, it will be a premature decision.
# ReillyCare
GPs say they were not 'adequately consulted' on Universal Health Insurance paper
The Irish College of General Practitioners say they are in favour of equity of access but the costs need to be known.
# Head-to-head
IMO accuses Government of pushing 'spin over substance' after meeting
The two sides were discussing plans for free GP care for children aged under six.
# 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”.
# no smoking
Four more hospital campuses to become smoke-free zones from Monday
Hospitals in Rathgar, Bantry, Mallow and Kerry will all ban smoking on campus from Monday.
# 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.
# Morning After Pill
Boots to sell 'morning after' pill over the counter
The chain pharmacy will sell the emergency contraceptive over the counter, without prescriptions, from Wednesday.