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#GP

# gp - Monday 19 June, 2017

'My patients die younger and develop chronic conditions earlier than affluent patients'

The current healthcare delivery does not recognise their increased health needs, writes Dr David Gibney.

# gp - Friday 19 May, 2017

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'

Doctors are struggling with a jump in consultations and lack of resources.

# gp - Monday 1 May, 2017

Visit your GP... in the Post Office? Kildare branch trialling new doctor service

The post office in Ballymore Eustace will be the first to offer the VideoDoc service.

# gp - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

Older people ending up in hospital due to inappropriate prescriptions

People over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of medicine.

# gp - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

How to cope with 7 common illnesses

Mild bugs can often be dealt with at home.

# gp - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'It's not cancer, is it?' Jo Malone on the health scare that changed her life

In an extract from her autobiography, business woman Jo Malone writes about being told she had breast cancer.

# gp - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Gardaí considered other possible causes of death in case of GP accused of killing daughter

Bernadette Scully is accused of the manslaughter of her profoundly disabled daughter by giving her too much sedative.

# gp - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Partner of GP says daughter she is accused of killing was her 'number one priority'

Andrius Kozlovskis told the trial of his horror at finding 11-year-old Emily cold in her bed.

# gp - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Children's hospitals tell people to stay away due to "unprecedented demand"

Three hospitals in Dublin have issued the appeal.

# gp - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Irish people are not hopeful for the future of healthcare here at all

As many people are pessimistic for the future of healthcare here as are optimistic about it.

# gp - Monday 22 August, 2016

TV doctor claims businessman 'unlawfully interfered' with her GP practice

Dr Nina Byrnes has said the situation could cause irreparable damage to her medical and business reputation.

# gp - Sunday 7 February, 2016

My life with shingles: 'It was like I had gone a few rounds with Conor McGregor'

I incorrectly believed that shingles was contagious, writes Carol Reddy Locke

# gp - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'

Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.

# gp - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Pregnancy is meant to be an exciting, happy time. So, what happens if you don’t feel that way?

Pregnant women who find themselves depressed often feel a lot of guilt, writes Catriona Spellman.

# gp - Monday 30 November, 2015

The Hailo for doctors app wants to take the pain out of regular GP visits

MeeDoc launched in Ireland today, and it wants to take the pain away from GP appointments for everyone.

# gp - Monday 26 October, 2015

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest

The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.

# gp - Monday 20 July, 2015

Poll: Have you ever diagnosed an illness using the internet? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever diagnosed an illness using the internet?

As many as 1 in 8 people who have gone online for advice have diagnosed themselves incorrectly.

# gp - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s

The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.

# gp - Thursday 9 April, 2015

There’s been a breakthrough in those talks on free GP care for kids

Negotiations took place between the Irish Medical Organisation, the HSE and the Department of Health.

# gp - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# gp - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Doctors warn insurance companies off their turf

Doctors warn insurance companies off their turf

The Irish Medical Organisation has called on the government to call a halt to insurance companies introducing such services.

# gp - Sunday 15 February, 2015

Free GP care to young children sounds like a great idea… but is it really?

Is this ‘adequate, affordable, quality healthcare for all’?

# gp - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

'My GP just picked up the phone and called the surgeon straight away. I'll never forget it'

Today is World Cancer day, and one survivor has been describing how he discovered he had cancer.

# gp - Sunday 25 January, 2015

GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we’re rushed off our feet?

Many cases of depression can be managed in a GPs office, but they need to be able to spend time with the patients, on doctor said.

# gp - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here’s why overweight people are sharing doctor stories on Twitter Weighty Issue

Here’s why overweight people are sharing doctor stories on Twitter

An article in the British Medical Journal has kicked off a massive discussion on the way doctors treat fat people.

# gp - Thursday 7 August, 2014

'PSA' prostate cancer screening reduces deaths by a fifth

The authors of the study said it is not the time to introduce population-based screening.

# gp - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Do you feel weird talking about your own death? You shouldn’t

A new study has found that, in a GP setting anyway, most people aren’t.

# gp - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Opinion: Six weeks ago I went to hospital, threatening to hurt myself. I was sent home.

I have clinical depression and presented myself to hospital on my GP’s request. The doctor deemed me to be “stressed”, wrote me prescription and sent me home, alone.

# gp - 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.

# gp - 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.

# gp - Monday 24 February, 2014

IMO could threaten legal action over contract on free GP care

It said it is disappointed by Minister Alex White’s ‘failure to correspond’ with the organisation on negotiations over the issue.

# gp - Monday 17 February, 2014

Minister can't rule out "fiver or tenner" charge for 'free' GP care

Alex White raised the issue of nominal fees at the Labour conference, but says he is “not advocating such a charge”.

# gp - Friday 31 January, 2014

IMO remains "sceptical" about free child GP care and will tell the Government today

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

# gp - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Column: What you don’t know about emergency contraception (and why it might hurt you)

Revelations that emergency contraceptives were bring sold without a warning that their effectiveness could be compromised in women of a certain weight underlines the lack of holistic education about contraception and sexual health, writes Alison Begas.

# gp - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Giving free GP care for all children under 6 is reckless

Not all families NEED help in sending their children to a GP – but the Government is ignoring that in a cynical ploy to curry favour with the electorate.

# gp - Monday 7 October, 2013

Eleven breaches of patient data at HSE hospitals in six months Exclusive

The HSE said breaches could have included the placing of a referral letter in the wrong chart or the a document sent to a person with the same name as a patient.

# gp - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Microsoft, mortgages and a one-man party: The week in numbers

Plus: how much was spent on alcohol in Ireland last year?

# gp - Thursday 22 August, 2013

GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country

A new survey reveals the average consultation fee in Dublin is €53.29, while the national average stands at €46.26.

# gp - Thursday 18 July, 2013

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly... GP

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly...

The NAGP say the latest round of cuts will undermine patient care and could result in GP practices closing.

# gp - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

43% of mothers use the internet to diagnose their children’s symptoms when sick

A survey of 1,800 mothers in Ireland found that four in ten mothers see the internet as the first place for advice when dealing with a sick child rather than going to a GP or the pharmacist.

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