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#GP

# gp - Saturday 23 June, 2018

From The42 Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix F1

Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix

Mercedes dominated the session as Valtteri Bottas claimed second.

# gp - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'Abortion is not part of routine general practice. 85% of GPs are of this opinion'

The provision of abortion services in Ireland must be an-opt in service, writes Dr Maitiu O Tuathail.

# gp - Saturday 9 June, 2018

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

# gp - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

GP who dodged paying almost €100,000 in tax jailed for 16 months

The doctor had a hidden bank account into which he lodged 1,686 cheques.

# gp - Sunday 27 May, 2018

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

# gp - Friday 25 May, 2018

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'

Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.

# gp - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he knew of the difficulties faced by carers in Ireland.

# gp - Saturday 31 March, 2018

'We are not the HSE's dumping ground' - after 48 years, is the State finally set to update its contract with GPs?

The current General Medical Services agreement between the government and GPs dates from 1970.

# gp - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

# gp - Monday 5 February, 2018

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services

The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# gp - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'I've had enough': A Galway GP has invoiced the ambulance service to highlight delays

Dr Peter Sloane says that he wants to draw attention to the lack of resources to the ambulance service in Carraroe.

# gp - Thursday 21 December, 2017

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

# gp - Monday 27 November, 2017

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.

# 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.

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