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#GPs

# gps - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'It's too easy to use trucks in attacks': Irish team aiming to prevent vehicles being used by terrorists

Researchers from WIT are among those working on an EU-funded project to help find uses for Europe’s new GPS system.

# gps - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Google records people's movements even when told not to

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

# gps - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

# gps - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs

Doctors in NZ who conscientiously object to abortion must inform patients that services are available elsewhere.

# gps - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?

85% of the country’s GPs do not believe that abortion should be part of routine general practice, according to the NAGP.

# gps - Monday 11 June, 2018

Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion'

The NAGP has insisted onward referral of a patient should not be compulsory.

# gps - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Young woman drowns in Prague while playing global GPS-based treasure hunt GPs

Young woman drowns in Prague while playing global GPS-based treasure hunt

he identity of the 27-year-old victim has not yet been confirmed by the coroner.

# gps - 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.

# gps - Sunday 27 May, 2018

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

# gps - Sunday 15 April, 2018

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?

“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”

# gps - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services? This post contains a poll

Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services?

The annual meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation has heard that many general practices are struggling to survive.

# gps - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests

Last month Health Minister Simon Harris said the HSE would arrange for refunds if a patient had been incorrectly charged.

# gps - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests

The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.

# gps - 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.

# gps - 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.

# gps - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients HSE

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

# gps - Friday 6 January, 2017

GPs say they're not to blame for overcrowded hospitals

There have been some suggestion that local practices referring cases to Emergency Departments is making the problem worse.

# gps - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Team kit stolen from Irish doctors days before Medical World Cup

The team say they will go out there and represent Ireland with passion – even if they have to do it in their white coats.

# gps - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge This woman followed her car's GPS straight into a lake Don't Follow Me I'm Lost

# gps - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Public patients waiting 20 times as long for brain scans than private patients

“The grim reality of our healthcare system is that the difference between life and death can come down to your ability to pay for healthcare.”

# gps - Friday 8 January, 2016

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

# gps - Thursday 7 January, 2016

‘We’re not asking for much, just access to a doctor’

The village of Feakle doesn’t have a GP and Kildysart has been relying on locum care for a year.

# gps - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Here's some of the US military's most high-tech projects

This is some seriously futuristic stuff.

# gps - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

# gps - Monday 22 June, 2015

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point? Your Say This post contains a poll

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?

The Minister for Health is delighted that 40,000 children are now registered for free medical care, but Irish doctors are not so impressed.

Leo tells GPs to "cop on" in heated exchange over under-sixes

The minister was accused of stroke politics and he was having none of that.

# gps - Monday 15 June, 2015

Just under 1,500 GPs have signed up for under-sixes free GP care

Parents are now able to sign their under-sixes up for free GP care

# gps - Friday 29 May, 2015

Dispute over figures on how many GPs have signed up for under 6s contract

Minister Lynch has rejected the suggestion that the information provided by her was inaccurate.

# gps - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid"

The IMO President, meanwhile, warned of a “crisis of morale” in the health services.

# gps - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

# gps - Thursday 12 March, 2015

90% of Irish medical students considering emigration after they qualify

In a study by NUI Galway, a third of students also said they had a poor understanding of how the Irish health system works.

# gps - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are ‘inaccurate and wide of the mark’

The Department of Health states that negotiations are ongoing.

# gps - 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

# gps - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone

If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.

# gps - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Doctors are being urged to refuse to sign up to the free GP scheme

They say that the plan will not be in the best interests of patients.

# gps - 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.

# gps - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

GPs: We can’t take on hospital overflow – we’re overwhelmed already

Comments from GPs come after it emerged there are record numbers of people waiting on trollies in hospitals around the country.

# gps - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Opinion: Are new medical card plans unfair for GPs?

Making GPs the new rationers of medical card extension could destroy long-established bonds of trust between them and their patients.

# gps - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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

Who told whom what, and when?

# gps - Saturday 15 November, 2014

People with serious conditions being "turned away" from hospitals --- GPs

The practice is ramping up pressure on local doctors, the National Association of GPs has said.

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