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Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 20 April, 2014


# gps - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year

The Irish Medical Organisation says that figure will “overwhelm” the health system.

# gps - Thursday 10 April, 2014

GPs in “absolute crisis” – and it could take generations to recover

One group said that they could cut back on pro bono work if the situation continues.

# gps - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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

Plus: How many smells can the human nose distinguish?

# gps - 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.

# gps - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

IMO wants “real negotiations” on free GP care

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

# gps - 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.

# gps - 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”.

# gps - Thursday 23 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Irish GPS will drive you around the bend Irish GPS

This Irish GPS will drive you around the bend

Never mind that wan with her dulcet tones, there’s no better man for the back roads.

# gps - Monday 20 January, 2014

From Business ETC Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars Kenya

Organisation brings elephants to Twitter using GPS collars

The four bull elephants are tracked using GPS collars to help visualise their roaming patterns.

# gps - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Mayo doctors tell patients to ‘take a run and jump’

It’s not what you think.

# gps - 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.

# gps - Friday 6 December, 2013

From Business ETC Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon Mobile Shopping

Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon

The feature will allow shoppers to scan and pay for certain goods, alert them to upgrades and notify them when an order is ready to be collected.

From The Score GPS fan Craig Gilroy keen to do the extras for Ulster Gilly

GPS fan Craig Gilroy keen to do the extras for Ulster

The Ireland international wing gives some insight into his approach to training.

# gps - 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”.

# gps - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

From Business ETC Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message Wearable Tech

Sony patents smart wig that vibrates whenever you get a message

The wig could help people navigate their surroundings, alert them to new messages, and check blood pressure.

# gps - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

New developments in the London slavery case, the latest on the Iran talks, Labour’s strong poll showing, and a big birthday for ‘The Doctor’.

Doctors call for appointment of 500 new GPs to address ‘manpower crisis’

The National Association of General Practitioners says 150 practices around the country are at risk of closure due to funding shortages.

# gps - Friday 22 November, 2013

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.

# gps - Friday 8 November, 2013

GPs launch campaign for more resources as service on ‘brink of collapse’

The IMO wants a five-fold jump in the portion of the health budget spent on General Practice.

# gps - Saturday 2 November, 2013

‘We just kept getting them in the post’: How a family of five has 14 medical cards

A Dublin family waited a year for their medical cards to be renewed and then several came along in the space of a few weeks.

# gps - Monday 21 October, 2013

Why have GPs u-turned on support for under-5s scheme?

The NAGP initially welcomed the scheme – but has now changed its mind.

GPs claiming dead people’s medical card fees? A ‘smokescreen’ – IMO

The IMO said that the Department of Health was using ‘spin’ when publicising the situation.

# gps - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Health Budget measures could have “dangerous and unintended” consequences, GPs warn

The doctors’ group is warning that measures like the downgrading of medical cards for 35,000 pensioners could cause problems down the line.

# gps - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From Business ETC IN FULL: Brendan Howlin’s Budget 2014 speech Budget 2014

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin’s Budget 2014 speech

Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…

Under 5s care “first step” towards free GP visits for all — Howlin

The move, flagged in advance of today’s Budget, has been criticised by the GP representative group who say there was no consultation in advance.

# gps - Thursday 10 October, 2013

GPs call for minimum pricing of alcohol

It is also looking for development and funding of service for diabetes patients.

# gps - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases

This number is likely to rise dramatically by the end of this decade, a conference on public health heard yesterday.

# gps - Saturday 5 October, 2013

From The Score Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance Sports Science

Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance

Here’s what the little box on the players’ upper backs actually does.

# gps - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Advertisers can now use mobile phone signals to track shoppers

By tracking the movement of individual shoppers, advertisements can take advantage of location-based ad campaigns.

# gps - Monday 19 August, 2013

Budget cuts “could close 120 GPs surgeries”

Doctors are rolling out a nationwide campaign aimed at fighting budget cuts in the GP sector.

# gps - Friday 2 August, 2013

Poll: Have you avoided a GP visit in the past year due to costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

# gps - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online

Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.

# gps - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Competition Authority starts legal action against doctors

The Irish Medical Organisation had a plan to withdraw GP services to protest Government cuts – but the Competition Authority is going to the High Court to stop it.

# gps - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Doctors withdraw from Primary Care Teams in major escalation of dispute

GPs voted unanimously to pull out from Primary Care Teams over the latest cuts imposed by the Government.

# gps - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP

Doctors say government cuts will lead to the ‘normalisation’ of long waiting times. “This move is not only mean-spirited, it is stupid,” said one GP.

# gps - Thursday 21 March, 2013

20,000 people over 70 to lose medical cards under new legislation

However Minister of State Alex White said that medical card coverage of the over 70s population stands at 97 per cent.

# gps - Monday 18 February, 2013

Poll: Will you pay the Property Tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay the Property Tax?

Revenue will begin collecting the charge from July.

# gps - Friday 4 January, 2013

HSE urges public to ‘look after health’ given hospital crowding

The combination of holiday ailments and the winter vomiting bug mean hospitals are busier than they might usually be.

# gps - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Here is the week’s news… skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…

# gps - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Some 500 GP referrals awaiting ultrasounds in Donegal

Patients are now being told they will have to wait an additional six weeks for the backlog to be cleared.

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