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# imo - Monday 9 April, 2018

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

# imo - 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.

# imo - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

# imo - 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.

# imo - Thursday 4 January, 2018

'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors

The Taoiseach apologised for the current crisis today, while Minister Simon Harris called it “unacceptable”.

# imo - Friday 8 December, 2017

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

# imo - 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.

# imo - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

# imo - Friday 1 September, 2017

'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years

Reacting to the figures, the IMO’s Dr Ray Walley said “we need our mental health services improved and we need it now”.

# imo - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'If you want to give medical advice on vaccinations, become a doctor. If not, get out of the way'

Simon Harris was addressing doctors at the Irish Medical Organisation AGM yesterday.

# imo - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

# imo - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# imo - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'Sick and tired': Why Ireland's' nurses are leaving in their droves

‘Recruitment freezes, a lack of respect and better options elsewhere’.

# imo - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system

Some patients will have to wait twice as long to be seen following cancellations due to overcrowding.

# imo - Monday 14 November, 2016

"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline

The IMO warns that a 1 December deadline will be missed.

# imo - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Trouble and strike: Junior doctors are the latest group to threaten strike action

It’s part of a dispute over a ‘living out allowance’.

# imo - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

# imo - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

# imo - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?

Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.

# imo - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse

Because people are living longer.

# imo - 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.

# imo - 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.

# imo - Friday 5 June, 2015

Forget about it: Doctors next group to turn down public sector pay deal

Forget about it: Doctors next group to turn down public sector pay deal

The Irish Medical Organisation does not feel the new agreement will do enough to stop doctors leaving the country.

# imo - 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

# imo - 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.

# imo - 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.

# imo - 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

# imo - Friday 12 December, 2014

Junior doctors set to strike over €10,000 wage cut

Trainee doctors in Cork University Hospital had their salary scales changed without agreement in July.

# imo - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

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

Who told whom what, and when?

# imo - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Is Ireland prepared to deal with Ebola? Doctors aren’t convinced

“Obviously everyone in this country hopes that the Ebola virus is a problem that we never have to deal with”.

# imo - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Varadkar hits out at doctors saying he wishes the IMO 'knew their facts'

He also revealed that the latest HSE service plan will be published in around three or four weeks time.

# imo - Friday 3 October, 2014

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry' Leo

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'

The Minister for Health said he will bring a series of proposals to Cabinet in the coming weeks on discretionary medical card reform.

IMO votes against review into former boss's €10 million pension pot

George McNeice left the organisation with the massive pension pot in 2012.

# imo - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'

The IMO says that health cuts cannot continue.

# imo - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Talks on new GP contract to start next month

The existing General Medical Services contract was devised over forty years ago.

# imo - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Talks stall between IMO and HSE on consultant doctors

The sticking point is on how a consultant’s experience will be assessed in terms of where they land on the pay scale.

# imo - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Thousands of certificates allowing doctors to work overseas granted

It follows fears of a manpower shortage in the health sector.

# imo - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Stopping of medical card reviews welcomed but government warned "We need a big fix not a quick fix"

The IMO says cards which have been withdrawn should be returned.

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