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#Blood Tests

# blood-tests - 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?
# Contract Negotiations
# Contract Negotiations

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

Mar 31st 2018, 8:30 AM 15,698 Views 32 Comments

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

# blood-tests - Thursday 15 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 23,488 Views 55 Comments

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

# blood-tests - Sunday 11 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 11th 2018, 6:30 PM 105,942 Views 174 Comments

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

# blood-tests - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

'There was a degree of inevitability' that a GAA player would fail a drugs test
# Doping
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# Doping

'There was a degree of inevitability' that a GAA player would fail a drugs test

May 13th 2015, 7:20 PM 14,698 Views 22 Comments

GPA Chief Executive Dessie Farrell speaks out after a week that cast the drugs issue into the spotlight

# blood-tests - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems
# Fidelma Healy-Eames
# Fidelma Healy-Eames

Horse owners 'should get financial help' to tackle unwanted equine problems

Nov 20th 2013, 8:43 AM 6,900 Views 46 Comments

Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has said that local authorities have spent millions on disposing unwanted horses.

# blood-tests - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Updated: Tallaght Hospital patients told to call premium line for blood test appointments
# Blood Tests
# Blood Tests

Updated: Tallaght Hospital patients told to call premium line for blood test appointments

Apr 7th 2013, 9:58 AM 16,943 Views 85 Comments

In a note issued to GP-referred patients, the hospital said calls to the number will be charged at the premium rate of €2.03 per call.

# blood-tests - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Medical card holders urged to seek refunds for blood tests
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Medical card holders urged to seek refunds for blood tests

Aug 11th 2012, 12:47 PM 34,402 Views 26 Comments

The HSE has written to all GPs in the medical card scheme reminding them of their obligations, after reports of charging for tests.

# blood-tests - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions
# Genetics
# Genetics

Unborn babies could be tested for 3500 genetic conditions

Jun 7th 2012, 6:42 PM 4,550 Views 19 Comments

Blood and saliva samples from parents could predict thousands of genetic conditions in unborn babies.

# blood-tests - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread
# Cancer Research
# Cancer Research

Blood tests may predict breast cancer spread

Jun 6th 2012, 11:40 AM 1,209 Views 0 Comments

US cancer research finds that tumour cells in the blood stream may predict if early breast cancer patients face a higher risk of death or relapse after treatment.

# blood-tests - Friday 8 April, 2011

Minister to investigate GPs who charge medical hard holders
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Minister to investigate GPs who charge medical hard holders

Apr 8th 2011, 6:19 PM 1,476 Views 0 Comments

Health minister James Reilly will promise to investigate any claims that GPs are charging for treatment like blood tests.