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Poll: Will parents bring their under-sixes to the GP more now that it's free?

Parents are able to sign-up for free GP care for under-sixes from today.

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TODAY SEES THE introduction of free GP care for under-sixes.

Around the country around 58% of GPs have signed up for the programme, with expectations that this could rise to two-thirds by the end of the week.

There have been concerns that the new scheme could lead to a big increase in workload for practitioners.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland programme today, the Minister of State in the Department of Health Kathleen Lynch said she did not think that this would happen.

We want to know what you think.

Poll: Will parents bring their children to the GP more now that it’s free? 

Poll Results:

Yes (4998)
No (1458)
I don't know (365)

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

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