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#Doctors

# doctors - Friday 16 May, 2014

A tiny baby weighing less than a pound was born this week

Decklan Maize was born four months premature to a Californian couple.

# doctors - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Doctors to risk Ukrainian violence to carry out life-saving children's operations

The Irish-funded team say there are willing to run the risk of entering the pro-Russian border region to carry out the urgent operations.

# doctors - Friday 9 May, 2014

Opinion: I felt helpless. The child needed hospital treatment, but I could only give some medicine

Dr Natalie Robers describes her time in Central African Republic where small children of six or seven carry machetes and villages live in fear.

# doctors - Thursday 1 May, 2014

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister

The Irish Medical Organisation and Alex White will sit down about the plan to give free GP care to children under six.

# doctors - Sunday 27 April, 2014

'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO

White said the €37 million earmarked for the under sixes scheme was agreed in the Budget.

# doctors - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'

The draft legislation will be debated in the Dáil in May and enacted in July.

# doctors - Friday 25 April, 2014

Doctors' organisation says politics getting in way of patient treatment

IMO President Dr Matthew Sadlier was also critical of the free GP care plan and Universal Health Insurance proposals.

# doctors - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help

Traditional methods of testing if a patient will recover can be ‘little better than flipping a coin’ in some cases.

# doctors - 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.

# doctors - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: After six hours in the waiting room, my little sister's pain reached crisis point

We need innovative solutions to the increasingly dangerous and frustrating problem of overburdened emergency departments, writes Lauren Joslin.

# doctors - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

GPs say they were not 'adequately consulted' on Universal Health Insurance paper

The Irish College of General Practitioners say they are in favour of equity of access but the costs need to be known.

# doctors - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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

Plus: How many smells can the human nose distinguish?

# doctors - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth

Many described the experience as one of the most difficult parts of their job.

# doctors - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

GPs invited to meet Dept of Health on free care for under-sixes

300 submissions were received on a draft contract related to how GPs will undertake the initiative.

# doctors - Monday 24 February, 2014

IMO could threaten legal action over contract on free GP care

It said it is disappointed by Minister Alex White’s ‘failure to correspond’ with the organisation on negotiations over the issue.

# doctors - Friday 21 February, 2014

Poll: Do you get the flu vaccine? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you get the flu vaccine?

Eight people have died of the flu in recent weeks. Are you getting vaccinated?

# doctors - Monday 17 February, 2014

Minister can't rule out "fiver or tenner" charge for 'free' GP care

Alex White raised the issue of nominal fees at the Labour conference, but says he is “not advocating such a charge”.

# doctors - Friday 7 February, 2014

Remember the '24 No More' campaign? Hospitals still aren't complying say IMO

Up to 33 per cent of hospitals have not made sufficient progress and are to be penalised according to the union.

# doctors - 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.

# doctors - Sunday 12 January, 2014

IMO: 'Government need to explain cabinet memo stating more funds needed to ensure patient safety'

The IMO said the government has systematically reduced resources to General Practice in recent years by over €150 million.

# doctors - Thursday 2 January, 2014

From The42 Schumacher to turn 45 while comatose in French hospital Update

Schumacher to turn 45 while comatose in French hospital

Doctors and family members were tight-lipped Thursday about the condition of the German racing great.

# doctors - Friday 27 December, 2013

Hunger strikes and pepper spray - 2013 in protests

Abortion, flags and cuts cuts cuts – here’s a round-up of what people stood against this past year.

# doctors - Monday 16 December, 2013

618 kept in hospital over Christmas - despite being cleared by docs

The lack of alternatives for elderly patients means that many are having to stay in hospital, which is costing the HSE money.

# doctors - 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”.

# doctors - Friday 29 November, 2013

Column: What's happening in the Central African Republic?

Horrific reports of violence have poured out of the Central African Republic this week – with summary executions and mass displacement terrifying civilian communities, writes MSF Director Jane-Ann McKenna.

# doctors - 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.

# doctors - 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.

# doctors - Friday 15 November, 2013

"We are putting our trust in the HSE" - junior doctors

Junior doctors have voted to accept a proposal to end shifts lasting more than 24 hours.

# doctors - Thursday 14 November, 2013

Junior doctors vote in favour of proposals to end 24-hour shifts

The IMO have warned however that NCHDs would “escalate the campaign” if the HSE failed to honour commitments.

# doctors - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

TD: Indian-born doctors are being used as a 'band-aid' in Irish hospitals

Waterford deputy John Halligan says many Indian doctors are likely to leave the country as they’re not being afforded the same rights as their Irish colleagues.

# doctors - 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.

# doctors - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

HSE to introduce targeted redundancy scheme in January

A memo sent to managers today, HSE Director of Human Resources Barry O’Brien also said all staff will be working additional hours required under Haddington Road from the start of next year.

# doctors - Monday 4 November, 2013

Doctors and nurses 'complicit' in US torture of terrorism suspects

A two-year study found doctors designed and participated in torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners at CIA and Pentagon-run prisons.

# doctors - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Column: “Being caught with patients is like being caught with a weapon”

The Syrian people are now presented with the absurd situation of weapons inspectors freely driving through areas of desperate need – while the ambulances, food and drug supplies organised by humanitarian organisations are blocked.

'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.

# doctors - Monday 21 October, 2013

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.

# doctors - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Fines of €650k for hospitals in breach of doctors' working hours

Managers will also face sanctions if they do not comply with the new rules.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as you start your Thursday…