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#free gp care

# free-gp-care - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards

Health Minister Simon Harris said that he knew of the difficulties faced by carers in Ireland.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

# free-gp-care - Friday 19 May, 2017

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'

Doctors are struggling with a jump in consultations and lack of resources.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Free GP care extended to more kids, but not everyone's happy about it

The measure follows this year’s controversial introduction of free GP care for the under-6s.

# free-gp-care - Friday 31 July, 2015

Registration for over-70s free GP care begins today

The announcement has been made by Health Minister Leo Varadkar.

# free-gp-care - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Here's how many kids have been signed up for free GP care so far

The Minister for Health is happy with the progress so far.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

This eight-year-old's cancer fight has led to a big change for other children

Children and young adults under 18 will be automatically granted medical cards.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Ten parents PER MINUTE are signing up to free GP care for under 6s

The level of uptake has been described as “phenomenal”.

# free-gp-care - Monday 22 June, 2015

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.

# free-gp-care - Monday 15 June, 2015

Just under 1,500 GPs have signed up for under-sixes free GP care

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

The website for under-sixes free GP care is down, but it is still possible to register

The service has been experiencing a large volume of traffic this morning.

# free-gp-care - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Doctors are being urged to refuse to sign up to the free GP scheme

They say that the plan will not be in the best interests of patients.

# free-gp-care - Friday 14 November, 2014

Half of Ireland's GPs are working more than 50 hours per week

Doctors say their mental health has been affected by the pressure they’re now under.

# free-gp-care - Monday 11 August, 2014

So it turns out that 'free GP care' might not actually be free

A modest charge could be applied but no final decision has been taken.

# free-gp-care - Thursday 17 July, 2014

The government says children under six will have free GP care later this year

Legislation passed today includes an amendment to ban gagging orders on doctors that was put forward by Senator John Crown.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Here's the one thing Enda Kenny and Joan Burton have definitely agreed on...

Over 70s will be happy with this one.

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children Coalition Headache This post contains videos

The government has lost another Seanad vote - and it could delay free GP care for children

Senator John Crown’s amendment to free GP care legislation has been passed – against the government’s wishes.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Doctors call for 'Robin Hood' approach to medical card crisis

The NAGP want the government to divert money that’s ring-fenced for free under six care to discretionary medical cards.

# free-gp-care - 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.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Sean FitzPatrick being found not guilty.

Go-ahead given to free GP care for under sixes

The ICGP says that if Cabinet agrees to bring in free GP care, it will be a premature decision.

# free-gp-care - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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White: I invited the IMO to talk about GP concerns - that hasn't happened

The IMO said it is studying the minister’s response to its concerns but criticised him for his refusal to negotiate fees with them.

# free-gp-care - 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.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

IMO wants "real negotiations" on free GP care

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

# free-gp-care - 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.

# free-gp-care - Friday 31 January, 2014

IMO accuses Government of pushing 'spin over substance' after meeting

The two sides were discussing plans for free GP care for children aged under six.

IMO remains "sceptical" about free child GP care and will tell the Government today

The union say the plan is being implemented “by diktat”.

# free-gp-care - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Reilly: Everyone will have free GP care by 2016, IMO: There’s no hope of that

Reilly also said that he will legislate in the new year to crackdown on private health insurance providers offering plans which exclude treatment at certain hospitals.

# free-gp-care - 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.

Reilly: €666 million adjustment "toughest challenge I've had to face yet"

The Health Minister’s been tasked with overseeing a programme that will include €268 million in pay-related savings and €113 million from a ‘probity drive’ aimed at medical card holders.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Reilly on health cuts: 'This does entail more heavy lifting for people'

How €113 million will be saved in ‘medical card probity’ was a key issue at today’s health budget briefing.

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.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Sinn Féin wants a third rate of tax, a betting tax and to abolish the property tax

The party is advocating a total of €1 billion in expenditure savings and €1.4 billion in taxation measures to bring about a total deficit adjustment of around €2.45 billion.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Laws to extend free GP care and regulate sunbed use promised by government

The government has published a list of bills it expects to publish between now and the end of the year.

# free-gp-care - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the end of the Dublin Bus strike, the court ruling against Seán Quinn and family and a tragedy in Canada in which two children were killed by an escaped snake.

Health Ministers to bring free GP plans to Government

Both Ministers for Health are working on plans to bring free GP care to Ireland, but have not decided on an age-range.

# free-gp-care - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.