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#GP care

# gp-care - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does it make sense to charge a nominal fee for 'free' GP care for the under-12s?

The Sunday Independent this morning reports that parents could be charged a fee of €5 per visit for such care.

# 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.

# 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.

# gp-care - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Parents registering their kids for GP care were shown other people's details

The website for the new system has been beset with problems since it went live yesterday.

# gp-care - Monday 15 June, 2015

Get treated anywhere in the EU and the HSE can pick up the bill

There has been an office in place to administer the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive since February.

# gp-care - Friday 15 August, 2014

Doctors say it's not fair to charge fees for prescriptions

The report singles out user charges as “inefficient in comparison to pooled funding”.

# 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.

# gp-care - Thursday 26 June, 2014

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

# gp-care - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Free GP care will lead to 750,000 extra consultations per year

The Irish Medical Organisation says that figure will “overwhelm” the health system.

# gp-care - 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.

# gp-care - 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”.

# 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”.

# gp-care - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

IMO accuses Reilly of 'racing ahead' with extension of free GP care

GPs are also reporting “extensive unease” among patients over the withdrawal of discretionary medical cards.

# gp-care - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# gp-care - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability

The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.

# gp-care - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Giving free GP care for all children under 6 is reckless

Not all families NEED help in sending their children to a GP – but the Government is ignoring that in a cynical ploy to curry favour with the electorate.

# gp-care - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Noonan: 'No connection' between cuts for pensioners & free GP care for under 5s

The Minister’s been speaking to reporters on his way into the final Cabinet meeting ahead of Budget 2014.

# gp-care - Monday 14 October, 2013

GPs split on free GP care for under fives

The plan is expected to be included in tomorrow’s Budget, but GPs don’t seem to know if it is a good thing or a bad thing.

# gp-care - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Leinster House goes wild photocopying arses, free GP care for healthy citizens, and FG TDs insult each other for Twitter practice.

# gp-care - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Taoiseach promises: Government is still going to introduce free GP care

“Ultimately the entire population will be covered by free GP services,” Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.

# gp-care - Friday 16 November, 2012

Government plans free GP care by 2015, universal insurance by 2016

James Reilly unveils a programme of ambitious reform in the health sector – saying he’ll need two terms to totally finish it up.

# gp-care - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# gp-care - Thursday 26 January, 2012

HSE chief to face questions over health spending HSE

HSE chief to face questions over health spending

Cathal Magee will appear before an Oireachtas committee today – with questions likely to focus on nursing home care.