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# gp - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

'Canary in the coalmine' GP data indicates increase in people with Covid symptoms
# Numbers Double
# Numbers Double

'Canary in the coalmine' GP data indicates increase in people with Covid symptoms

Mar 24th 2021, 1:45 PM 28,818 Views 40 Comments

A GP tracker survey has indicated that the number of patients reporting Covid symptoms has doubled this week.

# gp - Friday 1 January, 2021

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Notes from a GP: '20% of Christmas Covid tests have been positive in our practice'

Jan 1st 2021, 3:54 PM 47,948 Views 26 Comments

Our GP outlines the spike in Covid cases and says he agrees with NPHET’s decision not to automatically test close contacts of confirmed cases.

# gp - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Dr Mark Murphy: We need to rethink how we fund the health service

Dec 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 16,501 Views 17 Comments

Dublin-based GP Mark Murphy illustrates where the failings are in how we fund our healthcare system.

# gp - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
# Short Cut
# Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 42,692 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

# gp - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions
# Anatomy Of A Scandal
# Anatomy Of A Scandal

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:40 PM 60,478 Views 0 Comments

What happened with the draft deal in the spring of 2019?

# gp - Friday 16 October, 2020

Post-match parties and house gatherings: Where GPs notice Covid outbreaks originating
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Post-match parties and house gatherings: Where GPs notice Covid outbreaks originating

Oct 16th 2020, 6:10 AM 50,718 Views 53 Comments

A GP said one outbreak was linked to match celebrations where team members drank shots out of a championship cup.

# gp - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,292 Views 27 Comments

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# gp - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study
# New Research
# New Research

Suspected Covid-19 cases three times higher than official statistics, says new UK study

Sep 8th 2020, 7:02 AM 22,265 Views 10 Comments

Unlike other studies, this research found women were most at risk than men from developing the disease.

# gp - Friday 4 September, 2020

Out-of-hours GP service for Kildare and West Wicklow no longer charging for Covid-19 consultations
# Kdoc
# Kdoc

Out-of-hours GP service for Kildare and West Wicklow no longer charging for Covid-19 consultations

Sep 4th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,852 Views 11 Comments

KDoc had been continuing to charge people for Covid-19 consultations up until last week.

# gp - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Coronavirus GP consultations set to remain free, health minister confirms
# Get Tested
# Get Tested

Coronavirus GP consultations set to remain free, health minister confirms

Updated Sep 1st 2020, 8:45 PM 25,484 Views 16 Comments

It will remain free to call a GP about Covid-19 symptoms.

# gp - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Confusion as HSE claims out-of-hours GP service charging for Covid consultations has received funding
# Kdoc
# Kdoc

Confusion as HSE claims out-of-hours GP service charging for Covid consultations has received funding

Aug 27th 2020, 12:10 AM 29,847 Views 38 Comments

There have been reports that the KDoc service has been charging people for Covid-19 consultations.

# gp - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Almost half of people don't know calling GP to discuss Covid-19 symptoms is free, ESRI finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost half of people don't know calling GP to discuss Covid-19 symptoms is free, ESRI finds

Aug 26th 2020, 6:10 AM 21,468 Views 24 Comments

The findings are based on a nationally representative survey of 1,000 adults in Ireland run in early July.

# gp - Friday 24 July, 2020

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Jul 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,564 Views 1 Comment

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

# gp - Monday 18 May, 2020

Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Close contacts will be tested twice - on day 1 and day 7 - whether or not they have symptoms

May 18th 2020, 8:41 AM 24,019 Views 13 Comments

The move has been welcomed as Ireland starts to slowly ease restrictions.

# gp - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle
# Your Hometown
# Your Hometown

This Tipperary 'biketown' has worked hard to recover from recession - but it's been an uphill struggle

Feb 5th 2020, 12:05 AM 29,768 Views 4 Comments

In an area in need of more mental health services, Carrick-on-Suir locals have devised a plan to try to sustain itself.

# gp - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?
# General Practice
# General Practice

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Jan 21st 2020, 6:40 AM 19,444 Views 22 Comments

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# gp - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard

Updated Nov 27th 2019, 9:06 PM 26,059 Views 79 Comments

A recent report recommends that free contraception rollout should target young women first.

# gp - Saturday 12 October, 2019

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'
# Extra Visits
# Extra Visits

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,923 Views 58 Comments

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

# gp - Thursday 10 October, 2019

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

How a 'safety plan' can help a person who is suicidal

Oct 10th 2019, 6:30 AM 13,434 Views 15 Comments

“The situation isn’t irretrievable – there are simple, practical measures that everyone can do to turn it around.”

# gp - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Sinn Féin proposes free GP visits, back-to-school bonuses and welfare hikes in alternative budget

Oct 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 18,095 Views 82 Comments

Sinn Féin also wants to introduce an annual ‘Back to School Bonus Child Benefit Payment’ of €140

# gp - Monday 29 April, 2019

'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign
# Pressure
# Pressure

'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign

Apr 29th 2019, 8:33 AM 23,102 Views 25 Comments

There had been “serious issues of internal governance” at the National Association of General Practitioners, a statement said.

# gp - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Woman who stole over €40,000 from former GP she was caring for jailed for two years
# ATM Withdrawals
# ATM Withdrawals

Woman who stole over €40,000 from former GP she was caring for jailed for two years

Mar 19th 2019, 2:16 PM 34,278 Views 11 Comments

The victim, now aged 90, said she felt an “immense sense of betrayal”.

# gp - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services
# Termination
# Termination

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services

Dec 19th 2018, 5:00 PM 10,705 Views 54 Comments

Services are expected to begin from 1 January.

# gp - Monday 10 December, 2018

Taoiseach says abortion services may not be available in every hospital in January
# Abortion Services
# Abortion Services

Taoiseach says abortion services may not be available in every hospital in January

Dec 10th 2018, 3:04 PM 8,960 Views 48 Comments

Varadkar said he is confident services will be available, but perhaps not in every hospital or clinic.

# gp - Monday 3 September, 2018

'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers
# Health
# Health

'It's one less thing to worry about': HSE grants free GP service to 14,000 carers

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:29 AM 14,612 Views 16 Comments

The service applies to anyone who received carer’s allowance or carer’s benefit, but who do not hold a medical card.

# gp - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix
# F1
From The42
# F1

Hamilton takes pole at rain-hit, crash-marred French Grand Prix

Jun 23rd 2018, 6:11 PM 5,189 Views 3 Comments

Mercedes dominated the session as Valtteri Bottas claimed second.

# gp - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'Abortion is not part of routine general practice. 85% of GPs are of this opinion'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Abortion is not part of routine general practice. 85% of GPs are of this opinion'

Jun 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 27,892 Views 80 Comments

The provision of abortion services in Ireland must be an-opt in service, writes Dr Maitiu O Tuathail.

# gp - Saturday 9 June, 2018

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

Updated Jun 9th 2018, 4:22 PM 24,928 Views 84 Comments

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

# gp - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

GP who dodged paying almost €100,000 in tax jailed for 16 months
# Secret Bank Account
# Secret Bank Account

GP who dodged paying almost €100,000 in tax jailed for 16 months

Jun 6th 2018, 8:20 PM 60,238 Views 16 Comments

The doctor had a hidden bank account into which he lodged 1,686 cheques.

# gp - Sunday 27 May, 2018

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
# Abortion Pills
# Abortion Pills

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

May 27th 2018, 5:00 PM 26,690 Views 100 Comments

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

# gp - Friday 25 May, 2018

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'
# Gp Conference
# Gp Conference

So many people are dying from alcohol-related deaths it's like 'planes going down without survivors'

May 25th 2018, 2:41 PM 28,015 Views 56 Comments

Despite three people dying in Ireland every day due to alcohol, one expert said there’s “very little outcry”.

# gp - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Government approves plans to give 14,000 carers free GP cards
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

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

Apr 12th 2018, 7:51 AM 10,292 Views 55 Comments

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

# gp - 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.

# gp - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

GPs will be permitted to conscientiously object to providing abortion services, Harris says

Feb 6th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,301 Views 329 Comments

The government has said it wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations
# Videodoc
# Videodoc

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

Feb 6th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,346 Views 12 Comments

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

# gp - Monday 5 February, 2018

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services
# Unwanted Pregnancy
# Unwanted Pregnancy

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services

Feb 5th 2018, 10:52 PM 22,449 Views 91 Comments

The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

# gp - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'I've had enough': A Galway GP has invoiced the ambulance service to highlight delays
# Emergency
# Emergency

'I've had enough': A Galway GP has invoiced the ambulance service to highlight delays

Feb 3rd 2018, 4:00 PM 90,595 Views 63 Comments

Dr Peter Sloane says that he wants to draw attention to the lack of resources to the ambulance service in Carraroe.

# gp - Thursday 21 December, 2017

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness
# Under The Weather
# Under The Weather

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

Dec 21st 2017, 2:52 PM 14,999 Views 46 Comments

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

# gp - Monday 27 November, 2017

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough
# Warning
# Warning

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

Nov 27th 2017, 3:26 PM 21,796 Views 15 Comments

The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.

# gp - Monday 19 June, 2017

'My patients die younger and develop chronic conditions earlier than affluent patients'
# Column
# Column

'My patients die younger and develop chronic conditions earlier than affluent patients'

Jun 19th 2017, 7:00 AM 493 Views 19 Comments

The current healthcare delivery does not recognise their increased health needs, writes Dr David Gibney.

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