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GPs urged to display price lists

The Irish Medical Organisation recommended last year that all its members should introduce price lists – but not all GPs are yet doing it.

DOCTORS HAVE BEEN urged to display their prices to allow patients to make an informed decision when it comes to choosing a GP.

The Irish Medical Organisation recommended last November that all its members should introduce price lists for routine medical procedures such as consultations. However a Labour TD has said that not all GPs are yet following the step.

Waterford TD Ciara Conway said that as many as 50 per cent of GPs were not displaying their prices according to a recent survey by the National Consumer Agency.

“It is very important that people would have a chance to be aware of the variation in prices in different surgeries,” said Ciara  Conway. “Dentists are already on board with this one, so I’m hopeful that doctors will follow suit, and publish their service fees prominently and promptly outside their practices”.

Health Minister James Reilly has committed to ensuring that GPs all display prices. The call has also been backed by the National Consumer Agency.

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