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# gps - Monday 11 May, 2020

Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions

Mary Favier of the ICGP pointed out that the later results are confirmed the less valuable they are in terms of stopping the disease.

# gps - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system

The testing criteria for Covid-19 has been widened.

# gps - Monday 4 May, 2020

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses

If you have a chest pain or a lump on your breast, call your GP for a phone consultation.

# gps - Friday 1 May, 2020

'Ireland hasn't got the basics right yet': How is Covid-19 testing going for GPs?

“If we don’t have it for [this] level, we don’t have it for a surge,” one GP said.

# gps - Thursday 30 April, 2020

From The42 'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability' Irish Abroad

'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability'

Irishman Owen Tarrant has worked with the Chiefs in New Zealand and is now with the Kobelco Steelers in Japan.

# gps - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Increased testing must not lead to 'unacceptable' waiting times, warn GPs

The Irish College of General Practioners broadly welcomed plans to increase testing.

# gps - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak

The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.

# gps - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms

There are now a total of 292 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

# gps - Monday 16 March, 2020

Online system for arranging coronavirus tests crashes on first day before being replaced

The public are urged to contact their GP to seek a test only if they have symptoms.

# gps - Saturday 14 March, 2020

HSE working to 'ensure sufficient testing facilities' in place by Monday for Covid-19 following 'high demand'

GP Out of Hours and HSE helplines cannot arrange for testing of patients with flu-like symptoms.

# gps - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted

Nadine Dorries said that as soon as she was informed she took all the advised precautions and has been self-isolating at home.

# gps - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

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

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

# gps - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'GPs see a lot of coughs at this time of year': HSE warns people off antibiotics to treat coughs

The HSE is reminding people that most coughs should not be treated with antibiotics.

# gps - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract

The NAGP says 700 GPs are set to retire over the next five years.

# gps - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services

Services are expected to begin from 1 January.

# gps - Sunday 2 December, 2018

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law

It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.

# gps - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services

Legislation on the provision of abortion has been debated by the Oireachtas health committee this week.

# gps - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'It's too easy to use trucks in attacks': Irish team aiming to prevent vehicles being used by terrorists

Researchers from WIT are among those working on an EU-funded project to help find uses for Europe’s new GPS system.

# gps - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Google records people's movements even when told not to

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

# gps - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

# gps - Saturday 16 June, 2018

'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs

Doctors in NZ who conscientiously object to abortion must inform patients that services are available elsewhere.

# gps - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?

85% of the country’s GPs do not believe that abortion should be part of routine general practice, according to the NAGP.

# gps - Monday 11 June, 2018

Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion'

The NAGP has insisted onward referral of a patient should not be compulsory.

# gps - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Young woman drowns in Prague while playing global GPS-based treasure hunt GPs

Young woman drowns in Prague while playing global GPS-based treasure hunt

he identity of the 27-year-old victim has not yet been confirmed by the coroner.

# gps - Saturday 9 June, 2018

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

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

# gps - Sunday 27 May, 2018

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

# gps - Sunday 15 April, 2018

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?

“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”

# gps - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services? This post contains a poll

Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services?

The annual meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation has heard that many general practices are struggling to survive.

# gps - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests

Last month Health Minister Simon Harris said the HSE would arrange for refunds if a patient had been incorrectly charged.

# gps - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests

The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.

# gps - Monday 5 February, 2018

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

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

# gps - Monday 27 November, 2017

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

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

# gps - Sunday 26 November, 2017

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients HSE

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

# gps - Friday 6 January, 2017

GPs say they're not to blame for overcrowded hospitals

There have been some suggestion that local practices referring cases to Emergency Departments is making the problem worse.

# gps - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Team kit stolen from Irish doctors days before Medical World Cup

The team say they will go out there and represent Ireland with passion – even if they have to do it in their white coats.

# gps - Sunday 15 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge This woman followed her car's GPS straight into a lake Don't Follow Me I'm Lost

# gps - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

Public patients waiting 20 times as long for brain scans than private patients

“The grim reality of our healthcare system is that the difference between life and death can come down to your ability to pay for healthcare.”

# gps - Friday 8 January, 2016

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

# gps - Thursday 7 January, 2016

'We're not asking for much, just access to a doctor'

The village of Feakle doesn’t have a GP and Kildysart has been relying on locum care for a year.

# gps - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Here's some of the US military's most high-tech projects

This is some seriously futuristic stuff.

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