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# gps - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

IN FULL: Brendan Howlin's Budget 2014 speech

Medical cards, GP care for children, a levy on banks and more…

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.

# gps - Thursday 10 October, 2013

GPs call for minimum pricing of alcohol

It is also looking for development and funding of service for diabetes patients.

# gps - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases

This number is likely to rise dramatically by the end of this decade, a conference on public health heard yesterday.

# gps - Saturday 5 October, 2013

From The42 Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance Sports Science

Technology in rugby: GPS systems continue to grow in importance

Here’s what the little box on the players’ upper backs actually does.

# gps - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Advertisers can now use mobile phone signals to track shoppers

By tracking the movement of individual shoppers, advertisements can take advantage of location-based ad campaigns.

# gps - Monday 19 August, 2013

Budget cuts "could close 120 GPs surgeries"

Doctors are rolling out a nationwide campaign aimed at fighting budget cuts in the GP sector.

# gps - Friday 2 August, 2013

Poll: Have you avoided a GP visit in the past year due to costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

# gps - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online

Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.

# gps - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Competition Authority starts legal action against doctors

The Irish Medical Organisation had a plan to withdraw GP services to protest Government cuts – but the Competition Authority is going to the High Court to stop it.

# gps - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Doctors withdraw from Primary Care Teams in major escalation of dispute

GPs voted unanimously to pull out from Primary Care Teams over the latest cuts imposed by the Government.

# gps - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Doctors warn patients: Expect long waiting times to see your GP

Doctors say government cuts will lead to the ‘normalisation’ of long waiting times. “This move is not only mean-spirited, it is stupid,” said one GP.

# gps - Thursday 21 March, 2013

20,000 people over 70 to lose medical cards under new legislation

However Minister of State Alex White said that medical card coverage of the over 70s population stands at 97 per cent.

# gps - Monday 18 February, 2013

Poll: Will you pay the Property Tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you pay the Property Tax?

Revenue will begin collecting the charge from July.

# gps - Friday 4 January, 2013

HSE urges public to 'look after health' given hospital crowding

The combination of holiday ailments and the winter vomiting bug mean hospitals are busier than they might usually be.

# gps - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Will Rory McIlroy attend The Gathering? And round 2 of Michael Noonan versus the IMF…

# gps - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Some 500 GP referrals awaiting ultrasounds in Donegal

Patients are now being told they will have to wait an additional six weeks for the backlog to be cleared.

# gps - Friday 17 August, 2012

Tanzanian airport's only radar system out of order all month

Sources say the aviation authority was told about the radar’s defective power supply in 2010 but it took no action.

# gps - Friday 20 July, 2012

App detects potholes on Boston streets

New app Street Bump allows drivers to automatically report the road hazards like pot holes to the authorities.

# gps - Thursday 19 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Burger King sacks three workers after online lettuce photo is exposed Burger King

Burger King sacks three workers after online lettuce photo is exposed

A photo was posted to 4chan showing someone jumping in tubs of lettuce – with the outlet identified within minutes.

# gps - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

35 towns to compete for 20 new primary care facilities

There’s money to build two bundles of 10 facilities – but 35 towns are in the running, so there’ll be a competition.

# gps - Thursday 14 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Navigation company wants to send you to St Lucia... to map it Yes Please

Navigation company wants to send you to St Lucia... to map it

TomTom has launched the second of five phases in its topical island mapping project.

# gps - Friday 6 April, 2012

HSE: 178,000 waiting to see a consultant at an outpatient clinic

The Health Minister has said the number of people on waiting lists to see specialists is “utterly unacceptable”.

# gps - Friday 9 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Teenager sends Lego shuttle into space Lego Shuttle This post contains videos

Teenager sends Lego shuttle into space

Footage shows the tiny model crusted with icicles after rising high above the Earth.

# gps - Saturday 3 March, 2012

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.

# gps - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Limerick Hospital so overcrowded that it is “unsafe”

Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have called on the HSE to implement the major disaster plan to deal with the overcrowding.

# gps - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Yay! 12 things that will be cheaper in 2012 2012 This post contains images

Yay! 12 things that will be cheaper in 2012

2012 will be a year for wine-drinking holidaymakers who love electronics, seemingly.

# gps - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Please don't send patients here, hospital department tells GPs

The dermatology department at a Limerick hospital has urged local GPs to refer patients elsewhere “in the interest of safety”.

# gps - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Sick notes from doctors costing government €29million a year

Labour’s Kevin Humphreys has called for medical cert payments to be stopped after the €550,000-a-week bill emerged.

# gps - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

GPs welcome scrapping of restrictions on treating medical card holders

The health minister has confirmed that Cabinet has approved the drafting of legislation to do away with the barrier between some GPs and medical card patients.

# gps - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Happy Feet the Penguin is lost once more Not-so-Happy Feet

Happy Feet the Penguin is lost once more

Fears for Happy Feet are growing as the confused penguin’s GPS tracker is no longer working. We’re hoping he hasn’t been eaten.

# gps - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff

Demonstrators say the facility is seriously under resourced. Meanwhile a protest about Roscommon County Hospital is planned for Leinster House for Wednesday.

# gps - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Lost climbers rescued in Wicklow - thanks to their smartphones

The group were stranded by descending cloud and poor visibility, but mountain rescue teams used co-ordinates from the hikers’ GPS-enabled phones to pinpoint their location.

# gps - Friday 8 April, 2011

GPs warn of major problems in changes to prescribing psychiatric drugs

Up to 48 hour delays predicted for greater Dublin area patients under the new scheme, but the HSE says it’s already in place in the rest of the country.

# gps - Friday 11 March, 2011

One in ten chooses internet over GP

More and more people seeking to improve their medical knowledge by going online.