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#Health Sector

# health-sector - 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.

# health-sector - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Waiting lists are at an all-time high. Here's what the Health Minister says he'll do by the end of the year

Simon Harris also promised to fund home-help packages, the details of which will be announced in October’s budget.

# health-sector - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: 'Top-up' payments part of a game whose rules need to change

“The model of social partnership promoted since 1987 relies for its internal cohesion on permitting people at various levels within the system to milk that system for their own benefit.”

# health-sector - Friday 1 March, 2013

HSE struggles to recruit consultants and junior doctors

Two separate reports in the Medical Independent reveal difficulties filling health posts at either end of the spectrum.

# health-sector - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Poll: Do you have health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have health insurance?

VHI is reported to be announcing another price increase today as the number of those with private healthcare falls. Do you have health insurance?

# health-sector - Friday 11 January, 2013

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries Exclusive

In a leaked document, the Troika suggests a number of radical measures to address the health service overspend including hiring specialists from abroad, cutting doctors’ pay and making savings on the cost of drugs.

# health-sector - Monday 1 October, 2012

Taxes on texts and junk food proposed by Social Justice Ireland

Social Justice Ireland that a €3.5bn budget adjustment can be achieved without cutting social welfare or child benefit.

# health-sector - Friday 27 July, 2012

Doctors' union accuses HSE of trying to collapse talks

The Irish Medical Organisation says talks last night on new work practices in the Health Sector were less constructive than hoped.

# health-sector - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Video: Reilly tells nurses that closed hospital beds will not be reopened

James Reilly also told delegates at the INMO conference that nurses can do more of the work that doctors have done historically.

# health-sector - Friday 10 February, 2012

Academic clinician numbers here are half the recommended level

Report in 2006 strongly recommended appointments to standardise Irish medical training – but only 49 of the recommended 99 existed five years later.

# health-sector - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Blood platelet service to be cancelled due to staff shortage

Blood Transfusion Service finding it difficult to retain staff for specialised job with anti-social hours.

# health-sector - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Sinn Féin says government has 'no plan at all' for health service exodus

The party says it has received figures detailing 3,800 departures from the health service under the early retirement scheme