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# imo - Thursday 15 April, 2021

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal
# Public Health
# Public Health

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal

Apr 15th 2021, 8:30 PM 11,874 Views 8 Comments

It’s understood that the IMO will recommend the agreement to their members.

# imo - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak
# Preliminary Inquiries
# Preliminary Inquiries

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 6:31 PM 41,006 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are currently assessing correspondence that has been received over the leaking of the contract.

# imo - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources
# Doctor Strike
# Doctor Strike

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources

Jan 14th 2021, 2:15 PM 13,124 Views 15 Comments

They were due to strike today.

# imo - Monday 4 January, 2021

Public health doctors defer three days of strike action planned for this month
# Escalating Situation
# Escalating Situation

Public health doctors defer three days of strike action planned for this month

Jan 4th 2021, 10:19 AM 12,124 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation has said the decision was taken in light of the “rapid and escalating incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland”.

# imo - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:42 PM 12,244 Views 14 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has heard that fear of infection has heightened anxiety among doctors’ patients.

# imo - Monday 30 November, 2020

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
# IMO
# IMO

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,246 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

# imo - Friday 27 November, 2020

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status
# Public Health
# Public Health

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status

Nov 27th 2020, 5:25 PM 12,929 Views 21 Comments

The IMO says the issue involves only 60 public health doctors.

# imo - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 26,785 Views 170 Comments

The Fine Gael leader is facing growing pressure to explain his actions.

# imo - Monday 2 November, 2020

Who were the NAGP, the doctors' group at the centre of the Leo Varadkar leaking controversy?
# NAGP
# NAGP

Who were the NAGP, the doctors' group at the centre of the Leo Varadkar leaking controversy?

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:50 PM 32,265 Views 0 Comments

The association had a colourful history before going into liquidation last year.

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken
# Not Best Practice
# Not Best Practice

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 1:44 PM 31,305 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach said it was not best practice and was inappropriate to share a document of this kind in that way with the NAGP.

# imo - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
# Tánaiste
# Tánaiste

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:15 PM 131,396 Views 0 Comments

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

# imo - Friday 30 October, 2020

IMO to back public health specialists’ ballot on strike action after 'deeply disappointing' meeting with Dept
# Consultants
# Consultants

IMO to back public health specialists’ ballot on strike action after 'deeply disappointing' meeting with Dept

Oct 30th 2020, 7:37 AM 24,155 Views 41 Comments

The IMO has backed plans by public health specialists to ballot for industrial action in a row over consultant contracts.

# imo - Thursday 29 October, 2020

More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say

Oct 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 19,858 Views 38 Comments

The flu vaccine has been made available for free to children between the ages of 2 and 12.

# imo - Friday 16 October, 2020

Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn

Oct 16th 2020, 5:46 PM 36,313 Views 51 Comments

If the current trajectory of the disease continues, there will be 1,800-2,200 cases a day, with 400 Covid-19 patients hospitalised.

# imo - Monday 31 August, 2020

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen
# Doctors
# Doctors

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen

Aug 31st 2020, 12:38 PM 25,362 Views 35 Comments

Concerns have been raised by GPs about major difficulties in accessing hospital services.

# imo - 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 8,576 Views 1 Comment

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

# imo - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak
# Covid19
# Covid19

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

Mar 29th 2020, 5:17 PM 31,607 Views 22 Comments

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

# imo - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 18th 2020, 7:50 AM 16,613 Views 18 Comments

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

# imo - Friday 13 March, 2020

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

Mar 13th 2020, 9:31 PM 18,230 Views 33 Comments

The figures come at a time when the coronavirus is putting pressure on the public health system.

# imo - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action
# Waiting Lists
# Waiting Lists

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action

Dec 17th 2019, 9:04 PM 12,449 Views 31 Comments

The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.

# imo - Monday 2 December, 2019

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action
# IMO
# IMO

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:12 AM 15,455 Views 44 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation warned of the potential for an “escalating campaign of industrial action”.

# imo - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes
# CervicalCheck
# CervicalCheck

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes

Nov 10th 2019, 1:23 PM 15,043 Views 31 Comments

The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients
# Medical Negligence
# Medical Negligence

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Nov 10th 2019, 9:52 AM 14,095 Views 5 Comments

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

# imo - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants
# IMO
# IMO

Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants

Nov 7th 2019, 8:04 AM 14,104 Views 85 Comments

“This vote emphasises the frustration and anger that consultants and NCHDs face.”

# imo - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

Oct 17th 2019, 10:07 PM 8,680 Views 7 Comments

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

# imo - 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 15,972 Views 58 Comments

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

# imo - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:09 PM 10,415 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

# imo - Monday 26 November, 2018

Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay
# Doctors
# Doctors

Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay

Nov 26th 2018, 10:38 AM 11,343 Views 26 Comments

Some consultants earn up to €55,000 a year less than some of their colleagues.

# imo - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter
# Warning
# Warning

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

Oct 30th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,793 Views 45 Comments

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

# imo - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding
# Reform Needed
# Reform Needed

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

Jul 18th 2018, 10:45 PM 16,922 Views 60 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

# imo - Friday 15 June, 2018

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal
# Breach Of Contracts
# Breach Of Contracts

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal

Updated Jun 15th 2018, 1:19 PM 22,941 Views 107 Comments

Paschal Donohoe said “absolutely gigantic” amounts of money were involved in the case.

# imo - Monday 9 April, 2018

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women
# Intervention
# Intervention

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

Apr 9th 2018, 4:13 PM 28,093 Views 92 Comments

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

# imo - Sunday 8 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 8th 2018, 10:18 AM 32,658 Views 226 Comments

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

# imo - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 12,729 Views 19 Comments

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

# imo - 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 15,703 Views 31 Comments

The current General Medical Services agreement between the government and GPs dates from 1970.

# imo - Thursday 4 January, 2018

'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors
# Trolley Crisis
# Trolley Crisis

'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors

Jan 4th 2018, 8:45 PM 15,133 Views 77 Comments

The Taoiseach apologised for the current crisis today, while Minister Simon Harris called it “unacceptable”.

# imo - Friday 8 December, 2017

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed
# Irish Hospitals
# Irish Hospitals

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Dec 8th 2017, 11:46 AM 10,682 Views 36 Comments

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

# imo - 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 21,807 Views 15 Comments

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

# imo - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Oct 10th 2017, 2:40 PM 7,748 Views 41 Comments

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

# imo - Friday 1 September, 2017

'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years

Sep 1st 2017, 12:05 AM 18,191 Views 53 Comments

Reacting to the figures, the IMO’s Dr Ray Walley said “we need our mental health services improved and we need it now”.

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