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# imo - Sunday 23 April, 2017

'If you want to give medical advice on vaccinations, become a doctor. If not, get out of the way'
# Scaremongering
# Scaremongering

'If you want to give medical advice on vaccinations, become a doctor. If not, get out of the way'

Apr 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 15,351 Views 47 Comments

Simon Harris was addressing doctors at the Irish Medical Organisation AGM yesterday.

# imo - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says
# Injection Centres
# Injection Centres

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Apr 22nd 2017, 5:30 AM 10,720 Views 5 Comments

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

# imo - Friday 21 April, 2017

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy
# Warning
# Warning

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Apr 21st 2017, 3:18 PM 16,159 Views 48 Comments

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today
# IMO
# IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

Apr 21st 2017, 6:10 AM 10,912 Views 29 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# imo - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'Sick and tired': Why Ireland's' nurses are leaving in their droves
# Where Does It Hurt?
# Where Does It Hurt?

'Sick and tired': Why Ireland's' nurses are leaving in their droves

Jan 14th 2017, 7:10 AM 17,822 Views 31 Comments

‘Recruitment freezes, a lack of respect and better options elsewhere’.

# imo - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system
# Pain And Suffering
# Pain And Suffering

Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system

Jan 11th 2017, 6:01 AM 8,955 Views 22 Comments

Some patients will have to wait twice as long to be seen following cancellations due to overcrowding.

# imo - Monday 14 November, 2016

"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline
# Health Warning
# Health Warning

"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline

Nov 14th 2016, 8:44 AM 14,223 Views 14 Comments

The IMO warns that a 1 December deadline will be missed.

# imo - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Trouble and strike: Junior doctors are the latest group to threaten strike action
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Trouble and strike: Junior doctors are the latest group to threaten strike action

Nov 5th 2016, 6:36 PM 9,303 Views 30 Comments

It’s part of a dispute over a ‘living out allowance’.

# imo - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes
# Winter Of Discontent
# Winter Of Discontent

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Oct 27th 2016, 6:30 AM 17,810 Views 163 Comments

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

# imo - Sunday 29 May, 2016

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

May 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 15,406 Views 75 Comments

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

# imo - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?
# Media Controversy
# Media Controversy

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?

Apr 17th 2016, 8:30 PM 85,056 Views 268 Comments

Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.

# imo - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse
# Warning
# Warning

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse

Jan 13th 2016, 7:02 PM 15,765 Views 45 Comments

Because people are living longer.

# imo - Friday 8 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 8th 2016, 4:00 PM 24,025 Views 46 Comments

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

# imo - Monday 22 June, 2015

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?

Jun 22nd 2015, 9:31 AM 17,353 Views 83 Comments

The Minister for Health is delighted that 40,000 children are now registered for free medical care, but Irish doctors are not so impressed.

Leo tells GPs to "cop on" in heated exchange over under-sixes
# Gloves Are Off
# Gloves Are Off

Leo tells GPs to "cop on" in heated exchange over under-sixes

Jun 22nd 2015, 8:22 AM 18,024 Views 33 Comments

The minister was accused of stroke politics and he was having none of that.

# imo - Friday 5 June, 2015

Forget about it: Doctors next group to turn down public sector pay deal

Forget about it: Doctors next group to turn down public sector pay deal

Jun 5th 2015, 12:02 PM 8,517 Views 24 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation does not feel the new agreement will do enough to stop doctors leaving the country.

# imo - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

Apr 11th 2015, 5:39 PM 10,061 Views 47 Comments

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

# imo - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Doctors deny claiming fees for dead patients

Mar 31st 2015, 5:11 PM 10,651 Views 9 Comments

GPs have blamed the HSE, but the organisation says the issue has been addressed.

# imo - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are 'inaccurate and wide of the mark'
# UNDER 6
# UNDER 6

Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are 'inaccurate and wide of the mark'

Mar 3rd 2015, 5:22 PM 6,970 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health states that negotiations are ongoing.

# imo - Friday 27 February, 2015

Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they'd done something else
# Tb Or Not Tb
# Tb Or Not Tb

Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they'd done something else

Feb 27th 2015, 6:05 PM 29,112 Views 58 Comments

And 66% would advise their children to pick a different career

# imo - Friday 12 December, 2014

Junior doctors set to strike over €10,000 wage cut
# Cork
# Cork

Junior doctors set to strike over €10,000 wage cut

Dec 12th 2014, 3:15 PM 10,902 Views 43 Comments

Trainee doctors in Cork University Hospital had their salary scales changed without agreement in July.

# imo - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?
# Must Have Missed That Memo
# Must Have Missed That Memo

Apparently GPs can renew medical cards - but did anyone tell GPs?

Nov 26th 2014, 11:16 PM 22,038 Views 29 Comments

Who told whom what, and when?

# imo - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Is Ireland prepared to deal with Ebola? Doctors aren't convinced
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Is Ireland prepared to deal with Ebola? Doctors aren't convinced

Oct 16th 2014, 7:42 AM 6,963 Views 29 Comments

“Obviously everyone in this country hopes that the Ebola virus is a problem that we never have to deal with”.

# imo - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Varadkar hits out at doctors saying he wishes the IMO 'knew their facts'
# Health Budget
# Health Budget

Varadkar hits out at doctors saying he wishes the IMO 'knew their facts'

Oct 15th 2014, 9:22 AM 7,615 Views 21 Comments

He also revealed that the latest HSE service plan will be published in around three or four weeks time.

# imo - Friday 3 October, 2014

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'
# Leo
# Leo

Anyone with a reinstated discretionary medical card 'need not worry'

Oct 3rd 2014, 10:45 PM 12,508 Views 18 Comments

The Minister for Health said he will bring a series of proposals to Cabinet in the coming weeks on discretionary medical card reform.

IMO votes against review into former boss's €10 million pension pot
# George McNeice
# George McNeice

IMO votes against review into former boss's €10 million pension pot

Oct 3rd 2014, 7:14 PM 9,666 Views 29 Comments

George McNeice left the organisation with the massive pension pot in 2012.

# imo - Thursday 18 September, 2014

'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'
# Poor Health
# Poor Health

'Doctors are leaving the country and patient safety is being compromised'

Sep 18th 2014, 6:05 PM 9,045 Views 21 Comments

The IMO says that health cuts cannot continue.

# imo - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Talks on new GP contract to start next month
# New Deal
# New Deal

Talks on new GP contract to start next month

Sep 17th 2014, 3:03 PM 6,315 Views 7 Comments

The existing General Medical Services contract was devised over forty years ago.

# imo - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Talks stall between IMO and HSE on consultant doctors
# Pay Scale
# Pay Scale

Talks stall between IMO and HSE on consultant doctors

Aug 27th 2014, 11:51 AM 4,964 Views 4 Comments

The sticking point is on how a consultant’s experience will be assessed in terms of where they land on the pay scale.

# imo - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Thousands of certificates allowing doctors to work overseas granted
# Brain Drain
# Brain Drain

Thousands of certificates allowing doctors to work overseas granted

Jul 26th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,114 Views 27 Comments

It follows fears of a manpower shortage in the health sector.

# imo - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Stopping of medical card reviews welcomed but government warned "We need a big fix not a quick fix"
# Welcomed
# Welcomed

Stopping of medical card reviews welcomed but government warned "We need a big fix not a quick fix"

May 29th 2014, 10:58 PM 8,892 Views 35 Comments

The IMO says cards which have been withdrawn should be returned.

# imo - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

High Court action against the IMO struck out following agreement
# GPs
# GPs

High Court action against the IMO struck out following agreement

May 28th 2014, 11:55 AM 4,540 Views 3 Comments

A comprehensive framework agreement has also been made with the Department of Health which will allow the IMO to fully represent its GP members.

# imo - Thursday 1 May, 2014

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister
# Tensions
# Tensions

It's a start: Doctors agree to 'talks about talks' with Minister

May 1st 2014, 9:36 PM 6,531 Views 11 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation and Alex White will sit down about the plan to give free GP care to children under six.

# imo - Sunday 27 April, 2014

'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO
# Doctors
# Doctors

'We can't go anywhere without a conversation': Alex White wants agreement with the IMO

Apr 27th 2014, 7:52 PM 9,451 Views 21 Comments

White said the €37 million earmarked for the under sixes scheme was agreed in the Budget.

# imo - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Minister: 'A decision to see a doctor should never be a financial dilemma'

Apr 26th 2014, 2:11 PM 11,936 Views 95 Comments

The draft legislation will be debated in the Dáil in May and enacted in July.

# imo - Friday 25 April, 2014

Doctors' organisation says politics getting in way of patient treatment
# Doctors
# Doctors

Doctors' organisation says politics getting in way of patient treatment

Apr 25th 2014, 1:47 PM 7,182 Views 66 Comments

IMO President Dr Matthew Sadlier was also critical of the free GP care plan and Universal Health Insurance proposals.

# imo - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Doctors not happy with new health bill proposals published today
# IMO Says NO
# IMO Says NO

Doctors not happy with new health bill proposals published today

Apr 23rd 2014, 5:44 PM 9,803 Views 53 Comments

The IMO says it’s “appalled” at some of the proposals.

# imo - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

IMO members want a review into former CEO's €10m pension pot
# IMO
# IMO

IMO members want a review into former CEO's €10m pension pot

Apr 22nd 2014, 12:03 PM 6,593 Views 25 Comments

A planned review of governance structures in the organisation was shelved last year.

# imo - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal
# Health Committee
# Health Committee

Government accused of targeting people with Down Syndrome in medical card removal

Apr 3rd 2014, 1:21 PM 7,504 Views 13 Comments

The issues were discussed at a Health Committee this morning.

White: I invited the IMO to talk about GP concerns - that hasn't happened
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

White: I invited the IMO to talk about GP concerns - that hasn't happened

Apr 3rd 2014, 6:30 AM 4,178 Views 25 Comments

The IMO said it is studying the minister’s response to its concerns but criticised him for his refusal to negotiate fees with them.