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#Irish Medical Organisation

# irish-medical-organisation - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president

Aug 11th 2021, 8:54 AM 21,704 Views 33 Comments

Rising cases of Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses pose difficulties for an “exhausted” health system.

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 12,130 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”.

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 40,315 Views 42 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 32,388 Views 0 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement
# Questions
# Questions

Fianna Fáil minister says Varadkar's actions not 'appropriate' and calls for 'very frank' Dáil statement

Nov 1st 2020, 1:56 PM 34,156 Views 0 Comments

Paschal Donohoe backed Leo Varadkar, even as pressure grows on the Tánaiste.

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 131,462 Views 0 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 24,156 Views 41 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 31,614 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.

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 12,471 Views 31 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 15,458 Views 44 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 14,111 Views 85 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Warning that patients may be going 'codeine shopping’ to access the addictive painkiller
# Over The Counter
# Over The Counter

Warning that patients may be going 'codeine shopping’ to access the addictive painkiller

Apr 16th 2019, 11:43 AM 47,443 Views 48 Comments

Codeine addiction is at “epidemic” levels, according to a new article in the IMJ

# irish-medical-organisation - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services
# Fine Details
# Fine Details

Harris hails 'significant step' as contract agreed with doctors for the provision of abortion services

Nov 14th 2018, 7:43 PM 11,408 Views 59 Comments

The contract will be offered by the HSE to medical practitioners who express an interest in providing such services.

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 17,795 Views 45 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 10,699 Views 36 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 21,837 Views 15 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - Friday 2 June, 2017

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work
# Definitions Of Success
# Definitions Of Success

'Don't keep it a secret': One in five female doctors has been sexually harassed at work

Jun 2nd 2017, 6:15 AM 33,467 Views 31 Comments

Nearly half of female doctors delay starting a family for career reasons.

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 15,353 Views 47 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 10,726 Views 3 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 16,200 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 10,937 Views 29 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 6,965 Views 29 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 12,517 Views 16 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 9,678 Views 29 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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.

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 6,533 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.

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 7,186 Views 66 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - 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 6,598 Views 25 Comments

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

# irish-medical-organisation - Thursday 3 April, 2014

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.

# irish-medical-organisation - Monday 10 March, 2014

Warning over risk if blood thinning drugs taken at wrong dose
# Dosage Concerns
# Dosage Concerns

Warning over risk if blood thinning drugs taken at wrong dose

Mar 10th 2014, 2:05 PM 12,719 Views 13 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation criticised the HSE over the method that it released the information.

# irish-medical-organisation - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

IMO wants "real negotiations" on free GP care
# Children
# Children

IMO wants "real negotiations" on free GP care

Feb 26th 2014, 6:52 PM 6,751 Views 73 Comments

Doctors held a ‘mass briefing’ for parliamentarians throughout today.

# irish-medical-organisation - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Link between anorexia and dental braces needs to be explored - report
# Weight Loss
# Weight Loss

Link between anorexia and dental braces needs to be explored - report

Feb 11th 2014, 6:12 PM 23,569 Views 49 Comments

A study of the condition in an Irish hospital found that it is developing a younger age and becoming more common in males

# irish-medical-organisation - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Free under 6s GP care dubbed 'trojan horse' to change doctor conditions
# Sneaky
# Sneaky

Free under 6s GP care dubbed 'trojan horse' to change doctor conditions

Feb 1st 2014, 3:45 PM 11,115 Views 35 Comments

The IMO said a new draft contract for the initiative would mean a significantly increased workload for doctors and would require additional resources.

# irish-medical-organisation - Monday 20 January, 2014

HSE set to sanction hospitals in breach of junior doctor working hours directive
# Junior Doctors
# Junior Doctors

HSE set to sanction hospitals in breach of junior doctor working hours directive

Jan 20th 2014, 6:45 AM 5,443 Views 15 Comments

The IMO and HSE will meet at the end of this month to decide which hospitals should be sanctioned for failure to comply with the directive which put an end to 24 hour shifts.

# irish-medical-organisation - Sunday 10 November, 2013

IMO accuses Reilly of 'racing ahead' with extension of free GP care
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

IMO accuses Reilly of 'racing ahead' with extension of free GP care

Nov 10th 2013, 4:58 PM 7,639 Views 15 Comments

GPs are also reporting “extensive unease” among patients over the withdrawal of discretionary medical cards.

# irish-medical-organisation - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Minister: Doctors dispute will not be resolved at the picket line
# Doctors Strike
# Doctors Strike

Minister: Doctors dispute will not be resolved at the picket line

Oct 8th 2013, 9:10 PM 8,261 Views 34 Comments

The strike has impacted about 7,400 patients across 51 hospitals.

# irish-medical-organisation - Friday 4 October, 2013

'Cum spiro, spero': Reilly hopes there won't be an overrun in the health budget
# Health
# Health

'Cum spiro, spero': Reilly hopes there won't be an overrun in the health budget

Oct 4th 2013, 8:08 AM 6,118 Views 62 Comments

The Health Minister probably meant ‘dum spiro, spero’…

# irish-medical-organisation - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification
# Junior Doctors
# Junior Doctors

Doctors' strike now suspended indefinitely as IMO seeks clarification

Sep 24th 2013, 11:23 AM 4,640 Views 38 Comments

The strike was postponed for a week last Friday, but no date for the action is now being given by the doctors’ union.

# irish-medical-organisation - Friday 20 September, 2013

Doctors’ strike called off for a week as IMO considers deal
# Junior Doctors
# Junior Doctors

Doctors’ strike called off for a week as IMO considers deal

Sep 20th 2013, 11:02 PM 6,985 Views 26 Comments

The 24 hour action planned for next Wednesday has been postponed — but not taken off the table entirely — following developments today.

# irish-medical-organisation - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Talks to avert doctors' strike to resume on Friday after local 'roster check'
# Junior Doctors
# Junior Doctors

Talks to avert doctors' strike to resume on Friday after local 'roster check'

Sep 17th 2013, 9:53 PM 5,097 Views 18 Comments

But plans for the 24 hour work stoppage by junior doctors next Wednesday remain in place following talks at the LRC today.

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