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Nomination of ex-FF Senator and NAGP lobbyist to Sipo labelled 'outrageous' by opposition
# Dáil Debate
# Dáil Debate

Nomination of ex-FF Senator and NAGP lobbyist to Sipo labelled 'outrageous' by opposition

Nov 12th 2020, 3:50 PM 36,251 Views 7 Comments

Geraldine Feeney is listed as having lobbied on behalf of the now defunct doctor’s union.

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Varadkar accused of throwing former NAGP president ‘under the bus'

Nov 5th 2020, 2:09 PM 29,016 Views 45 Comments

Leo Varadkar says he does not “as standard” retain text messages, but retains official emails

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail
# Short Cut
# Short Cut

Leo Varadkar apologises for 'errors of judgement', says he is 'not close friends' with Dr Ó Tuathail

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:05 PM 43,423 Views 150 Comments

The Tánaiste is facing questions from TDs on the controversy.

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 33,025 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 31,355 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.

Former head of NAGP says it was 'wrong' to not have access to GP contract
# Not Best Practice
# Not Best Practice

Former head of NAGP says it was 'wrong' to not have access to GP contract

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 10:46 AM 39,807 Views 0 Comments

Leo Varadkar is expected to answer questions in the Dáil tomorrow regarding this new controversy.

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 34,219 Views 0 Comments

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

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions
# Anatomy Of A Scandal
# Anatomy Of A Scandal

Timeline: GP contract negotiations, the draft deal and Leo Varadkar's actions

Oct 31st 2020, 10:40 PM 60,888 Views 0 Comments

What happened with the draft deal in the spring of 2019?

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 131,573 Views 0 Comments

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

'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign
# Pressure
# Pressure

'Grave concerns' as president and council of national GP group resign

Apr 29th 2019, 8:33 AM 23,218 Views 25 Comments

There had been “serious issues of internal governance” at the National Association of General Practitioners, a statement said.

GPs hit out at 'inappropriate' reports that doctors will receive up to €450 for abortion services
# National Association Of General Practicioners
# National Association Of General Practicioners

GPs hit out at 'inappropriate' reports that doctors will receive up to €450 for abortion services

Nov 13th 2018, 10:34 PM 14,172 Views 38 Comments

Reports today suggested that an agreement had been reached over how much doctors would receive for performing terminations.

GPs accuse Dept of 'using vulnerable patients as fodder' in row over illness benefit forms
# Bad Form
# Bad Form

GPs accuse Dept of 'using vulnerable patients as fodder' in row over illness benefit forms

Aug 28th 2018, 6:14 PM 13,575 Views 17 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has accused GPs of delaying the payouts of illness benefits.

Attempt to remove patients from hospital waiting lists 'a national disgrace', National Association of GPs says
# Health Fail
# Health Fail

Attempt to remove patients from hospital waiting lists 'a national disgrace', National Association of GPs says

Jul 16th 2018, 1:18 PM 17,543 Views 42 Comments

It’s claimed that the most vulnerable in society are being affected

'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs
# Abortion
# Abortion

'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs

Jun 16th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,151 Views 30 Comments

Doctors in NZ who conscientiously object to abortion must inform patients that services are available elsewhere.

Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion'
# Abortion Services
# Abortion Services

Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion'

Jun 11th 2018, 7:44 AM 26,290 Views 108 Comments

The NAGP has insisted onward referral of a patient should not be compulsory.

'We need an accessible service': Cork doctors set up group to ensure abortion provision for all communities
# Doctors For Choice
# Doctors For Choice

'We need an accessible service': Cork doctors set up group to ensure abortion provision for all communities

Jun 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 9,920 Views 7 Comments

Dr Mary Favier said that she expects groups like the one in Cork to be operating around the country.

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

Updated Jun 9th 2018, 4:22 PM 24,976 Views 84 Comments

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result
# Abortion Pills
# Abortion Pills

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

May 27th 2018, 5:00 PM 26,716 Views 100 Comments

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands
# Maitiú ó Tuathail
# Maitiú ó Tuathail

The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands

May 11th 2018, 6:10 AM 48,222 Views 18 Comments

Ireland’s newest doctors are fleeing the country – but the latest head of Ireland’s GP union, the NAGP, Maitiú Ó Tuathail is only 29.

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients
# HSE
# HSE

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

Nov 26th 2017, 12:05 AM 18,486 Views 27 Comments

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'
# Not Enough Money
# Not Enough Money

'In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can't do that'

May 19th 2017, 6:30 AM 10,570 Views 78 Comments

Doctors are struggling with a jump in consultations and lack of resources.

GPs welcome HSE assertion that €9 billion needed to save Irish health service
# Cash Injection
# Cash Injection

GPs welcome HSE assertion that €9 billion needed to save Irish health service

Jan 15th 2017, 2:23 PM 15,219 Views 48 Comments

HSE director general Tony O’Brien argued today that the HSE is in need of significant and immediate investment in order to save the health service.

Doctors defend charging medical card patients for blood tests
# Not On Us
# Not On Us

Doctors defend charging medical card patients for blood tests

Dec 4th 2015, 1:39 PM 19,106 Views 64 Comments

Some GPs continue to pass the cost of the tests onto medical card holders, a practice not sanctioned by the HSE.

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest
# Appointments
# Appointments

Leinster has longest GP waiting times for patients while Munster has shortest

Oct 26th 2015, 1:22 PM 9,851 Views 38 Comments

The average waiting time for a GP has soared from just under 10 hours in 2010 to over 34 hours.

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 17,369 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 18,054 Views 33 Comments

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

Dispute over figures on how many GPs have signed up for under 6s contract
# How Many?
# How Many?

Dispute over figures on how many GPs have signed up for under 6s contract

May 29th 2015, 8:28 AM 7,031 Views 23 Comments

Minister Lynch has rejected the suggestion that the information provided by her was inaccurate.

Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid"
# Controversial
# Controversial

Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid"

Apr 12th 2015, 2:49 PM 14,318 Views 58 Comments

The IMO President, meanwhile, warned of a “crisis of morale” in the health services.

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 29,227 Views 58 Comments

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

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 22,101 Views 29 Comments

Who told whom what, and when?

What does James Reilly think of being described as the worst health minister in history?
# Angry Doctors
# Angry Doctors

What does James Reilly think of being described as the worst health minister in history?

Nov 17th 2014, 11:45 AM 28,435 Views 80 Comments

Doctors have claimed politicians are implementing policies designed to get them more votes rather than create a good heath service.

Half of Ireland's GPs are working more than 50 hours per week
# Doctors
# Doctors

Half of Ireland's GPs are working more than 50 hours per week

Nov 14th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,048 Views 41 Comments

Doctors say their mental health has been affected by the pressure they’re now under.

GPs to protest for the first time ever, but services 'won't be affected' while they're out on the streets
# Doctors
# Doctors

GPs to protest for the first time ever, but services 'won't be affected' while they're out on the streets

Sep 24th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,170 Views 29 Comments

Just over 300 doctors are expected to attend the protest, organised by the National Association of General Practitioners.

Up to 3,000 doctors set to leave Ireland
# FEMPI
# FEMPI

Up to 3,000 doctors set to leave Ireland

Aug 1st 2014, 3:26 PM 14,503 Views 76 Comments

The National Association of General Practitioners is hoping that Leo Varadkar will step in to reverse cuts which affect them.

Doctors call for 'Robin Hood' approach to medical card crisis
# Free Gp Care
# Free Gp Care

Doctors call for 'Robin Hood' approach to medical card crisis

May 21st 2014, 3:00 PM 9,302 Views 33 Comments

The NAGP want the government to divert money that’s ring-fenced for free under six care to discretionary medical cards.

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly...
# GP
# GP

GPs have this stark warning for their former colleague James Reilly...

Jul 18th 2013, 4:20 PM 9,585 Views 70 Comments

The NAGP say the latest round of cuts will undermine patient care and could result in GP practices closing.