The Government has agreed a process to reverse some of the cuts imposed on GPs. Photograph: Getty Images

The memorandum of understanding reached between health service management and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on a new GP contract is an importan(...)

“Insurers should cover more procedures being done in primary rather than in hospitals, which is much more expensive”

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has denied the Government has plans to require patients to have health insurance to access certain procedures and se(...)

A file image of Dr Ray Walley, chairman of the GP committee of the IMO. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Ireland and other European countries are experiencing a “silent epidemic” of superbugs caused by rising resistance to antibiotics, a conference on pri(...)

Talks are to commence next month between the Government and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on a complete review of the State’s contract with GPs.  Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Talks are to commence next month between the Government and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) on a complete review of the State’s contract with GPs(...)

Chairman of the IMO’s GP committee Dr Ray Walley: “Over 150 new GPs qualify each year, yet we are seeing no increase in the numbers of GPs practising here.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Organisations representing doctors have taken issue with the Department of Health over its claims that there is no evidence of a mass exodus of GPs f(...)

A post-election poll after the recent local and European elections, in which the Government parties were routed, produced one especially disturbing re(...)

Minister of State for Pimary Care Alex White:  has welcomed the agreement with the IMO. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The agreement reached between the Department of Health and the Irish Medical Organisation clears the way for the drawing up of a new GP contract for (...)

 Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White has urged GPs to engage in what amounts to ‘talks about talks’.

The first direct engagement between the Government and family doctors on the Coalition’s controversial plans for free GP care for children under six a(...)

The IMO wrote to Minister for Health James Reilly three months ago in relation to its concerns about the charge, but has yet to receive a response.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Family doctors have called for an independent review of the prescription charge, saying it is causing undue hardship to sections of the population.The(...)

 Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White was greeted with silence as he entered a meeting of IMO members in Maynooth today, where he defended plans to give free GP care to children aged under-6,  and there was no applause when he concluded. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The Government does not intend to introduce further cuts to the professional fees for general practitioners barring any unforeseen events, Mini(...)