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(...)

Five places on the national scheme for training GPs – three in the northeast and two in the midlands – remain unfilled after three rounds of offers to qualified medical graduates. It is the first time all available places on the scheme have not been filled.

Fears of a brain drain of doctors have grown after the national scheme for training GPs failed to fill all available places this year for the first(...)

The chairman of the GP Committee of the 
Irish Medical Organisation (
IMO
)
 Dr Ray Walley said the legislation ‘had exceeded our worst fears’. Photograph: PA Wire

The Irish Medical Organisation has said it is “appalled” by proposed legislation aimed at giving effect to the Government’s plans to introduce (...)

Alex White, Minister of State for Primary Care: following months of disagreement over what could be covered in negotiations, Mr White is now proposing “talks about talks” on how engagement might proceed. .Photograph: Alan Betson

Family doctors risk losing their existing under-six medical card patients if they fail to sign up to the Government’s plan to extend GP care to(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation said 
last night 
the research showed 
that
the 
Government’s
under-sixes plan would  create waiting lists for GPs for the first time.

Government plans to extend free GP care to children aged under six will result in an extra 750,000 visits to doctors each year, new research s(...)