The introduction of free GP care for children is one of the Government’s key healthcare reforms. While a deal was reached with the IMO several weeks ago, the plan has been strongly opposed by the National Association of General Practitioners

Family doctors have now been given until June 5th to sign contracts if they wish to take part in the Government’s new scheme to provide free GP care t(...)

The Government recently reached a deal with the Irish Medical Organisation on the provision of free GP care for children under six. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

GPs have been warned that they risk breaching competition law if they share with other doctors their intentions on the Government’s new contract fo(...)

IMO president Dr Ray Walley and  Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar at the IMO annual conference in  Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The proposed deal to provide free family doctor care to all children under six has divided doctors, with the plan being rejected by the National Asso(...)

The Government has reached agreement with the Irish Medical Organisation on a recommended fee for the introduction of free GP care for children

The Government has reached agreement with the Irish Medical Organisation on fees to be offered for a contract introducing free GP care for children un(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has rounded on the National Association of General Practitioners after it called on members not to sign up to the Government’s proposal for free care for under-6s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has rounded on the National Association of General Practitioners after it called on members not to sign up to the Gov(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar warned of a possible upsurge in flu cases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Overcrowding in hospital emergency departments has eased further, with 364 people on trolleys today, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organi(...)

The National Association of General Practitioners has called on the Government to “stop the madness” in its policies and care for people in the community rather than being so reliant on hospital care

The Government’s plan to introduce free GP care for under-6s next year is in jeopardy after one of the GP organisations called for its postponement.D(...)

The formation of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) last year was motivated not simply by concerns GPs had over the state of gen(...)

IMO agreement: the development is “highly significant”

The agreements reached between the Irish Medical Organisation, the Department of Health and the Competition Authority should facilitate talks on de(...)

Minister of State for Primary Care
 Alex White: a letter from the IMO says proposed contract for treating under-sixes incorporates a process similar to the Fempi

Doctors are threatening a constitutional challenge to the Government’s pla(...)