Dr Martin Ruttledge launching the Migraine Quick Reference Guide, which he co-authored. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

About 750,000 people in Ireland suffer from migraine and the statistics are becoming “worse and worse”, a leading consultant neurologist has said. Dr(...)

Dublin Castle in May 2018 after the abortion referendum count: There has been opposition among some GPs to plans that practitioners would provide abortion services. Photograph: Collins

The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) will hold an extraordinary general meeting for its members next month to discuss the provision of ab(...)

Dublin Castle in May 2018 after the abortion referendum count: GPs are seeking an egm to discuss whether general practice is the appropriate setting for abortion services.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Family doctors concerned at the Government’s plans for abortion seem set to secure an extraordinary general meeting of the Irish College of General Pr(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said that provision for conscientious objectors would be provided for in the final legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Moves to draw up clinical guidelines for the introduction of abortion services will begin on Tuesday through a consultation process with GP bodies and(...)

Intensive care unit at a children’s hopsital. File photgraph:  Bryan O’Brien

A child has died from suspected meningococcal meningitis in Co Meath and a second child has the condition. Both children are under 12 years and from (...)

The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) said it would ‘give appropriate consideration to the Government’s proposals for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution’.  File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

The organisation representing over 85 per cent of GPs in the State has said that if the Eighth Amendment is repealed it will draw up clinical guidelin(...)

ICGP: ‘The issue is not to improve clinician grading of whiplash so much as to bring the level of awards down to levels seen in comparable jurisdictions in similar societies such as our own’

Most compensated claims for whiplash are “frankly spurious” , the professional body for general practice training has said. In a submission to the Pe(...)

A 3D image of the Hepatitis virus.

Six in 10 people infected with the hepatitis C virus in the Republic remain undiagnosed, a major conference has heard. The conference, entitled Hidde(...)

Family doctors have warned further increases in eligibility for free GP care in the absence of increased capacity will lead to waiting lists. Photograph: PA.

Family doctors have warned further increases in eligibility for free GP care in the absence of increased capacity will jeopardise the provision of sam(...)

Left waiting in pain: 13-year-old Megan Halvey Ryan who has curvature of the spine

Anyone watching RTÉ Investigates television documentary Living on the List would have been shocked by the individual cases which are a fair representa(...)

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