The IMO says 56 per cent of its consultant members indicated in a survey their willingness to leave public health in the event of a ban. Photograph: Thinkstock

Most consultants would consider leaving the public health system if a ban on treating fee-paying patients is put in place, according to the Irish Medi(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said investment in primary care is key to building a better health service. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Family doctors have warned they will not be in a position to provide additional services for patients in the community – a key element of the Governme(...)

The IMO has said individual GPs could not and should not be obliged to provide an abortion service.   Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

GPs will seek to be paid for operating any new abortion service under a new separate contract with the State if the planned referendum to repeal the E(...)

There is mounting concern at the highest echelons of the Department of Health that healthcare professionals are failing to avail of the flu vaccine in sufficient numbers. File photograph: Getty Images

A mandatory order requiring health professionals to have the flu vaccine is under consideration. Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he will co(...)

The level of overcrowding in hospitals across the country has eased with 473 people on trolleys. Photograph: iStock

A former president of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has questioned suggestions by the HSE that flu cases are likely to peak in the coming days.(...)

 INMO figures suggest  number of people on trolleys is down from the record levels of 677 reached last week.

The current level of hospital overcrowding will “look like a picnic” compared to what will happen in the future unless capacity is increased, the head(...)

Irish Pharmacy Union: its proposal would “alleviate pressure on overworked GPs”. Photograph: Bloomberg

Community pharmacists are urging the Government to introduce a minor-ailment scheme that would allow patients with medical cards to be treated for com(...)

The INMO said there were 483 patients awaiting admission to a hospital bed on trolleys  on Friday, down from nearly 600 on Thursday, and a record  677 on Wednesday

There were more than 2,400 patients on trolleys waiting for a hospital bed at some stage since the start of the new year, nurses have said. While th(...)

The Irish Medical Organisation  said the country’s hospitals were effectively running an emergency service only on a year-round basis, with elective procedures now down to a trickle.  Photograph: Getty images

As the hospital overcrowding crisis reached new record levels on Wednesday, Minister for Health Simon Harris said lessons learned in centres that were(...)

Dr Mary Rogan agrees that Fempi cuts had affected many GPs, and two doctors who had retired near her in Headford, Co Galway, had not been replaced. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

West coast general practitioners like Dr Mary Rogan and Dr Jerry Cowley know how deserving carers are of any sort of support, but they are worried abo(...)

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