The Irish Medical Organisation is engaged in intensive talks with health service management which are “difficult and challenging”.

Family doctors will not accept having to provide additional or new services to medical card patients in return for the restoration of pay cuts, the Ir(...)

Nursing is a demanding job, made more difficult these days because public hospitals are full all the time. Photograph: Regis Duvignau

The nurses are going on strike and one of their grievances is poor staffing levels. But there’s a serious question hovering out there: are there too m(...)

The IMO said industrial action would commence on January 14th when members would put in place a work-to-rule in the public health out-of-hours service. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Specialists in public health medicine are to commence industrial action in mid-January, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said. The doctors ar(...)

Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Health Service Executive bosses were shy about identifying targets at the launch of this year’s winter plan for the health service, but one hospital m(...)

The HSE will spend €30 million on extra beds, and set up ‘winter-ready’ clinics for older persons and those with chronic diseases

The Health Service Executive has said that it “absolutely expects” that the number of people who will spend time on trolleys in hospitals this winter (...)

 Dr Annaliese O’Sullivan, Dr Darach Brennan, nurse Máire Hughes, Dr Mairéad Brennan and practice manager Denise O’Keefe  at Johnstown Medical Centre, Waterford city. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Everyone has a view on GPs. Depending on who you talk to, they are overworked, under-resourced and at risk of burn-out, or they’re overpaid, under-str(...)

IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan said vacant posts for consultants “are proving impossible to fill”.

The Irish Medical Organisation has warned it may take industrial action in the New Year over the two-tier pay system for hospital consultants. The un(...)

Last winter saw record levels of hospital overcrowding, including several days when more than 700 patients were on trolleys.

Longer operating hours for injury units and X-ray departments, the greater use of private sector beds and diagnostic facilities, and the setting up of(...)

The HSE paid out €533 million in fees and allowances to GPs in 2017.  Photograph:  Thinkstock

One general practice received more than €1.1 million in gross fees and other payments from the State last year, official figures reveal. Nearly 30 do(...)

Doctors will be paid €450 for three visits under the new contract for termination of pregnancy services.

The Government has reached agreement with family doctors to operate its planned GP-led service for the provision of abortions from next year. As part(...)

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