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(...)

Minister of State  for  Health Alex White: said his door remains open to the Irish Medical Organisation and other doctors’ representative bodies. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Health Alex White said the GP contract for children under six is an “opening position(...)

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White. The National Association of General Practitioners said it wished to engage in serious discussions with the Minister on a new contract. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Family doctors from across the West met in Galway last night as part of a continuing campaign to oppose the prop(...)

General practitioners have warned they face being “overwhelmed” by millions of additional patients when free visits are introduced despite Government assurances that this will not happen. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

General practitioners have warned they face being “overwhelmed” by millions of additional patients when free visits are introduced despite Gove(...)

8/11/2013   - NEWS - Dr. Ray Walley, Chairman of the GP Committee of the IMO launching the Rescource GP Campaign,  seeking a 5 fold increase in the portion of the health budget spend on General Practice.Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

General practitioners have warned they will consider seeking an injunction to prevent the Department of Health introducing changes to their con(...)

GPs are not employees of the health service but 
rather
are contractors. The position of the Department of Health for several years has been that under competition legislation it could not negotiate with representative bodies in relation to fees.
This position is disputed by the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO).

There will be an opportunity for organisations representing GPs to have an input into a fee structure to apply for the provision of free medical care (...)

A new survey has found that many GPs would be reluctant to take on another GP’s general medical services list in the event of a colleague retiring or leaving general practice.

Only 3 per cent of doctors definitely intend to participate in the proposed scheme to extend free GP care to children aged under six, according to one(...)

The Irish Cancer Society has expressed disappointment that the BreastCheck screening programme will not now be extended to women aged 65-69.

The HSE service plan has been described as an “austerity charter” by the Irish Medical Organisation, while the Opposition queried how €108 million of (...)

The IMO described the HSE’s reversal on the level of savings to be made under medical card probity tests from €113 million to €23 million as a “u-turn” which “undermines the HSE’s credibility on financial issues”.

The HSE service plan for 2014 has been described as an “austerity charter” by the Irish Medical Organisation which says the proposed budget is not ade(...)

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