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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(...)

The processing delays stem from a dispute between the Department  Social Protection and GPs over the introduction of new illness certification forms in recent weeks. Photograph: iStock

Civil servants have warned they could take industrial action as a result of “aggressive and abusive” calls they are receiving due to delays in the pay(...)

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The CervicalCheck controversy has caused huge distress to hundreds of women, damaged the reputation of the country’s vital screening programmes and lo(...)

Currently, oral hormonal contraception pills, patches, rings and injections all require a prescription. Photograph: Getty

GPs have strongly rejected proposals by the Irish Pharmacy Union that pharmacists should be given control of a State-funded, free national contracepti(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris says he will be briefing the Cabinet in the coming days and that talks with GPs should be under way again in a matter of weeks.  Photograph: Photocall Ireland 

General practitioners have rejected proposals by the Government that would see the reversal of financial cuts imposed on them following the economic c(...)

 Dr Dan Crowley (left), a member of the  National Association of General Practitioners’ council, with  the organisation’s president Dr Emmet Kerin. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

A number of valued members have quit the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) due to concerns over internal governance issues, the gro(...)

“We cannot look at payments in isolation. We must also look at what the GP is delivering in terms of care in the community,” said one doctor. Photograph: iStock

The more than €540 million paid by the Health Service Executive to GPs last year was money “very well spent”, Minister for Health Simon Harris has sai(...)

The National Association of General Practitioners says general practice is in crisis and needs to be rescued urgently for the sake of the profession and in the best interests of patients. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The National Association of General Practitioners has called for the ring-fenced investment of €2.5 billion in primary care over the next five years. (...)

Among those on the list of the top 100 payees is Fianna Fáil Senator and Mayo GP Keith Swanick, who received over €494,000 during the year.

The State’s 100 top-earning GP practices and co-operatives shared gross payments of more than €53 million from the HSE in 2015. Twenty GP practices (...)

A group of healthcare organisations wants to see greater use of IT measures such as electronic referrals and action to address the issue of GP stress and burnout.

A group of health professionals have called for the appointment of a Cabinet minister for primary care. The Primary Care Partnership Executive said (...)

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