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(...)

IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan warned overcrowding will remain an issue if recommendations are not followed. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic

The number of patients on hospital trolleys could exceed 1,000 at times this winter, a doctors’ conference has heard. Speaking at an event in Dublin (...)

The Government needs to commit funding to ensure the success of Sláintecare Social Democrat co-leader Roisín Shortall has said. Ms Shortall was cha(...)

Online medical services: beneficial or a cause for concern?

We use our phones and computers for work, online shopping, and the majority of our banking services – so why not for a visit to the GP? A video or onl(...)

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The Government has agreed a multimillion euro deal with GPs to facilitate a free repeat smear test and a medical consultation after more than a week o(...)

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(...)

The issue of the crisis in general practice and the Government’s plans for a new contract and for a new arrangement on fees are expected to feature prominently at the IMO conference. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

A reversal of austerity-era financial cuts for general practitioners could cost €120 million and will require doctors to take on additional work, Taoi(...)

 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 Department of Health said all people in receipt of carer’s allowance were to receive a GP visit card, but the National Association of General Practitioners  said the  announcement was “a populist move to win votes”. File photograph: Getty Images

A pledge by Minister for Health Simon Harris to provide 40,000 carers with free visits to general practitioners is a “vote-buying exercise” that he ca(...)

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