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(...)

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 National Association of General Practitioners has described as “profoundly shocking” reports that children were abusing valium in the city. Photograph: Istock

Children as young as 13 are using valium bought online as a recreational drug, according to the city’s mayor. Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis said he h(...)

UHG’s centre of excellence treats cancer patients right along the Atlantic seaboard from Donegal to north Clare. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Eleanor McGowan adopts an easy attitude to her cancer diagnosis, but knows a look of near panic when she sees one. “It’s when a machine breaks down, (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: has been asked  to close the €109 million funding gap in the health service’s capital budget to ensure an “essential” Galway cancer treatment unit is built. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Any delay in developing a new €30-million cancer treatment centre in Galway is “completely unacceptable”, the president of the National Association of(...)

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(...)

The annual overruns in the health budget are as predictable now as the arrival of the first swallow. Photograph: Getty Images

No sooner was the Sláintecare implementation plan published when it started. The nurses said it would all collapse if the issue of their “inadequate p(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris and Laura Magahy, executive director of the Sláintecare Programme Office. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Government’s has unveiled its 10-year plan to reform the health service but has failed to provide a definitive timeline for the Sláintecare initia(...)

The National Association for General Practitioners estimates that as many as eight in 10 GPs would choose not to opt-in under such a system.

The Government is expected to design an opt-in system for medical professionals willing to provide abortion services and allow doctors conscientiously(...)

Not every GP will be able to provide for abortion because of a “host of factors”, including everyday practicalities, a spokeswoman for the National Association of General Practitioners said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Family doctors will tell the government they must be allowed decide for themselves whether to offer abortion or not. The National Association of Gene(...)

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