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(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said that provision for conscientious objectors would be provided for in the final legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Moves to draw up clinical guidelines for the introduction of abortion services will begin on Tuesday through a consultation process with GP bodies and(...)

Advocates for a No vote in a demonstration on Grafton Street in Dublin. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Undecided voters will have to decide in the next few days whether they accept the premise – framed by the Government and Together for Yes – that the o(...)

A new online system for approving patients for Versatis pain-relief patches has been criticised by one highly placed GP, who says it is placing an und(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris    is scheduled to address doctors at the annual conference of the IIMO in Killarney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A new deal between the State and general practitioners will be absolutely essential if the Government’s overall healthcare reforms are to be introduce(...)

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(...)

“GPs are already at maximum capacity, with burnout being a major issue amongst our members,” according to the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP). File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

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

A committed approach can see doctors and the Government reach agreement on a new deal that will ‘benefit patients in every community’ and in return  provide rewarding careers for general practitioners, a Minister of State has said. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

Talks with GPs on a new approach to fees in return for service improvements are expected to begin in the coming weeks, a Minister of State has said. (...)

 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(...)

The National Association of General Practitioners  will argue  GPs have been disproportionately hit by the cuts. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

GPs have said they want to see greater clarity about the Government’s plans for the Sláintecare reform programme before agreeing a new contract with t(...)

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