The doctor will see you now: GP-Online is set to be rolled out shortly

A new service that enables GPs in Ireland to provide live consultations with patients through smartphones and tablets is to be launched shortly. GP-O(...)

Residents of Bansha, Co Tipperary, pack their local community hall at a public meeting in November. They are concerned that a GP vacancy be filled. Photograph: John D Kelly

The Health Service Executive has reinstated allowances in a bid to fill a rural GP post in Bansha, Co Tipperary, even though the post was originally (...)

 Residents  of  Bansha, Co Tipperary, pack the community hall at the public meeting regarding the closure of the local GP surgery. Photograph:  John D Kelly

The name of Dr Marguerite Madigan, who is due to retire in mid-January, is much on the lips of the people of Bansha in south Tipperary. Commen(...)

“These figures act as a warning sign for the safety of patients.” Photograph: Katrina Wittkamp/Getty

Family doctors have said it now takes more than one day and 10 hours on average for a patient to secure a routine appointment with a general practitio(...)

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The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has claimed that the “vast, vast majority” of GPs around the country who have signed the co(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Kiya O’Connor at the launch of the online registration system for  free GP care for children under six at St Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Parents have signed up more than 10,000 children on the first day of the Government’s free GP care for under-sixes scheme, despite the dedicated websi(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and Minister for Primary and Social Care  Kathleen Lynch pictured in 2014. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) website crashed on Monday morning as parents began registering their children for free GP care for under-sixes. A H(...)

The introduction of free GP care for children is one of the Government’s key healthcare reforms. While a deal was reached with the IMO several weeks ago, the plan has been strongly opposed by the National Association of General Practitioners

Family doctors have now been given until June 5th to sign contracts if they wish to take part in the Government’s new scheme to provide free GP care t(...)

The Government recently reached a deal with the Irish Medical Organisation on the provision of free GP care for children under six. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

GPs have been warned that they risk breaching competition law if they share with other doctors their intentions on the Government’s new contract fo(...)

IMO president Dr Ray Walley and  Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar at the IMO annual conference in  Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The proposed deal to provide free family doctor care to all children under six has divided doctors, with the plan being rejected by the National Asso(...)

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