8/11/2013   - NEWS - Dr. Ray Walley, Chairman of the GP Committee of the IMO launching the Rescource GP Campaign,  seeking a 5 fold increase in the portion of the health budget spend on General Practice.Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

General practitioners have warned they will consider seeking an injunction to prevent the Department of Health introducing changes to their con(...)

GPs are not employees of the health service but 
are contractors. The position of the Department of Health for several years has been that under competition legislation it could not negotiate with representative bodies in relation to fees.
This position is disputed by the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO).

There will be an opportunity for organisations representing GPs to have an input into a fee structure to apply for the provision of free medical care (...)

A new survey has found that many GPs would be reluctant to take on another GP’s general medical services list in the event of a colleague retiring or leaving general practice.

Only 3 per cent of doctors definitely intend to participate in the proposed scheme to extend free GP care to children aged under six, according to one(...)

The Irish Cancer Society has expressed disappointment that the BreastCheck screening programme will not now be extended to women aged 65-69.

The HSE service plan has been described as an “austerity charter” by the Irish Medical Organisation, while the Opposition queried how €108 million of (...)

The IMO described the HSE’s reversal on the level of savings to be made under medical card probity tests from €113 million to €23 million as a “u-turn” which “undermines the HSE’s credibility on financial issues”.

The HSE service plan for 2014 has been described as an “austerity charter” by the Irish Medical Organisation which says the proposed budget is not ade(...)

Under pressure: the average general practitioner in Ireland sees about 30 patients a day. Photograph: PA

General practitioners – or “family doctors” as the public know them – are interested in improving all areas of health. It is their job to improve the (...)

Dr Aifric Boylan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

For the first time in his 32 years in general practice, Dr Conor O’Neill is in “big trouble” financially and he fears that he could be one of the firs(...)

A new organisation set up to represent the interests of GPs has said it does not intend to poach members from the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO).How(...)

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