On July 31st, the average number of clinical diagnoses per doctor was 0.56, rising to 1.24 on August 4th, after the bank holiday weekend. Photograph: Getty

General practitioners have reported an increase in the number of patients who are presenting with Covid-19 symptoms since the August bank holiday week(...)

Ireland is set to publish a list of safe countries to travel to but Government advice remains that all unnecessary international travel should be avoided. Photograph: iStock

Experts have warned that a so-called “green list” of countries deemed comparatively safe in terms of Covid-19 infection spread will confuse people who(...)

Dr Maitiu O Tuathail said during June they would go several days without any referrals at all, but there has been a notable upsurge  since the latest lockdown restrictions were lifted on June 29th.

The number of people in Dublin presenting with Covid-like symptoms is approaching figures similar to March before the surge happened, a well-known GP (...)

People out and about in Dublin city centre on Sunday. Photograph: Collins

The Department of Health reported no additional deaths from coronavirus and 18 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday. This is the fifth day of no(...)

There is uncertainty around those who have been given a testing time and date but have not yet been swabbed. Doctors’ organisations have said they are seeking clarity on this.

You may have seen and heard a lot of commentary this morning around the criteria for getting tested for Covid-19. This comes on top of several days of(...)

Security guards are seen at Croke Park in Dublin, which is being used as a testing facility for Covid-19. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Patients should expect to wait up to a week after first making contact with their doctor for the results of Covid-19 tests, amid unprecedented levels (...)

Ryan Tubridy got more political than he meant to last week. Photograph: RTÉ

As he surveys the papers at the start of his show, Ryan Tubridy has some good news for those already suffering from election fatigue. “Obviously it’s (...)

The majority of absences from work are for colds and flus. Photograph: iStock

What happens when you are too sick to make it into work? As we all fall ill from time to time, it seems like it should be straightforward enough. Diff(...)

National Association of General Practitioners’s leadership hopes to have a comprehensive package of measures in place to deal with financial difficulties in the coming days.

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has lost about 200 members in recent weeks since the Government reached agreement with the Ir(...)

National Association of General Practitioners president Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail said he had resigned as he had ‘grave concerns’ with regards to the organisation’s governance. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

The president and the national council of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) have resigned from the organisation over what they (...)

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