IMO conference has heard it can be difficult to get patients admitted to hospital to have tumours removed due to a lack of beds.

New Government proposals to address the controversial system of lower pay rates for recently recruited staff in the public service would not be adequa(...)

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(...)

Doctors will be paid €450 for three visits under the new contract for termination of pregnancy services.

The Government has reached agreement with family doctors to operate its planned GP-led service for the provision of abortions from next year. As part(...)

IMO president Dr Peadar Gilligan warned overcrowding will remain an issue if recommendations are not followed. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/ SON Photographic

The number of patients on hospital trolleys could exceed 1,000 at times this winter, a doctors’ conference has heard. Speaking at an event in Dublin (...)

The Government needs to commit funding to ensure the success of Sláintecare Social Democrat co-leader Roisín Shortall has said. Ms Shortall was cha(...)

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(...)

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The Government has agreed a multimillion euro deal with GPs to facilitate a free repeat smear test and a medical consultation after more than a week o(...)

Currently, oral hormonal contraception pills, patches, rings and injections all require a prescription. Photograph: Getty

GPs have strongly rejected proposals by the Irish Pharmacy Union that pharmacists should be given control of a State-funded, free national contracepti(...)

The issue of the crisis in general practice and the Government’s plans for a new contract and for a new arrangement on fees are expected to feature prominently at the IMO conference. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire

A reversal of austerity-era financial cuts for general practitioners could cost €120 million and will require doctors to take on additional work, Taoi(...)

 Minister for Health Simon Harris said investment in primary care is key to building a better health service. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Family doctors have warned they will not be in a position to provide additional services for patients in the community – a key element of the Governme(...)

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