The Irish Medical Organisation has rejected the Minister for Health’s revised proposal to encourage GPs to work in rural Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The Irish Medical Organisation has rejected the Minister for Health’s revised proposal to encourage GPs to work in rural Ireland. Following months o(...)

Given the daily diet of depressing news about various crises in the health services, it’s a shock to realise that the problems we are facing today wil(...)

GPs have called for the creation of a dedicated fund for chronic disease management to meet the rapidly rising needs of an ageing population.  Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire.

GPs have called for the creation of a dedicated fund for chronic disease management to meet the rapidly rising needs of an ageing population. The Iri(...)

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 (...)

The introduction of the Government’s planned extension of free GP care for all children under age 12 potentially faces new delays . The Irish Medical(...)

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(...)

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