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From TheJournal.ie 'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract Health

'Slow drive' Dublin protest as young GPs say 'they will not stay in the country' under current contract

The NAGP says 700 GPs are set to retire over the next five years.

From TheJournal.ie Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services Termination

Guidelines published for GPs who will provide abortion services

Services are expected to begin from 1 January.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law ICGP

'There are a lot of questions to be answered': GPs group to meet to discuss concerns over abortion law

It is expected a landmark bill to regulate abortion services in Ireland will pass in the Dáil in coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services Survey

Moral objection or no time: Majority of GPs say they can't provide abortion services

Legislation on the provision of abortion has been debated by the Oireachtas health committee this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's too easy to use trucks in attacks': Irish team aiming to prevent vehicles being used by terrorists Daimler Ag

'It's too easy to use trucks in attacks': Irish team aiming to prevent vehicles being used by terrorists

Researchers from WIT are among those working on an EU-funded project to help find uses for Europe’s new GPS system.

From TheJournal.ie Google records people's movements even when told not to Location History

Google records people's movements even when told not to

The privacy issue affects some two billion Android users and hundreds of millions of iPhone users worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019 Cancer

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

From TheJournal.ie 'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs Abortion

'New Zealand option' may provide resolution to stand-off between Harris and GPs

Doctors in NZ who conscientiously object to abortion must inform patients that services are available elsewhere.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should conscientiously objecting GPs be compelled to refer for abortions?

85% of the country’s GPs do not believe that abortion should be part of routine general practice, according to the NAGP.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion' Abortion Services

Simon Harris: Stance of GP group 'flies in the face of care and compassion'

The NAGP has insisted onward referral of a patient should not be compulsory.

From TheJournal.ie Young woman drowns in Prague while playing global GPS-based treasure hunt GPs

Young woman drowns in Prague while playing global GPS-based treasure hunt

he identity of the 27-year-old victim has not yet been confirmed by the coroner.

From TheJournal.ie GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services Eighth Amendment

GPs group calls on Harris to ensure doctors must 'opt in' to provide abortion services

The NAGP passed a series of motions after an emergency meeting today following the result of the referendum.

From TheJournal.ie GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result Abortion Pills

GPs to hold emergency meeting to discuss referendum result

Abortion services are expected to be GP-led.

From TheJournal.ie How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland? Medical Abortion

How do GPs treat women who've taken abortion pills in Ireland?

“They’d be more nervous telling a doctor they don’t know. Oftentimes, they might say they’re miscarrying.”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services? This post contains a poll

Poll: Should GPs start charging for some medical card services?

The annual meeting of the Irish Medical Organisation has heard that many general practices are struggling to survive.

From TheJournal.ie Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests Free Healthcare

Medical card patients claim HSE is refusing to reimburse them for GP blood tests

Last month Health Minister Simon Harris said the HSE would arrange for refunds if a patient had been incorrectly charged.

From TheJournal.ie 'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests Free Healthcare

'I left weeping': Medical card patients are still being charged by GPs for blood tests

The HSE has said blood tests should be covered by the card and patients should report their GPs if they are charged.

From TheJournal.ie Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services Unwanted Pregnancy

Some GPs are 'outraged' that they're being expected to lead abortion services

The government wants terminations to be a ‘GP-led’ service.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough Warning

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.

From TheJournal.ie 'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients HSE

'A knife was pulled on me for refusing a prescription': GPs want more protection from violent patients

A union representing GPs say there’s been an increase in the number of attacks on their members over the past several years; GPs want the HSE to put a process in place to protect staff and patients.

From TheJournal.ie GPs say they're not to blame for overcrowded hospitals Critical

GPs say they're not to blame for overcrowded hospitals

There have been some suggestion that local practices referring cases to Emergency Departments is making the problem worse.

From TheJournal.ie Team kit stolen from Irish doctors days before Medical World Cup Theft

Team kit stolen from Irish doctors days before Medical World Cup

The team say they will go out there and represent Ireland with passion – even if they have to do it in their white coats.

From TheJournal.ie Public patients waiting 20 times as long for brain scans than private patients Wealth Divide

Public patients waiting 20 times as long for brain scans than private patients

“The grim reality of our healthcare system is that the difference between life and death can come down to your ability to pay for healthcare.”

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment Overcrowding

‘Sensible people are putting their health at risk’ – Patients going to GPs when they need emergency treatment

Meanwhile, doctors are being balloted on industrial action at University Hospital Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not asking for much, just access to a doctor' The Doctor Is Out

'We're not asking for much, just access to a doctor'

The village of Feakle doesn’t have a GP and Kildysart has been relying on locum care for a year.

From TheJournal.ie Here's some of the US military's most high-tech projects DARPA

Here's some of the US military's most high-tech projects

This is some seriously futuristic stuff.

From TheJournal.ie HSE encourages parents to bring under-sixes to GPs for cuts and scrapes It's On
From TheJournal.ie Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point? Your Say This post contains a poll

Do the GPs objecting to free care for the under-sixes have a point?

The Minister for Health is delighted that 40,000 children are now registered for free medical care, but Irish doctors are not so impressed.

From TheJournal.ie Leo tells GPs to "cop on" in heated exchange over under-sixes Gloves Are Off

Leo tells GPs to "cop on" in heated exchange over under-sixes

The minister was accused of stroke politics and he was having none of that.

From TheJournal.ie Just under 1,500 GPs have signed up for under-sixes free GP care From Today

Just under 1,500 GPs have signed up for under-sixes free GP care

Parents are now able to sign their under-sixes up for free GP care

From TheJournal.ie Dispute over figures on how many GPs have signed up for under 6s contract How Many?

Dispute over figures on how many GPs have signed up for under 6s contract

Minister Lynch has rejected the suggestion that the information provided by her was inaccurate.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid" Controversial

Doctors' group says free GP care for under-sixes deal is "medical apartheid"

The IMO President, meanwhile, warned of a “crisis of morale” in the health services.

From TheJournal.ie Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you Trolley Watch

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service

From TheJournal.ie 90% of Irish medical students considering emigration after they qualify Flight Of The Doctors

90% of Irish medical students considering emigration after they qualify

In a study by NUI Galway, a third of students also said they had a poor understanding of how the Irish health system works.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are 'inaccurate and wide of the mark' UNDER 6

Doctors say reports of them getting €100 per child are 'inaccurate and wide of the mark'

The Department of Health states that negotiations are ongoing.

From TheJournal.ie Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they'd done something else Tb Or Not Tb

Half of Irish GPs are in debt and wish they'd done something else

And 66% would advise their children to pick a different career

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone Q-tip

Here's how you can turn off location tracking on your phone

If you find the idea of geolocation a little bit creepy.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors are being urged to refuse to sign up to the free GP scheme DOctor Doctor Gimme The News

Doctors are being urged to refuse to sign up to the free GP scheme

They say that the plan will not be in the best interests of patients.

From TheJournal.ie GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we're rushed off our feet? Vulnerable

GPs: Are we missing patients who are suicidal because we're rushed off our feet?

Many cases of depression can be managed in a GPs office, but they need to be able to spend time with the patients, on doctor said.

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