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From TheJournal.ie Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions Testing

Concern that delays in testing process could impact on lifting of restrictions

Mary Favier of the ICGP pointed out that the later results are confirmed the less valuable they are in terms of stopping the disease.

From TheJournal.ie GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system Coronavirus

GPs say broader Covid-19 testing criteria shouldn't 'overwhelm' system

The testing criteria for Covid-19 has been widened.

From TheJournal.ie GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses Coronavirus

GPs urge patients to get persistent symptoms checked, and fear a 'tsunami' of non-Covid-19 illnesses

If you have a chest pain or a lump on your breast, call your GP for a phone consultation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland hasn't got the basics right yet': How is Covid-19 testing going for GPs? The Healthcare Canary

'Ireland hasn't got the basics right yet': How is Covid-19 testing going for GPs?

“If we don’t have it for [this] level, we don’t have it for a surge,” one GP said.

From The42 'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability' Irish Abroad

'Any job I did, no matter how big or small, was a test of my character and ability'

Irishman Owen Tarrant has worked with the Chiefs in New Zealand and is now with the Kobelco Steelers in Japan.

From TheJournal.ie Increased testing must not lead to 'unacceptable' waiting times, warn GPs Coronavirus

Increased testing must not lead to 'unacceptable' waiting times, warn GPs

The Irish College of General Practioners broadly welcomed plans to increase testing.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak Covid19

Doctors concerned patients with chronic illnesses are delaying seeking medical care because of virus outbreak

The IMO said it is important to remember the pandemic does not prevent other diseases from occurring or patients becoming unwell from other infections.

From TheJournal.ie GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms Doctors

GPs will now facilitate people who are not registered with practice and have Covid-19 symptoms

There are now a total of 292 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Online system for arranging coronavirus tests crashes on first day before being replaced Covid-19

Online system for arranging coronavirus tests crashes on first day before being replaced

The public are urged to contact their GP to seek a test only if they have symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie HSE working to 'ensure sufficient testing facilities' in place by Monday for Covid-19 following 'high demand' Coronavirus

HSE working to 'ensure sufficient testing facilities' in place by Monday for Covid-19 following 'high demand'

GP Out of Hours and HSE helplines cannot arrange for testing of patients with flu-like symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted Nadine Dorries

UK MP diagnosed with coronavirus as British GPs warn routine health checks could be halted

Nadine Dorries said that as soon as she was informed she took all the advised precautions and has been self-isolating at home.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago? General Practice

FactCheck: Are there 1,000 more GPs in Ireland than five years ago?

Minister Regina Doherty made the claim during a recent interview.

From TheJournal.ie 'GPs see a lot of coughs at this time of year': HSE warns people off antibiotics to treat coughs Coughs And Sneezes

'GPs see a lot of coughs at this time of year': HSE warns people off antibiotics to treat coughs

The HSE is reminding people that most coughs should not be treated with antibiotics.

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.

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