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From TheJournal.ie Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen Doctors

Hospital services of 'major concern' to GPs as doctors claim they're struggling to get patients seen

Concerns have been raised by GPs about major difficulties in accessing hospital services.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic Domestic Abuse

Increase in patients telling GPs they are victims of domestic violence during pandemic

Doctors have been urged to “be vigilant in terms of identifying and supporting victims of domestic abuse”.

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 Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month Waiting Lists

Almost 560,000 patients waiting for their first outpatient hospital appointment last month

The figures come at a time when the coronavirus is putting pressure on the public health system.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action Waiting Lists

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action

The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action IMO

'We are at breaking point': Hospital doctors to be balloted for industrial action

The Irish Medical Organisation warned of the potential for an “escalating campaign of industrial action”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes CervicalCheck

'Overly cautious' reading of smear tests would be damaging and bring an end to screening programmes

The comments come following a Supreme Court hearing into Ruth Morrissey’s High Court ruling earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients Medical Negligence

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Dr Rhona Mahony, former master of the National Maternity Hospital said the system pits doctors against patients.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants IMO

Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants

“This vote emphasises the frustration and anger that consultants and NCHDs face.”

From TheJournal.ie Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals' Industrial Action

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb' Extra Visits

Doctors warn that extending free GP care to under-8s is 'putting pressure on a timebomb'

The IMO has warned that many GP clinics are already at capacity and cannot take on new patients.

From TheJournal.ie Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace Medical Council

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay Doctors

Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay

Some consultants earn up to €55,000 a year less than some of their colleagues.

From TheJournal.ie 'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter Warning

'Perfect storm' will see over 1,000 people on trolleys this winter

The IMO has said the situation won’t be due to a “flu crisis”, rather a “failure of policy”.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding Reform Needed

Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding

The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal Breach Of Contracts

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal

Paschal Donohoe said “absolutely gigantic” amounts of money were involved in the case.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women Intervention

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

The aim of the tests would be to reduce instances of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Ireland.

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 Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief Waiting Times

Patients at A&E should be either admitted or discharged within six hours, not 14 - IMO chief

Peadar Gilligan made his inaugural address as president of the Irish Medical Organisation at the group’s AGM in Killarney this evening.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are not the HSE's dumping ground' - after 48 years, is the State finally set to update its contract with GPs? Contract Negotiations

'We are not the HSE's dumping ground' - after 48 years, is the State finally set to update its contract with GPs?

The current General Medical Services agreement between the government and GPs dates from 1970.

From TheJournal.ie 'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors Trolley Crisis

'This isn't a trolley crisis - It's a system in meltdown': Minister's commitments 'worthless' say doctors

The Taoiseach apologised for the current crisis today, while Minister Simon Harris called it “unacceptable”.

From TheJournal.ie One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed Irish Hospitals

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

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 Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals Crisis Point

Doctors say health budget will do little to improve 'overcrowded death zone' hospitals

Paschal Donohoe said health spending is already at record levels but is being increased because the area “needs improvement”.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years Mental Health

'This is a wake-up call': Number of medical card holders on anti-depressants rose by 50,000 in five years

Reacting to the figures, the IMO’s Dr Ray Walley said “we need our mental health services improved and we need it now”.

From TheJournal.ie 'If you want to give medical advice on vaccinations, become a doctor. If not, get out of the way' Scaremongering

'If you want to give medical advice on vaccinations, become a doctor. If not, get out of the way'

Simon Harris was addressing doctors at the Irish Medical Organisation AGM yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says Injection Centres

Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says

Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy Warning

Doctor: People end up in foster care and jail because of drinking during pregnancy

Some 40,000 people are living with foetal alcohol syndrome in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sick and tired': Why Ireland's' nurses are leaving in their droves Where Does It Hurt?

'Sick and tired': Why Ireland's' nurses are leaving in their droves

‘Recruitment freezes, a lack of respect and better options elsewhere’.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system Pain And Suffering

Hundreds of surgeries cancelled nationwide as overcrowding crisis grips health system

Some patients will have to wait twice as long to be seen following cancellations due to overcrowding.

From TheJournal.ie "A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline Health Warning

"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline

The IMO warns that a 1 December deadline will be missed.

From TheJournal.ie Trouble and strike: Junior doctors are the latest group to threaten strike action Winter Of Discontent

Trouble and strike: Junior doctors are the latest group to threaten strike action

It’s part of a dispute over a ‘living out allowance’.

From TheJournal.ie Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes Winter Of Discontent

Over 500 schools to close today kicking off a season of strikes

Teachers are not the only group set to strike over the coming weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts Industrial Action

Will there be a summer of strikes? There's trouble brewing on several fronts

2016 has not been a good year for industrial relations.

From TheJournal.ie Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why? Media Controversy

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?

Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.

From TheJournal.ie Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse Warning

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse

Because people are living longer.

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 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.

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