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'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president
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'Challenging winter ahead' for health service, says IMO president

Aug 11th 2021, 8:54 AM 21,697 Views 33 Comments

Rising cases of Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses pose difficulties for an “exhausted” health system.

84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal
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84 public health consultant roles to be created under proposed Dept Health and IMO deal

Apr 15th 2021, 8:30 PM 11,920 Views 8 Comments

It’s understood that the IMO will recommend the agreement to their members.

Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak
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Varadkar tells gardaí he is willing to meet with them over GP contract leak

Updated Feb 14th 2021, 6:31 PM 41,018 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are currently assessing correspondence that has been received over the leaking of the contract.

Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources
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Doctors say it's 'difficult' to see how they can avoid going on strike over lack of resources

Jan 14th 2021, 2:15 PM 13,137 Views 15 Comments

They were due to strike today.

Public health doctors defer three days of strike action planned for this month
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Public health doctors defer three days of strike action planned for this month

Jan 4th 2021, 10:19 AM 12,130 Views 17 Comments

The Irish Medical Organisation has said the decision was taken in light of the “rapid and escalating incidence of Covid-19 in Ireland”.

Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public
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Fear and anxiety about Covid-19 is ‘overwhelming’ among the public

Dec 3rd 2020, 2:42 PM 12,253 Views 14 Comments

An Oireachtas committee has heard that fear of infection has heightened anxiety among doctors’ patients.

Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January
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Health Minister 'disappointed' at public health doctor plans to strike for three days in January

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 10:38 PM 40,302 Views 42 Comments

The IMO has expressed disappointment at “no meaningful engagement” from the Department of Health for five months.

Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status
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Public health doctors vote in favour of industrial action in row over lack of consultant status

Nov 27th 2020, 5:25 PM 12,937 Views 21 Comments

The IMO says the issue involves only 60 public health doctors.

Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon
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Varadkar leak controversy: Tánaiste to face Dáil grilling from opposition parties this afternoon

Nov 3rd 2020, 12:05 AM 26,799 Views 170 Comments

The Fine Gael leader is facing growing pressure to explain his actions.

Who were the NAGP, the doctors' group at the centre of the Leo Varadkar leaking controversy?
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# NAGP

Who were the NAGP, the doctors' group at the centre of the Leo Varadkar leaking controversy?

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:50 PM 32,361 Views 0 Comments

The association had a colourful history before going into liquidation last year.

Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken
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Taoiseach says he has confidence in Leo Varadkar, says no laws were broken

Updated Nov 2nd 2020, 1:44 PM 31,309 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach said it was not best practice and was inappropriate to share a document of this kind in that way with the NAGP.

Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing
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Varadkar acknowledges sharing GP agreement was 'not best practice' but rejects wrongdoing

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 6:15 PM 131,462 Views 0 Comments

Allegations that Varadkar breached a number of laws were made in a story by the Village magazine.

IMO to back public health specialists’ ballot on strike action after 'deeply disappointing' meeting with Dept
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IMO to back public health specialists’ ballot on strike action after 'deeply disappointing' meeting with Dept

Oct 30th 2020, 7:37 AM 24,156 Views 41 Comments

The IMO has backed plans by public health specialists to ballot for industrial action in a row over consultant contracts.

More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say
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More parents need to bring their children for flu vaccine, doctors say

Oct 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 19,865 Views 38 Comments

The flu vaccine has been made available for free to children between the ages of 2 and 12.

Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn
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Small window to avoid ‘catastrophe’ for health system, doctors warn

Oct 16th 2020, 5:46 PM 36,317 Views 51 Comments

If the current trajectory of the disease continues, there will be 1,800-2,200 cases a day, with 400 Covid-19 patients hospitalised.

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

Aug 31st 2020, 12:38 PM 25,374 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Jul 24th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,592 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Mar 29th 2020, 5:17 PM 31,614 Views 22 Comments

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

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

Mar 18th 2020, 7:50 AM 16,755 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Mar 13th 2020, 9:31 PM 18,240 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Dec 17th 2019, 9:04 PM 12,461 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:12 AM 15,457 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Nov 10th 2019, 1:23 PM 15,048 Views 31 Comments

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

Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients
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Government's patient safety legislation blasted by doctors and patients

Nov 10th 2019, 9:52 AM 14,111 Views 5 Comments

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

Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants
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Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants

Nov 7th 2019, 8:04 AM 14,111 Views 85 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 17th 2019, 10:07 PM 8,687 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Oct 12th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,030 Views 58 Comments

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

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:09 PM 10,462 Views 21 Comments

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

Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay
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Hospital consultants threaten industrial action next year over unequal pay

Nov 26th 2018, 10:38 AM 11,343 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 30th 2018, 7:34 AM 17,795 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2018, 10:45 PM 16,929 Views 60 Comments

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

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal
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# Breach Of Contracts

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

Updated Jun 15th 2018, 1:19 PM 22,951 Views 107 Comments

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

Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women
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Doctors want to bring in alcohol tests for pregnant women

Apr 9th 2018, 4:13 PM 28,129 Views 92 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2018, 10:18 AM 32,661 Views 226 Comments

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

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

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 12,848 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Mar 31st 2018, 8:30 AM 15,707 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 4th 2018, 8:45 PM 15,140 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Dec 8th 2017, 11:46 AM 10,696 Views 38 Comments

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

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough
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Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

Nov 27th 2017, 3:26 PM 21,828 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Oct 10th 2017, 2:40 PM 7,752 Views 41 Comments

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

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