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July 5, 2015

GP Required – Tullow, Co. Carlow

  Part-time GP 4/6 sessions per week for mixed Private and GMS Practice in Tullow, Co. Carlow to end Oct 15. Pleasant working environment in fully equipped premises with full support staff.  Practice uses Socrates. Please send CV/enquiries to millstreetclinic@gmail.com 059 915 2222

440 sign petition of support for South Tipp GPs

More than 440 GPs have signed a petition expressing support for their colleagues in South Tipperary and other areas who continue to refuse to sign the under-sixes contract.

MoU signed by HIQA and Ombudsman

The CEO of HIQA Phelim Quinn and Ombudsman Peter Tyndall have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today (July 2) to help facilitate the exchange of information and health service complaints between both organisations.

Sepsis guideline is ‘important tool for clinicians’

A new guideline on sepsis has been described by the Minister for Health as an “important tool for clinicians” in recognising sepsis at an early stage, and providing appropriate and timely treatment.

IMC says no late fee following campaign withdrawal

The Irish Medical Council will not impose a late fee on registration payments made before July 13, following the withdrawal of a campaign on non-payment by the IMO.

‘Clinical criteria’ support Rotunda move

The Minister for Health has announced the locations for the re-development of the Rotunda and the Coombe maternity hospitals, which will be relocating to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown and St James’s Hospital, respectively.

Children with cancer to get medical cards

The HSE has accepted a recommendation of the Clinical Advisory Group to extend medical card eligibility to all children under the age of 18 years with a diagnosis of cancer without a means-test.

‘It’s a free country’, Health Minister tells protesting GP

It is a free country and GPs can demonstrate if they want to, but the under-sixes will not be renegotiated, the Minister for Health has underlined, as news filtered through that GPs in South Tipperary last week gave a mooted action against the free GP care scheme, in its current form, the “go-ahead”.

ICGP urges collaboration among unions

The ICGP believes that there should be collaboration among all organisations representing the profession in relation to any discussions on the future of Irish general practice, stating that it was only through inter-organisation discussion that consensus could be reached.

One-third of interns question career choice

As the next round of interns prepare to start their new posts next week, a Medical Protection Society (MPS) survey of current interns has revealed that a third are now questioning their career choice.

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