Minister for Health Dr Leo Varadkar and Minister for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch have announced the start of registration for the free GP care for the over-70s, which will commence on August 5.
Vhi Healthcare has announced today (July 28) that the Central Bank of Ireland has authorised the company as a non-life insurance company and an insurance intermediary, following €90 million of subordinated debt raised through a funding agreement with Berkshire Hathaway.
The Laois Faculty of the ICGP and MIDOC GP out-of-hours service have expressed their grave concern at the proposed downgrading of services at the Midland Regional Hospital at Portlaoise, given the national and local importance of its location and the range of services provided.
The introduction of Physician Associates (PAs) to the Irish health service represents a “significant change”, the IMO has stated.
The State’s prescription bill could reach a massive €2 billion by 2026, a new study has predicted.
There is insufficient capacity to allow both scheduled and unscheduled hospital care to continue safely, emergency medicine consultants have claimed.
New research has suggested that nine-in-10 (91%) Irish GPs think that free GP care for children under six is a bad idea.
The HSE plans to establish a multi-vendor framework arrangement to secure, as required, expert specialised health data analysis, commentary, and recommendations to supplement work of the Executive’s Knowledge Management and Health Intelligence team.
A new cross-political party Oireachtas group was launched last week to tackle childhood obesity and food poverty.