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April 17, 2015

Egypt should immediately release Ibrahim Halawa

Dear Editor, I have come at the stage of my life where I am becoming reflective of my life and the people I have met through my childhood and into my adulthood.

Contract would be ‘ethical and financial fiasco’

Dear Editor, The recent letter from Dr William Behan is to be welcomed (‘Reported fee for under-sixes is €14 per consultation’, IMT, March 20, 2015).

Nuclear power is bitter pill to swallow

Dear Editor, Further to Dr Pat Morrissey’s recent letter (‘German energy utopia is fictional without nuclear power option’, IMT, February 6, 2015), I agree Germany’s hasty phasing out of its nuclear power stations has not improved their carbon emissions.

A weighty issue for profession

Dear Editor, The concept of free GP care for the under-sixes and what the GP should be paid for the increased workload is still up for debate.

‘Tradition’ of GPs meeting every need can’t continue

Dear Editor, Responding to recent correspondences in IMT from GPs on the current ‘crisis’ in general practice, I agree that all the contributions made thus far are relevant, and because they are made by GPs, the arguments put forward are very valid.

‘Misinterpretation’ of Act is damaging non-EU doctors

Dear Editor, The past two months have seen some interesting developments in the Irish health service.

Urgent need for universal salt iodisation

Dear Editor, An article in the March 5 issue of IMT by June Shannon refers to a reply by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to a question by Dún Laoghaire TD Mary Mitchell-O’Connor on the subject of dietary iodine intake (‘Department tasks UCD researchers with analysis of dietary iodine intake’).

Lessons to be learnt from the Wexford review

Dear Editor, It was recently reported that about 300 patients who had colonoscopies in Wexford would have to have the procedure redone. The reasons given for this were that photographs of the caecum were not taken during the colonoscopy.

Deal for under-sixes must be part of contract

Dear Editor, The decision of the IMO to proceed with under-six negotiations on the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a new GP contract is not necessarily a good one, and unfortunately there is a real danger that we are being hoodwinked by the Department.

Reported fee for under-sixes is ‘€14 per consultation’

Dear Editor, In what was clearly the first salvo over free GP care in the public relations battle ahead of a general election campaign, RTÉ News recently revealed that doctors signing the under-sixes free GP care contract would be given a fee of €75 per annum for 24 hours/ 365 days a year care and […]

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