Dear Editor, General practice is increasingly finding itself fighting battles on many fronts with dwindling resources. Reduced pay, an ageing workforce, not enough graduates, increasing workloads and increasing numbers of GPs working part-time are just some of the current challenges.
Open Letter to Caroline Spillane, Chief Executive, Medical Council. Dear Ms Spillane, As an Irish-trained and registered doctor working overseas, I would like to maintain my Irish registration. However, I just can’t justify paying €490 on an ongoing annual basis, while also paying a registration fee in another country and not earning in Ireland. I [...]
Dear Editor, I find it inappropriate that in an age where alcohol abuse is rampant in this country to read the recent article in Irish Medical Times by Giovanni Morelli’s (‘A ‘Cono Sur’ of the Singapore Sling’ (IMT, 26.04.13, http://bit.ly/13yTvW8). Quotes such as “penicillin cures, but your wine makes you happy” (Alexander Fleming) and describing [...]
Dear Editor, I note with interest the responses from various doctors in IMT of April 5, 2013 (‘Objections to wait room poster’, http://bit.ly/17RIuz0), to the IMO-produced poster explaining the fees paid to GMS doctors on a monthly basis and the services not covered by these fees. I have to say that having attended the Croke [...]