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GPs vindicated by O’Brien comments about FEMPI

4 Nov 2018 GPs vindicated by O’Brien comments about FEMPI The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has responded positively to comments made in today’s Sunday Business Post by former HSE Director General Tony O’Brien about the reversal of FEMPI (Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest). The interview in the Post said of O’Brien: [...]

4th November, 2018|

GPs call for €75m to fight flu epidemic

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has called on the Government to provide an extra €75 million in emergency funding to fight this year’s expected flu epidemic.   The association which represents over 2,000 GPs throughout Ireland says the funding will be necessary to hire locum GPs and nurses from overseas during the winter [...]

1st November, 2018|

Death by 100,000 cuts: GPs react to Budget 2019

For immediate release 10th October 2018 Reaction to Budget 2019 Budget 2019 will result in “Death by 100,000 cuts” for General Practice The GP union says 100,000 GP visit cards issued without consultation, negotiation or discussion will have a devastating impact on the delivery of patient care. NAGP recommends that GPs should, if necessary, close [...]

10th October, 2018|

GPs welcome FF prioritisation of FEMPI reversal

20 Sept 2018 The National Association of General Practitioners welcomes the announcement by Fianna Fáil that it will prioritise FEMPI reversal for GPs as part of Budget negotiations with Fine Gael. Today, Deputy Stephen Donnelly, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health confirmed that Fianna Fáil will prioritise the reversal of FEMPI for GPs as part of [...]

20th September, 2018|

Illness Benefits forms: Response to statement from DEASP

Press Release sent to Media - 28th August 2018  Response to statement from Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection It is with a sense of grave concern and disappointment that the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has learned of a recent statement by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection which is [...]

28th August, 2018|

NAGP says current HSE waiting list validation system a disgrace

NAGP says current HSE waiting list validation system a disgrace The National Association of General Practitioners believes that the HSE validation of national waiting lists in its current guise is a national disgrace. Unless urgent action is taken by the Minster for Health, Simon Harris, this will be the next inevitable scandal of our health [...]

14th July, 2018|

NAGP welcome the announcement that abortion services will be on an opt in basis

Statement National Association of GPs for immediate release We welcome again the announcement by Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar that the provision of abortion services in Ireland would be on an opt in basis. The NAGP advocated for this as requested by the majority of GPs. The distinction of an opt-in for GP’s was clarified to mean [...]

12th June, 2018|

NAGP welcomes clarification from Taoiseach on opt-in system

The President of the National Association of GPs, Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail has welcomed clarification from the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar today about the provision of an opt-in service in relation to GPs and termination of pregnancy. Dr. O'Tuathail said "that the NAGP is now looking forward in engaging with the Government on proposed legislation and the [...]

11th June, 2018|

Emergency general meeting held to discuss the complex issues following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) held an emergency general meeting today in Portlaoise, to discuss the complex issues that may arise for women, following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The NAGP represents over 2,000 GPs and many attended today’s meeting representing General Practice from all around the country. There was a long, [...]

9th June, 2018|

CervicalCheck: Update for Health Professionals May 9 2018

The HSE and the CervicalCheck programme reiterate our deepest apologies to women for any worry caused by the cervical screening programme’s recent audit process. The HSE is keen to provide reassurance to those who may be concerned following the significant media coverage in recent days. With this in mind the HSE is providing an overview [...]

28th May, 2018|