Media Coverage

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

31st August

South East Radio – Morning Mix re NAGP Pre-budget Submission

Connacht Tribune – Galway GPs call for hiring more nurses for general practices

30th August

Irish Medical Times – 900 additional practice nurses required, says NAGP

Medical Independent – NAGP calls for ‘urgent’ funding for practice nurses

29th August

Newstalk The Pat Kenny Show – GMS Payments

Irish Times – €540m paid to GPs by HSE last year ‘money well spent’, says Harris

Irish Independent – More delays in rollout of free visits by GPs for children aged under 12

Breakingnews.ie – New GP contracts could be partially introduced by Christmas says Health Minister

Irish Examiner – GPs claim underpayment by Government when treating medical card patients

Connacht Tribune – GMS Payments

Tipp FM – GPs highlight low payments for Medical Card patients

Irishhealth.com – Publication of GP payment figures ‘misleading’

Clare FM – GPs Claim They Aren’t Getting Enough From Government For Treating Medical Card Holders

Campus.ie – More delays in rollout of free visits by GPs for children aged under 12

Galway Bay FM – GMS Payments

28th August

RTE 1 Nine O’Clock News – GMS Payments

RTE Radio 1 Drivetime – GMS Payments

RTE 1 Six One News – GMS Payments

RTE 1 Lunchtime News – GMS Payments to GPs 

RTE Radio 1 News at One – GMS Payments to GPs

RTE News online – HSE spent €540m on GP fees and allowances last year

Medical Independent – Figures do not reflect GP pay – NAGP

20th August

Sunday Business Post – GPs seeking Medical Council meeting over complaints process

9th August

Kildare Now – Annual GPs Charity Ball aims to raise €100,000 for two charities

8th August

Irish Times – Images of the Day

3rd August

Today FM The Last Word – Dr Andy Jordan discusses video consultations with Hugh Linehan

Irish Independent – Explainer: How the ‘less than’ symbol caused a nationwide HSE software glitch

Campus.ie – Any patients who may be affected by HSE software glitch ‘will be contacted immediately’

1st August

IMT – Government ‘burying head in sand’ — NAGP

July 2017

31st July

Newstalk High Noon – Dr Ciara Kelly & Ivan Yates discuss the NAGP Charity Ball in November

27th July

Offaly Independent – Offaly headed for GP crisis as one quarter near retirement

24th July

Newstalk Breakfast – Dr Emmet Kerin on expansion of free GP care

21st July

Offaly Express – Offaly could be about to lose 1 in 4 of its GPs

20th July

Medical Independent – NAGP hires external advisors for GP contract negotiations

14th July

Irish Medical Times – NAGP Charity Ball

12th July

TV3 Ireland AM – Dr. Andrew Jordan – High numbers of retiring GPs

Tipp FM – Dr. Lucia Gannon – High numbers of retiring GPs

Live 95 FM – Dr. Emmet Kerin – High numbers of retiring GPs

WLRFM News – Dr. Tadhg O’Carroll on High numbers of retiring GPs

Highland Radio – Dr. Andrew Jordan on High numbers of retiring GPs

Clare FM – Dr. Liam Glynn on High numbers of retiring GPs

WLRFM Deise Today – Dr. David Janes on High numbers of retiring GPs

Irish Medical Times – Packing up for overseas operations

11th July

RTE Radio 1 Drivetime – Dr. Andrew Jordan discussing retiring GPs

4th July

Clare FM – Interview with Dr. Yvonne Williams on Cross Border Healthcare Directive

3rd July

The Times – Ireland Edition – Go abroad for healthcare, patients told

Medical Independent – NAGP to highlight potential benefits of the Cross Border Healthcare Directive

KFM – Dr. Andrew Jordan on Kildare Today discussing plans to highlight the Cross Border Healthcare Directive

2nd July

Sunday Business Post – GPs to urge waiting patients to seek free treatment abroad

thejournal.ie – GPs will launch campaign to encourage patients to seek treatment abroad

June 2017

May 2017

31st May

Irish Independent – Patients face more misery as Harris drops proposal to cut waiting lists to 15 months

30th May

RTE 1 Six One News: Dr Emmet Kerin on Future of Healthcare committee report

RTE 1 News at One O’Clock – Dr Emmet Kerin on Future of Healthcare committee report

Newstalk Drive – Dr. Liam Glynn on Future of Healthcare committee report

The Last Word with Matt Cooper, Today FM – Dr. Emmet Kerin on Future of Healthcare committee report

Breakingnews.ie – Mixed reaction to new 10-year plan for free GP and hospital care

RTE Radio 1 Sean O’Rourke – Future of Healthcare committee report reaction

Irish Medical Times – Three-year wait for GP contract an obstacle to Sláintecare

Medical Independent – Doctors’ unions express concerns around Future of Healthcare report

Irish Examiner – Mixed reaction to new 10-year plan for free GP and hospital care

Irish Medical Times – Online doctors must then follow-up offline

Medical Independent – Doctors’ unions express concerns around Future of Healthcare report

WLRFM – Mixed reaction to new 10-year plan for free GP and hospital care

Irish Medical Times – Help in ‘Bridging the Gap’ for GP trainees

29th May

Medical Independent – GPs express mixed feelings on eve of ‘massive paradigm shift’

Irish Medical Times – GPs need to be prepared for confrontation

Medical Independent – NAGP Annual General Meeting

27th May

Irish Medical Times – NAGP membership increases by 43%

26th May

Irish Medical Times – NAGP to spell out services not covered by contract

Irish Medical Times – ‘Stand up and fight for general practice’ — NAGP

25th May

Connacht Tribune – Rural GPs struggle to survive

24th May

Irish Medical Times – Primary care spend left to Committee’s final draft

Irish Medical Times – New GP contract a must within six months

Irish Medical Times – GPs explore idea of resigning from under-6s contract

23rd May

Irish Medical Times – A new GP contract

Tipp FM – Tipperary GP shortages to get worse

Irish Medical Times – General practice is in crisis

Tipp FM – Post AGM interview with Dr. Lucia Gannon

22nd May

KFM – Interview with Dr. Andy Jordan

Clare FM – Morning Focus interview with Dr. Liam Glynn

Clare FM – Clare GP Calls For Government Intervention To Stop Doctor Emigration

20th May

RTE.ie – Call for emergency funding for GP services

Irish Times – Doctors urge €2.5bn investment in GP services

KFM – Doctors Association Says Patients Finding It Harder To Get A GP

19th May

RTE Six One News – AGM coverage

RTE Morning Ireland – Pre AGM interview with Dr Emmet Kerin

Newstalk Breakfast – Pre AGM interview with Dr Emmet Kerin

RTE News at One – Pre AGM interview with Dr Emmet Kerin

Irish Times – GPs call for urgent reversal of cuts made during financial crisis

RTE.ie – GPs say profession unviable due to funding cuts

theJournal.ie – ‘In a utopian society there would be free GP care. In reality, we can’t do that’

Newstalk.com – Morning top 5

Breakingnews.ie – General Practitioners want FEMPI measure reversed to stop ‘mass emigration’ of GPs

Irish Mirror – Doctors’ general practice in Ireland is in meltdown and could be extinct in 10 years, warns NAGP

Irish Examiner – National Association of General Practitioners: Not enough GPs to deal with demand

KFM – Listen: GPs Call On Government To Reverse FEMPI

Clare FM – GP Criticises Financial Emergency Measures Act

Breakingnews.ie – National Association of General Practitioners: Not enough GPs to deal with demand

KFM – Listen: NAGP Says FEMPI Measures Are Strangling General Practice

Clare FM – GPs Call For Emergency Financial Measures To Be Reversed

WLR FM – Deise Today interview with Dr. Tadhg O’Carroll

18th May

Medical Independent – Meeting in the midst of crisis

Medical Independent – New GMS contract may take ‘at least a year’

12th May

Irish Medical Times – GPs want hike in fee for LARC services

6th May

thejournal.ie – This government is a year old but what has it actually achieved?

3rd May

Clare FM – Shannon GP Calls For Increased Child Vaccination Rates

Newstalk Breakfast – Dr Yvonne Williams on Childhood Vaccinations

South East Radio Morning Mix – Dr Yvonne Williams on Childhood Vaccinations

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

26th January

Medical Independent – Telemedicine ‘will feature’ in GP contract talks

Irish Medical Times – NAGP meets in parallel on GP contract

Medical Independent – Not a model start for CHOs

22nd January

Sunday Business Post – Letter to the Editor

15th January

Sunday Independent – NAGP Chair of Communications on GP Referrals to ED

Newstalk – NAGP Reaction to Tony O’Brien column in the Sunday Business Post

Medical Independent – NAGP Reaction to Tony O’Brien column in the Sunday Business Post

The Journal.ie – NAGP Reaction to Tony O’Brien column in the Sunday Business Post

KFM – NAGP Reaction to Tony O’Brien column in the Sunday Business Post

Clare FM- NAGP Reaction to Tony O’Brien column in the Sunday Business Post

12th January

Medical Independent – GP Contract Talks

Irish Medical Times – GP Contract Talks

9th January

Interview with RTE Six One News (27 mins in) – Investment needed in GP-led Primary Care

7th January

Interview on Newstalk’s Talking Point – Hospital Overcrowding

6th January

Irish Independent – Hospital Overcrowding

Irish Examiner – Hospital Overcrowding

5th January

Interview with Irish Independent – Crisis in GP Out of Hours Services

Interview on The Last Word, Today FM on Hospital Crisis (18 minutes in)

Interview on Today with Sean O’Rourke, RTE Radio 1, on Hospital Crisis

Medical Independent – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

Irish Examiner – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

Breakingnews.ie – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

Carlow Nationalist  – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

Donegal Democrat – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

Roscommon Herald – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

The Evening Echo – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

The Waterford News – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

The Western People – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

Wexford Echo – NAGP Reaction to Hospital Crisis

4th January

Dr Ronan Fawsitt, NAGP National Council, on Newstalk Drive (5 mins in) – Hospital Crisis

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News Archive

December 2016

28th December

Irish Times – HSE pays €53m to 100 GP practices, co-operatives

22nd December

Medical Independent – 2016: The year that was

15th December

Irish Examiner – NAGP Reaction to the HSE National Service Plan

Irish Medical Times – NAGP Reaction to the HSE National Service Plan

Galway Advertiser – Waiting Time to see your local GP is getting Longer

Mullingar Advertiser – Waiting time to see your local GP is getting longer, survey shows

14th December

Irish Times – NAGP Reaction to the HSE National Service Plan

Journal.ie – NAGP Reaction the HSE National Service Plan

12th December

Newstalk Breakfast – NAGP Survey shows increased Waiting Times

11th December

Leitrim Observer – Increase in GP waiting times

9th December

Clare FM – Shannon-Based GP Fears General Practice Is Reaching Crisis Point

Wexford Echo – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

Wexford Echo – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

8th December

RTE – Increase in GP appointment waiting times

RTE Six One News – NAGP Survey on Patient Waiting Times

Medical Independent  – Patient waiting times continue to increase in general practice – NAGP

Breaking News – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

Breaking News – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

Carlow Nationalist – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

Carlow Nationalist – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

Laois Nationalist – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

Laois Nationalist – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

Roscommon Herald – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

Roscommon Herald – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

The Evening Echo – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

The Evening Echo – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

The Irish Examiner – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

The Irish Examiner – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

The Waterford News – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

The Waterford News – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

The Western People – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

The Western People – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

WLR FM – Fewer patients waiting 15-18 months for operations, report states

WLR FM – GPs report increase in waiting times for patients

November 2016