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GPs coy about what they do actually earn: letter to Times

I suggest that the GPs’ own representative organisation tell us straight out what is the average GP’s take home pay and we can judge the fairness or otherwise for ourselves? If it really is as bad as...

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Alex White appeals to doctors’ organisations to negotiate over under-six...

Minister of State for Health Alex White said the GP contract for children under six is an “opening position” and could be subject to radical change. Mr White said his door remains open to the Irish...

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HSE rejects business cases to retain top-ups

The Health Service Executive has rejected “a considerable number” of the 200 business cases made by voluntary hospitals and health agencies to keep paying top-up or additional payments to senior...

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HSE instructs ‘top-ups’ for doctors should be stopped

The HSE has instructed that “top-up” allowances being paid to senior doctors in voluntary hospitals in Dublin should be abolished within three months. The HSE is also understood to have rejected...

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Liam Twomey says he would be earning more if he’d remained a GP

The doctor, whose wife Elizabeth still runs their surgery in Wexford, drew an angry response when he addressed a gathering of hundreds of GPs who met in Dublin on Wednesday night. They met in protest...

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Senior staff in hospitals will get to keep top-ups

More than 200 senior doctors and hospital managers in receipt of “top-up” allowances will keep them even though the payments are in breach of the Government’s pay policy, it has emerged. This is...

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Hospitals face cuts if top-ups not stopped

Funding cuts will be imposed on hospitals and health agencies that fail to cease top-up payments to senior managers as directed by the Health Service Executive. Some 139 applications from voluntary...

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Consultant pay cuts hampering recruitment – report

A new official report has found that cuts to the pay of newly-appointed hospital consultants and lack of recognition in pay scales of previously-obtained experience are hampering attempts to recruit...

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Minister White tells IMO that GP fees unlikely to be cut further

The Government does not intend to introduce further cuts to the professional fees for general practitioners barring any unforeseen events, Minister of State at theDepartment of Health Alex White has...

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State pays GPs over €500k a year to treat patients

Some 28 family doctors’ practices are being paid over €500,000 a year by the State to treat patients who cannot afford care, HSE figures show. In 2012, Austin O’Carroll’s clinic in Dublin received...

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