General Practitioner Motions 2014
Irish Medical Organisation

General Practitioner Motions 2014

GP National Meeting

Sunday 27th April - 10.30am

New GMS Contract/ Draft Under 6s Contract

1. This meeting supports the principle of GP care which is free at the point of access to all patients but notes that such a development requires proper planning, adequate resources and meaningful negotiations with the IMO – the trade union with a neogotaiting license representing GPs.

Proposer: IMO GP Committee

Status : Carried

2. This meeting calls on the Minister for Health to show leadership and meaningfully negotiate a 21st Century Best Practice GMS Contract with the IMO. This is in line with the Minister’s stated position in 2011 when he stated at the IMO AGM in 2011 that the IMO “are the only people to talk to”.

Proposer: North Dublin GP Branch

Status : Carried

3. The IMO GP Committee condemn the blatant disregard by the Department of Health / HSE for the right of GPs to be represented by their Trade Union, the IMO and call on the Minister for Health to immediately engage in meaningful negotiations with the IMO for the appropriate planning and resourcing of a New GMS Contract to meet the medical needs of the Irish population in the 21st century.

Proposer: IMO GP Committee

Status : Carried

4. This meeting supports the IMO position on negotiations as detailed in a letter (13th February) from the IMO to Minister Reilly and Minister White.

Proposer: Limerick GP Branch

Status : Carried

5. This meeting condemns the inclusion of the gagging clause by the Minister for Health in the draft GP Contract. The clause only serves one purpose, to contractually muzzle General Practitioners in acting as advocates on behalf of patients. We call on the complete withdrawal of this clause from any new contract.

Proposer: IMO GP Committee

Status : Carried

6. This meeting calls on the IMO not to engage with the HSE regarding the current proposals on a Draft Contract for Under 6s

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Withdrawn

7. This meeting calls on the IMO to ensure that all GPs and GP Practices receive the same payments and practice supports for services provided under current and future GMS Contracts.

Proposer: Dr Sean Murray Seconder: Dr Joe Murray

Status : Fell

 Recruitment and Retention

8. The IMO GP committee condemn the Minister for Health’s blatant disregard for the ongoing haemorrhage of both experienced and newly trained GPs from Ireland. It calls on an immediate acknowledgement of the fact by the Minister so a suitable response be put in place to address the crisis.

Proposer: IMO GP Committee

Status : Carried

 Phlebotomy Services

9. This meeting calls on the HSE to develop a National Community Based Phlebotomy Service which is free at the point of access for all patients.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Referred to Council

 High Deprivation Areas

10. This meeting condemns the habitual neglect by the HSE of high deprivation areas and insists that recognition be given to same in any future GMS contracts which must be negotiated with the IMO.

Proposer: North Dublin Branch

Status : Carried

 PCRS

11. This meeting calls for a review of the basic management structures in the administration of the GMS Scheme given the impact on and suffering faced by many vulnerable patients.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried

12. This meeting proposes a vote of No Confidence in the PCRS Management given its continued failure to properly manage the centralised model of the medical card application process.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried

13. This meeting demands that the Minister instruct the PCRS to implement fair and transparent mechanisms for medical card reviews.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried

14. This meeting calls for a streamlining of the application and review process for medical cards to ease the unnecessary stress faced by patients on a daily basis.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried

15. The IMO rejects the introduction by the PCRS of any new online application for new medication approval until such a time as all potential referrers for these medications have easy access to it.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried

 Establishing GPs

16. The IMO will actively protect and support newly establishing GPs where the HSE attempts to coerce these GPs into accepting PCC accommodation and signing licensing agreements.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried

17. The IMO calls on the HSE to develop a policy on the recruitment and support of establishing GPs, particularly in rural areas.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried

 Primary Care Teams

18. This meeting states that Primary Care Teams have not proven to be an effective means of delivering services in the community.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried as amended

Amendment:

Primary Care Teams as presently structured have not proven to be an effective means of delivering services in the community.

19. This meeting believes that the Primary Care Team structure has failed to deliver. The HSE needs to enter into new consultation with the IMO for a new workable model of care centred around General Practice.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried

Licensing

20. This meeting deplores the HSE’s attempts to restrict general practice by imposing their licensing agreement contract on GPs.

Proposer: North East GP Branch

Status : Carried

GP Level 1 and Level 2 Contracts

21. This meeting calls on the IMO to meet urgently with the ICGP to address the lack of adequate treatment for drug users, especially in areas outside Dublin, due to issues in respect of GP Level 1 and GP Level 2 contracts.

Proposer: Dr Garrett McGovern Seconder: Dr Cathal O’Sullivan

Status : Carried

Medical Officers

22. This meeting calls on the IMO to pursue all IR issues relating to current and past Medical Officers of District Hospitals including pension and contract payments.

Proposer: Dr Joseph Moran Seconder: Dr Sean Murray

Status : Fell

Resources

23. The meeting proposes that scarce health resources be directed to those in greatest need.

Proposer: Limerick GP Branch

Status : Carried


 




 

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