The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned the Government that its plans for Universal Health Insurance risk tying Ireland into a “Dutch Model” even as that model is coming unstuck in its home country.” The IMO was responding to the publication today by the Government of a White Paper on Universal Health Insurance.
The GP Committee of the IMO has said that the Government's
plans to introduce Free GP Visits for Children under six years
of age this summer are “not achievable” given the lack of
progress on the issue since the measure was first announced.
Monday 24th March 2014. The IMO has accused the Minister for
Health of hypocrisy by claiming to be in favour of
whistleblowers at the same time as he is trying impose by
diktat a new contract on GPs which includes a “gagging
clause” that will prevent GP whistleblowers from drawing
attention to HSE mistakes - even where there is a threat to
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned the Government
that its plans to introduce free GP care are doomed to failure
unless there are full negotiations with GPs on all aspects of
the Contract so as to ensure there are proper resources to
deliver care for patients.
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has strongly criticised
the continued failure of the Government to publish the White
Paper for Universal Healthcare. Promises are being made by
politicians to the public that simply cannot be delivered,
it is apparent that even within Government there is strong
opposition to the proposals and the plans are in disarray
Friday 21st February 2014. The Irish Medical Organisation
has warned the Department of Health that if it continues to
proceed without negotiation on matters relating to the Draft
Contract the IMO will reserve all of its legal rights,
including the right to take appropriate court action, to
ensure that GPs are fully represented.
The GP Committee of the IMO has warned that GP surgeries will
be “overwhelmed” by patients if the Government pursues its
current objectives of introducing free GP visits for all
citizens without any increase in resources for General