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IMO Position Paper on Women in Medicine

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Preserving Medical Professionalism in an Increasingly Commercial Healthcare Environment

Seven out of ten doctors surveyed by the IMO believe that insurance companies are increasingly dictating the delivery of medical care and the same number expressed concern that private health insurance companies do not always promote evidence-based care.

The survey result was published by the IMO as part of a broader Policy Paper on commercialism in medicine - Preserving Medical Professionalism in an Increasingly Commercial Healthcare Environment. The paper was published at the organisation’s AGM in Sligo today.

The paper said that IMO doctors found that private health insurance reimbursement favours admission to hospital above day treatment, outpatient care or care in the community. The paper also said that many doctors were critical of the willingness of private health insurance companies to reimburse more expensive MRIs over less expensive diagnostic procedures whether the tests are clinically indicated or not.

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IMO Position Paper on Supporting and Developing Rural General Practice

General Practice is the most cost effective and efficient part of the Irish Health Service, but unfortunately due to successive reductions and cuts it is in severe difficulty. It is only continuing to operate due to the commitment and work of the Practitioners providing the service.


One of the hardest hit areas of general practice is Rural General Practice.


The difficulties faced by Rural General Practice are many and have a variety of different causes. The purpose of this paper is to set out some of the more prevalent causes of these difficulties, the problems these cause Rural Practitioners and finally to look at short, medium and longer term solutions to these issues going forward.

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IMO Position Paper on Addiction and Dependency

Addiction and dependency remains one the most challenging public health policy issues of recent times. Since the 1960s, the consumption of illegal drugs and alcohol has increased to a point where over one-quarter of all Irish adults now state that they have used an illegal psychoactive substance recreationally, and more than half of all Irish adults are classified by World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria as harmful drinkers.

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Recent Submissions and Statements

IMO Submission to the Expert Group to review the law of Torts and the current system for the management of clinical negligence claims

IMO Submission to HIQA on Developing a National, Community-based ePrescribing Programme

IMO Submission to the European Commission on the Irish Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

IMO Submission to the Working Group on alternative Approaches to Personal Possession of Illegal drugs

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Statement to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health on Hospital Overcrowding and Delays in Admissions and Outpatient Appointments

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IMO Submission to the Department of Health Public Consultation on Geographic Alignment of Community Healthcare Organisations and Hospital Groups – Towards a Model of Integrated Person-centred Care

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Submission to the HSE on the Draft Code of Practice on Advance Healthcare Directives for Health and Social Care Professionals

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IMO Final Feedback IMC Mandatory Indemnity Rules

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IMO Submission to the HSE Review of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Standard Operating Procedure

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Irish Medical Organisation Submission to the Independent Review Group on Private Practice in Public Hospitals - February 2018

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IMO Opening Statement to the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Mental Healthcare - February 2018

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IMO Feedback-Form-draft-community-infection-prevention-standards

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Opening Statement of the IMO to the Joint Committee on Health Meeting Wednesday 13th December 2017

IMO Submission to the Health Service Capacity Review 2017

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IMO Submission to the Department of Health on Home Care Packages

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IMO Submission to the Department of Justice and Equality on the Gender Pay Gap

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No Future of Healthcare without Doctors-IMO Pre-Budget Submission 2018

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IMO Opening Statement to the Oireachtas Committee on Health Primary Care Expansion

Irish Medical Organisation Response to the Public Consultation on the Public Service Development and Innovation Framework

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Irish Medical Organisation Statement to the Seanad Éireann Public Consultation Committee on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

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IMO Submission to the Department of Health on the Draft National Strategic Framework for Health Workforce Planning

IMO Submission on the Development of Community Nursing and Midwifery Final

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IMO Submission to the Public Service Pay Commission

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IMO Submission to the Oireachtas Health Committee on the Health Information and Patient Safety Bill – Revised General Scheme

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IMO Submission on the Medical Council Draft Booklet for Patients

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IMO Submission to the HSE on the Privacy Impact Assessment for the Individual Health Identifier

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IMO Submission - Draft National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services

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IMO Submission to the Medical Council's Consultation on Improving Intern Training

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IMO Submission to the HSE on Electronic Health Records

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