Limerick Doctor comments on “broken health system”

first_imgPrint Limerick farmer led Gardaí to stolen property with €11 tracking device NewsHealthLimerick Doctor comments on “broken health system”By Staff Reporter – March 23, 2018 1622 Email Linkedin Advertisement Crisis pending as Limerick family doctors face retirement TAGSAGMDr Emmet KerinGP’sNational Association of General Practitioners (NAGP)Sláintecare Limerick GPs will not turn women away Facebookcenter_img Previous articleSecond Level Students from Limerick selected to take part in Fashion Design Work ShopNext articleBeatles book to be launched at Hunt Museum Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dr. Emmet Kerin The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) holds their AGM today Friday, March 23rd and tomorrow Saturday March 24th in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Cork.There is increasing frustration amongst GPs and the sense of bewilderment is encouraging our young, highly trained GPs to emigrate and our experienced, well respected GPs to retire early. This is all exacerbating an already under resourced GP service, due to the Financial Emergency Measures in Public Interest (FEMPI) cuts imposed a number of years ago. It is expected that ever present issues to be widely discussed and debated over the weekend.Limerick Dr Emmet Kerin, President of the NAGP said “since 2013 the NAGP has warned that General Practice is in crisis as a result of FEMPI. We are now seeing a broken health system nationwide where newpatients are unable to sign on to GP practices as they are beyond capacity. Here in Cork, Macroom is completely closed to new patients”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A ballot was issued to members last week. The results speak for themselves. It was asked to members ‘Would you sign a new GP contract that has not been equally negotiated by the NAGP?’ Ofthe 1152 responses, 84% of our members said No, they would not sign a new GP contract.We know GPs are becoming increasingly vexed at the lack of action in terms of negotiating a new contract.The aim of the NAGP AGM is to promote proven solutions that have worked in other jurisdictions. Keynote speakers Professor Paul Grundy and Dr Jack Cochran will address the many crises facingGPs today and the additional crises in the wider health care system.Its believed that the Slaintecare report has the recommendations required to tilt the healthcare service into an efficient, low cost,high value, population health management model.Its hoped through the auspices of Professor Grundy and our members who are early converters to a population health management model, that the tide can be changed and #savegeneralpractice.More about health here. GPs angered at Minister’s abortion proposals WhatsApp Limerick families benefitting from cuts in drug and prescription charges Twitter Limerick GP reveals how violent patients are passed on without warninglast_img read more

Dolan, Coley sign letters of intent

first_imgOn Tuesday, two local track athletes took time away from their preparation for this weekend’s league championships to announce where they’ll be taking their talents next year.McKinleyville’s Lizzie Dolan and Christian Coley, both record holders for the Panthers, will continue their athletic careers in SoCal after graduation, with Dolan heading to UC San Diego and Coley going to Cal Poly Pomona.Each was on hand at the McKinleyville High library to sign a letter of intent for their respective …last_img read more

Victor Oladipo hits late 3, Pacers beat Bulls in OT

first_imgMOST READ Donovan Mitchell, Jazz send Cavs to 8th straight loss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Chicago’s Zach LaVine hit a 3-pointer from the corner, but after time ran out in the extra period.LaVine led Chicago with 31 points. He made two 3-pointers in the closing moments of regulation to tie it at 105 and send it overtime. He hit the first 3 with 17.3 seconds left from outside the left side of the arc, then knotted it with 3.9 seconds remaining from almost the same spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionIndiana’s Thaddeus Young had 16 points, including several key baskets down the stretch in the fourth quarter, to help the Pacers overcame an early 12-point deficit.Lauri Markkanen had 27 points, and Kris Dunn had 16 points and 17 assists for Chicago. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Chicago led 78-75 heading into the fourth quarter, but Indiana grabbed a six-point lead with 1:12 left when Sabonis hit a pair of free throws. LaVine then tied itTRADE FALLOUT: Guards MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, has not yet joined Chicago. The Grizzlies also sent second-round picks in 2019 and 2020 to the rebuilding Bulls. Chicago waived guard Cameron Payne in another move.“What we did last night was consistent with our direction,” Executive Vice President-Basketball Operations John Paxson said before Friday. “Getting the two second-round picks was important to us. We’re going to keep Wayne Selden. He’s a young player and we’ll see what he develops into. It’s a deal we felt we had to make.”Coach Jim Boylen wasn’t yet sure where the 24-year-old Selden, whom he called a “big thick dude,“will fit in.YOUTH TO THE FRONT: Chandler Hutchison, a 22-year-old rookie forward, moved into Chicago’s young lineup and made his fourth start this season. Hutchison and the Bulls’ four other starters — Markkanen, Wendel Carter Jr., LaVine and Dunn — were all first-round picks. Dunn, who’s 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, right, celebrates with guard Tyreke Evans after he made a three-point basket against the Chicago Bulls during overtime of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — Victor Oladipo made a 3-pointer from just above the top of the arc with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Indiana Pacers their sixth straight victory, 119-116 over the Chicago Bulls on Friday night.Oladipo had 36 points and seven rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 23 points and 12 rebounds in the first game of a five-game trip.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ″(The trade) gives Chandler Hutchison an opportunity to play,” Paxson said. “He’ll have to meet the standards Jim (Boylen) and we want, but he’ll get the opportunity.”TIP-INSPacers: C Myles Turner was back in the starting lineup, wearing a face mask, after breaking his nose in a collision with Atlanta forward-center John Collins midway through the third quarter of a 116-108 win Monday in Indianapolis. Turner had 20 points, eight rebounds and blocked four shots in less than 24 minutes in that game, then needed only a brief medical procedure to fix his nose. “I’m feeling great,” Turner said before Friday’s game. “Excited to get out there.”Bulls: F Bobby Portis (sprained right ankle) missed his seventh straight game but might return Sunday when the Bulls host Brooklyn. Portis will have another contact day on Saturday. “It does look good,” coach Jim Boylen said, “but I’m not going to bank on it.” … F Jabari Parker entered the game in the first quarter after not playing since Dec. 13 at Orlando (nine games) due to illness and coaching decisions.UP NEXTPacers: At Toronto on Sunday nightBulls: Host Brooklyn on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more