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Coalition fails to add a single GP training place

Revelation comes after Varadkar says FG will drop its commitment to free care

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
7th February, 2016

Not a single additional GP training place has materialised under the Fine Gael/Labour government, despite the chronic shortfall in GP numbers and a government pledge to boost them.

The revelation about the number of GP trainees comes just days after Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said that Fine Gael would drop its commitment to deliver free GP care to all.

Varadkar said that Fine Gael did not believe it was “achievable to extend GP...

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