GPs have long warned that general practice in Ireland was barrelling towards a precipice.
They repeatedly advised that a shortage of GPs was being exacerbated by the number of GPs nearing retirement, as well as a recruitment and retention crisis.
For years, GPs warned that increased workloads and significant cuts to the fees they are paid to care for 1.3 million medical card holders, and others, were making their working environments unsafe, unmanageable and, in...
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