Talks on salaried GP contracts set for September

GP groups say rural practices are no longer financially viable

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
24th July, 2016
Minister for Health Simon Harris PIc: RollingNews.ie

Talks on the introduction of a salaried GP contract are set to begin in September, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said.

Harris said the talks would form part of wider negotiations on a new GP contract, adding that he recognised that not every GP wanted to own their own business, and that it was difficult to attract GPs to some rural posts.

About 2,400 GPs have contracts with the state to provide care to...

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