The Post Podcast: The GP crisis

Ian Kehoe is joined by Sunday Business Post Health Editor Susan Mitchell to talk about a shortage of GPs which has led to some practices closing their doors to new patients

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Ian Kehoe

21st March, 2018
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The Post Podcast

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.

Now GP practices in entire towns are closing their doors to new patients. Families cannot register with a GP in some areas. Have we finally reached that tipping point? In this special edition of The Post Podcast, Ian Kehoe speaks to Health Editor Susan Mitchell about the looming crisis.

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