Government to consider tax incentives for GPs and dentists

Ministers also acknowledge need for a new consultant contract

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
8th May, 2016
Dublin TD Finian McGrath Pic: RollingNews.ie

Tax incentives to support investments by GPs, dentists and other professionals will be explored by the new government, according to the programme for government.

The new government has also acknowledged that there is a need for a new consultant contract.

This will be a relief to doctors’ representatives, including the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association (IHCA) and the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), who have argued that pay and working conditions are hampering the recruitment and retention...

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