Tuesday February 18, 2020

GP contract negotiations moving far too slowly, says TD

Dr Michael Harty said the current negotiations centred on “tinkering with the existing contract”

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

11th June, 2017
Independent TD Dr Michael Harty

The negotiation of a new GP contract is moving at a “snail’s pace”, independent TD Dr Michael Harty has said.

Harty said the current negotiations centred on “tinkering with the existing contract”, when what was needed was a complete overhaul.

He hit out at the delay in starting contract negotiations.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure

Daniel Murray | 3 months ago

The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools

Michael Brennan | 3 months ago

Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service

Aiden Corkery | 3 months ago