« BackCouncillor welcomes HSE rural allowance proposal for GPs

A Kerry councillor has welcomed a HSE proposal to pay general practitioners an allowance to set up practices in rural areas.

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The HSE plans to introduce new criteria for awarding the rural practice allowance to GPs in an attempt to help fill available positions.
It would be worth up to €16,000 annually.
Rathmore is one such area where – ten months after the local doctor retired – nobody has yet been appointed to fill the vacancy.
Local Fianna Fáil councillor, Niall Kelleher says the new rural allowance proposals are welcome: