Kerry’s Junior Minister welcomes deal between Government and GPs

Kerry’s Junior Minister says the new deal between Government and the Irish Medical Organisation will benefit Kerry patients.

Minister for State, Brendan Griffin says the agreement will encourage more doctors to go into General Practice, as well as providing new funding to develop practices.

In return, GPs will agree to work on reforms including more cost-effective prescribing of medicines, waiting list validation and the use of new technology systems.

Minister Griffin says this agreement will lead to the structured care of patients with chronic conditions in a primary care setting.