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NI GPs asked to vaccinate over 50s against flu subject to stock

Northern Irish GPs will be able to offer free flu

GPs feeling ‘bullied’ to staff non-contractual Covid centres

Exclusive GPs in Northern Ireland have taken offence to their

Wales expands flu vaccination cohort while Scotland and NI deliberate

The Welsh Government has expanded its flu vaccination programme so

BMA urges NI Government to follow other countries and increase GP pay

BMA Northern Ireland has asked its Government to follow England,


Northern Ireland GPs’ open letter to health minister Robin Swann

130 GPs in Northern Ireland write an open letter to the health minister 

GP NI contract reforms could keep 100% triage and Covid centres

Exclusive The system of telephone triaging all patients, and the referral of patients to community assessment centres, may be included in the Northern Irish GP contract in the future, with the BMA and RCGP currently being consulted on plans.

GPs could face contractual imposition if they refuse to staff Covid centres

GPs in Northern Ireland have been warned that they may be forced to staff Covid-19 'hot hubs' via imposed contractual changes, unless they volunteer their services.

Belfast practice to close and another ends contract as city succumbs to GP crisis

Two GP practices in Belfast are facing closure as the city feels the force of the Northern Irish GP workforce crisis.

Lack of indemnity scheme in Northern Ireland is ‘blatantly unfair’, says BMA

Changes should be made to the 'blatantly unfair' indemnity system in Northern Ireland, the head of the BMA GP Committee in Northern Ireland has said. 

Multi-disciplinary teams in Northern Ireland to expand to all five health boards

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health has announced the latest phase of plans to transform GP care.

Northern Irish GPs to get 20% increase in funding under new contract

The Department of Health has announced a £26.76m investment in primary care in Northern Ireland for the year 2019/2020. 

One in five GP training places in Northern Ireland remain unfilled

Around 20% of GP training places in Northern Ireland are unfilled this academic year.

Councillor criticises six-week wait for GP appointments in Northern Ireland

A councillor has expressed anger over long GP waiting times in Northern Ireland. 

Cancer biggest cause of difference in life expectancy for people in deprived NI areas

Reduced life expectancy among men and women living in poorer areas compared with those in wealthier regions is largely due to cancer-related deaths, a Northern Ireland government report has concluded.