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White, Alex

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Health Services Provision

Does Deputy Kelleher have any proposals about anything on health?More Button

It is ten years since Deputy Kelleher had a policy on health. He has no policies.More Button

Health Services Provision (Continued)

Even you Billy.More Button

General Practitioner Services

I propose to take Questions Nos. 16 and 71 together.More Button

The General Medical Services (GMS) Scheme provides for general practice dispensing services in certain limited circumstances where there is no pharmacy in an area and clients are unable to access...More Button

At the time of the review, there were 94 dispensing doctors nationally. The HSE considered that 34 of these were no longer providing dispensing services. Of these 34 doctors, 17 asked the HSE t...More Button

From 1st April 2014, new arrangements will be introduced by the HSE, including standards for doctor dispensing and the introduction of a computerised on line system to record items dispensed. Fo...More Button

Health Services Staff Recruitment

In line with the commitment in the Programme for Government to a significant strengthening of primary care services, the National Service Plan 2013 provided for additional funding of €20 million to...More Button

Medical Card Data

The HSE has informed me that, as of 1 January 2014, there are currently 1,849,380 medical cards in circulation and, of this figure, 50,294 were granted on a discretionary basis.More Button

As I have put on the record of the House on more than one occasion, there is no such entity as a discretionary medical card. There is only one medical card. Medical cards provided on the basis of...More Button

The information sought by the Deputy is outlined in the following table. The medical card service is demand led and the number of cards at any given time reflects those persons who have met the el...More Button

General Medical Services Scheme Administration

The Programme for Government provides for the introduction of a new GMS GP contract with an increased emphasis on the management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular condition...More Button

Medical Card Applications

The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.

The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services sche...More Button

Medical Card Appeals

The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.More Button

The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated c...More Button

The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.

The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services sche...More Button

Dental Services Provision

The HSE is responsible for providing dental care to schoolchildren. The matter has therefore been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Orthodontic Service Provision

The HSE provides orthodontic treatment to those who have been assessed and referred for treatment before their 16th birthday. Where a course of orthodontic treatment commences while a child is in...More Button

Primary Care Centre Provision

Considerable progress has been made in progressing the primary care centre PPP project. Coolock/Darndale is one of the locations identified as being suitable for the PPP model. The HSE lodged the...More Button