The Government has insisted its plans to introduce free GP care for all are still on track, despite an embarrassing climbdown yesterday over discretionary medical cards.Patients who lost discretionary cards over the past year have been promised their early return once legislation promised by the Government to allow for cards to be granted on the basis of designated medical conditions is implemented.........read more
Via The Irish Times 30 May 2014
You can now be referred for testing if you are in one or more of the categories for priority testing and meet the testing criteria below.
If you are not in a priority group we cannot refer you for testing at this time........
As you will know, GPs can only refer patients for Covid19 tests who fit the current criteria for testing - meaning a fever plus either cough or shortness of breath, along with being in one of the at risk groups.
Since Monday 16th March, GPs can order a test for Covid-19 by electronic referral following a phone consultation with the patient..........
As we all know by now, we have seen the first cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland over the past few days.
We have yet to receive confirmation of the delivery date for the 2019 'Flu vaccines but we hope to have them by end of September.
We will update once we know more...