Limerick GP warns that under-6 scheme will lead to “yellow pack”…

first_img Previous articleQuinlivan warns of ‘dishonest’ EU/ US dealNext article#VIDEO Latvian charged with Limerick murder John Keogh WhatsApp Limerick GP Dr Emmet KerinLIMERICK doctor and vice president of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) Dr Emmet Kerin has warned that the Government’s scheme to provide free GP care for children under six will lead to “a yellow pack” service.And according to Dr Kerin, the majority of doctors in the region are opposed to the scheme and do not intend to sign up for it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told the Limerick Post: “The general feeling is no. I have to acknowledge that there are practices that financially are really struggling, and this offer is nearly tempting to them in the short term. But from talking to other colleagues here, they are generally saying no.“The offer as it stands isn’t good for GPs, it’s not good for the future of the GP service and it’s not a good deal for patients.”Dr Kerin has criticised the Government for launching the scheme “to gain votes”He commented: “With all the gloss and the spin on it, it sounds like a great deal, but the substance isn’t there.  As a parent, you would think that it is a good scheme but actually it isn’t providing anything. It’s very hard to take on the Government, it’s an emotive issue for parents, of course they want their children to be looked after, but it’s not a free service.“I would have to reduce my consultation time from 15 minutes to seven minutes. We will end up with a yellow pack service. Patients will have shorter consultation times and they won’t get to see the same GP each time they come in. If a GP doesn’t know you, you’re more likely to be referred to A&E.”Dr Kerin explained that the scheme does not include additional tests or x-rays that may be necessary, and does not cover the cost of medication for chronic conditions.He added that the Government should prioritise providing care for patients with chronic conditions.“There are more than 9,000 children receiving a domiciliary allowance, they have chronic conditions like cancer or Down Syndrome, and they’re not entitled to a medical card,” he pointed out.He also warned that it would generate “an additional four million consultations” per year for GPs nationally, and that many practices do not have the manpower to deal with an increase in demand.The NAGP is urging doctors not to join the scheme, however individual GPs are free to decide whether or not to sign up.It has since emerged that the scheme will cost double the amount initially envisaged with Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch telling the Dáil last Thursday that the extra €30 million now required would not come from other health areas.Stating that the cost of the project was now expected to be €67 million, not €37 million, she said: “we may need a supplementary budget towards the end of the year”, but any extra funds would not impact on other services. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin TAGSDr Emmet KerinhealthlimerickNational Association of General Practitioners (NAGP)Under-6 GP scheme Email Printcenter_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook NewsLimerick GP warns that under-6 scheme will lead to “yellow pack” medical serviceBy John Keogh – April 24, 2015 762 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

On Memorial Day, remembering 2 fallen heroes with ‘Flags In’ tradition

first_imgCourtesy Arlington National Cemetery(WASHINGTON) —  As Maj. Stephen Von Jett placed the American flag exactly 1 foot in front of his friend’s headstone, he took the time to reflect back on their friendship.“I’ve dealt with the feelings about that loss for a long time,” said Von Jett, remembering his battle buddy Maj. Paul Carron who had died nine years ago in Afghanistan.“I took a moment and I thought about our friendship and I placed a flag and I think that’s what a lot of Old Guard soldiers are doing today because we all have — many of us, many of us have people that we’ve lost throughout this time and coming together to honor those who have fallen means so much to us,” he added.Thursday morning, ahead of Memorial Day weekend, Von Jett made his first stop at Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. That’s where most service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.An annual tradition that has been repeated since 1948, “Flags In” is a time to remember and honor the fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives for the nation.Within just four hours, soldiers placed small American flags in front of more than 228,000 headstones and at the bottom of approximately 7,000 niche rows in Columbarium Courts and the Niche Wall.Elsewhere in Arlington National Cemetery, Capt. Christopher Kittle stood in front of a headstone for his wife’s uncle. Chief Warrant Officer David Gibbs, who died in a helicopter accident in Bosnia in 1999.“The feeling is very hard to describe,” he said. “You’re coming here and visiting a tombstone while recognizing the name — a name somebody that means a lot to my family, somebody who is very near and dear to our hearts.”For Kittle, Memorial Day had been just another day to get together with his family for a cookout, until he became a part of the Old Guard — the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment which carries out “Flags In” each year at Arlington. Though he never personally met Gibbs, Kittle said it was a humbling experience.“Being able to plant a flag personally … I just sat there and I was trying to understand the emotion I was feeling because I didn’t know him personally but I just felt very honored,” he said.But this day wasn’t just for service members who experienced losing a direct family member or close friends, Von Jett reiterated. He believes that Memorial Day weekend and the “Flags In” tradition is a chance for all military members to reconnect with history, remember the legacy and to honor fallen heroes.“And really, find out where our freedom came from and you know, place a flag and see what it costs.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Physician-Chair, Family Medicine – 133

first_imgEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University (WVU) and the Department of FamilyMedicine in the WVU School of Medicine seek a visionary leader toserve as Chair. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for aphysician with an unwavering commitment to excellence in clinicalcare, education, and research.The Department of Family Medicine includes 26 faculty, 9 AdvancedPractice Providers, and 18 residents. The department completesapproximately 40,000 patient visits per year. The Department ofFamily Medicine’s Research Division works with the West VirginiaResearch Network on various projects throughout the state. Theresearch mission of the Department of Family Medicine at WVU is todisseminate information and to implement programs relevant to thediscipline of family practice and to the population of WestVirginia. The department currently has $300,000 in grants.The successful candidate will provide leadership in the delivery ofpatient-centered care within a growing, integrated delivery healthcare system. The successful candidate will have the skills andcommitment necessary to advance medical education and research andmotivate department faculty and trainees in the discovery andapplication of state of the art knowledge. Candidates should haveexcellent communication skills. Administrative experience shouldinclude strategic planning, finance/budgeting, and recruitment.Experience in a multi hospital system is desirable.Qualified applicants must be currently board certified by theAmerican Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), have an MD, DO or foreignequivalent degree, and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted WestVirginia medical license. A minimum of five years of experience inan academic leadership role and an academic rank of AssociateProfessor or above are required. Faculty rank and salary arecommensurate with qualifications. All qualifications must be met bythe time of appointment.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of ten member hospitals, six managed hospitals, and twoaffiliated hospitals all anchored by its flagship, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. The health system has anintegrated electronic medical record system (Epic) whichfacilitates care delivery across all clinical settings. WVUMedicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people eachyear from across the state of West Virginia and the nation. Thedepartment is home to an ACGME accredited family medicine residencyprogram, and has a major role in the MD degree curriculum in theschool of medicine.Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Join us in changing WV’s future by having an immediate impact andserving the entire state of WV and the surrounding region. Shareyour sense of purpose with us!To learn more, and of applications will commence immediately and continue untilthe position is filled. Interested candidates with questions or tosubmit a CV may contact:Deveran [email protected] formally apply, visit: submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contactinformation for at least three (3) references.WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of anNSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The university valuesdiversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invitesapplications from all qualified individuals, including minorities,females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.last_img read more

St. Joseph County Jail has become a COVID-19 hotspot

first_img Google+ Facebook Pinterest By Tommie Lee – November 19, 2020 0 295 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest St. Joseph County Jail has become a COVID-19 hotspot CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market (Tommie Lee/95.3 MNC) St. Joseph County’s newest hotspot for COVID-19 infections appears to be its jail.Testing from last Friday indicated that 22% of the entire inmate population is potentially infected, according to WNDU.The report showed 35 inmates who had tested positive, which resulted in another 75 being put in quarantine. Sheriff Redman says social distancing is difficult at the jail, and there had only been 13 cases since March before this “huge uptick” in cases.Eight staff members have tested positive, and another eight are in quarantine. The jail is on lockdown to restrict movement and visitors. Facebook Previous articleCharlie Brown’s Thanksgiving coming to PBS this weekendNext articleHolcomb names Indiana’s first Secretary of Education Tommie Leelast_img read more