Free GP Care for under sixes is not likely to happen for the foreseeable future despite promises made by our Junior Minister of Health, Alex White. With all of the GP organisations against the terms of a new contract which the Department is attempting to bring in without any negotiations, it is hard to see how any progress can be made. While the majority of GPs are in favour of free GP care for children it can not be delivered without additional resources. At present GP practices are struggling to provide high quality services in the face or repeated cuts to practice payments for medical card patients. This practice has seen a drop of over 50% in income for the care of medical card patients since 2006.
f you are between 25 and 60 and have not had a cervical smear you can get one done for free under the HSE Cervical Check programme. The test is very simple and can help diagnose early cervical cancer. To register for a cervical smear, just login in to the cervical check website and provide your details including your PPS number. If you haven’t time to do this we will be happy to register for you once you provide us with your PPS number.
To get the smear done just make an appointment with us telling the receptionist it is for a cervical smear. Alternatively request an appointment using the link from this web site.
Results of smear tests are available within 4 weeks. You will contacted either by our practice or the cervical check programme.
To find out more about cervical check and cervical smears click the link to this video.