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General Practitioner Services

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 25 January 2022

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Questions (571)

Pádraig O'Sullivan


571. Deputy Pádraig O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health the percentage of general practitioner hours that are spent working in cosmetic clinics nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3068/22]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

GPs are private contractors, most of whom hold contracts with the HSE for the provision of medical services such as contracts under the General Medical Services (GMS) Scheme for the provision of medical services without charge to patients who hold a medical card or GP visit card. Private services offered by GPs are a matter of contract between patient and clinician; as GPs are not employees of the health service, information is not collected regarding such services.

Question No. 572 answered with Question No. 521.