Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Department of Health
General Practitioner Services
112. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to extend free general practitioner care to all children under eight years of age and then under 12 years of age; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46094/22]
My officials and the HSE are engaged in preparatory work for the commencement of the initial stage of the phased expansion of GP care without fees to all children aged 12 years and under, the provision of GP care without fees to all children aged 6 and 7. Consultations with the IMO, representing GPs, are currently underway with the intention of introducing this service this year.