Under 6 Contract Practice Policy
We are heading into our second Autumn/Winter season with the under six contract in place. The impact of the new contract has been on average a 100% increase in visitations of the under sixes. This has hugely challenged the delivery of service to all our patients.
It is our aim to see all SICK children on the day an appointment is requested.
During the winter months in particular, we would ask parents to be mindful of the pressure on under six appointments and avoid the consultations “they are not really sick but I would just like them checked”.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to register their child for this contract. Any patient that needs to be seen and isn’t registered will unfortunately incur a fee. The registration process is very quick and simple. We access the registration suite daily to accept new registrations. Log on to gpvisitcard.ie and follow the steps or see across for more details.
The HSE have confirmed that New Born babies not holding a PPS number cannot be registered for the Under 6 contract and can only do so when they receive one. If you do not have a PPS number for your child please contact the Client Identify Services, Dept of Social Protection on lo call 1890 927 999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the increased visitations we will only accept under six children from existing patients of the practice or within our catchment area.