NOTE:  AGM 2020 CANCELLED – SEE AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

This website was last updated on 21 October 2020

Application of pension increases

The PSSC letter of 29 May 2019 to all pensioners has been withdrawn and is replaced by a letter of 11 October 2019 to all pensioners.

Information on the Nursing Home Support Scheme (the Fair Deal)

See also News posts for a Key Information sheet.

NSSO Helpline Reopens

The following welcome news was received today from the National Shared Services Office (NSSO):

The NSSO is happy to inform you that we are now in a position to restore the call service for retired customers from Monday 6 July 2020. The phone line 076 1002702 will be open from 9.00am to 1.00pm each day Monday to Friday. 

 A big thank you to the NSSO for continuing to serve us and pay our pensions during this very difficult time.

UPDATE FROM OUR PRESIDENT 20 JULY 2020

Dear Fellow Members

I trust that you and your families are safe and well.  I attach an update on RCPSA business for your information.  Please keep checking our website regularly for further updates and useful information.

Wishing you and your families well in these difficult times,

Your sincerely,

Paul Monks

President of the RCPSA

July Progress Report from the NSSO

The NSSO continues to make progress with the payment of pension increases and pension restoration.  As you will see from the attached, they are dealing with large numbers and, in some cases, further instruction is awaited from DPER.

Dept of Health Press Release 6 Oct 2020

A Press Release from the Department of Health today announced that the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly TD, has secured funding for a range of measures relating to the over 70s medical card income limits, a reduction in the Drugs Payment Scheme and a reduction in prescription charges for all medical card holders.  

COVID-19 UPDATE 21 OCT 2020

Below is a link to the most up-to-date information on Covid-19 and how Level 5 will be applied, including more information on support bubbles.

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Covid-19 Update 21 Oct 2020

Below is a link to the most up-to-date information on Covid-19 and how Level 5 will be applied, including more information on support bubbles.

Paddy Terry – an Appreciation

Many of you will already have heard the sad news of the death of our fellow member, Paddy Terry, last month, on 28 September 2020, in his 101st year.  In addition to his long and distinguished career, Paddy served on the Council of the RCPSA for over 20 years.  We...

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