Dept of Health Press Release 6 Oct 2020

A Press Release from the Department of Health today (6 October 2020) announced that the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly TD, has secured funding for a range of measures that will make healthcare more affordable for more than a million people across the...

Possible Overpayments of Pensions

It was recently brought to the attention of the RCPSA that some members have been advised that overpayments of pensions had been made to them.  When we contacted the NSSO, the RCPSA was advised that the arrangements for recoupment of overpayments is set out in...

DRUG PAYMENT SCHEME UPDATE

In Budget 2020 it was announced that the maximum amount payable under the Drugs Payment Scheme would be reduced by €10 a month to €114.  This reduction was due to come into effect on 1 September 2020.  It is understood from pharmacists and from the DPS section of the...

NOTE ON ACCESSING PENSION PAYSLIPS

The RCPSA has an ongoing request for hard copies of payslips to be provided to members when needed for proof of income purposes.  The request has been refused to date for cost reasons.  As a result of our request, in an effort to address some of the concerns of our...