Under the gp agreement reached in June 2019 between the Irish Medical Organisation and the Irish Service Executive and the Ministry of Health, funds have been allocated to support and maintain family medical services for communities with a high degree of social disabilities. On 3 April 2019, the Irish Times reported that the government was about to reach a €200 million deal with family doctors, which would involve setting up new services for patients with medical cards suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. IMO, as a signatory to this framework agreement, was seen by the government as the party with whom it would enter into negotiations on publicly funded family doctor contracts. The agreement would see the “long-awaited reversal” of the controversial financial emergency or €120 million cuts to FEMPI (plus €10 million in pension contributions) imposed on general medicine at the height of the financial crisis, as well as an additional €80 million fund that had been secured for the management of patients with chronic diseases in the municipality. A GC coordinated by China for the revision of the investigation guidelines under the HSSC updated the guidelines up to and including December 31, 2019, subject to approval at A 31. .