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Carlow/Kilkenny Care doc received more than €3million from HSE last year

The local Care-Doc service got €3.3 million from the HSE last year.

New figures show the Health Service Executive paid out over €540 million to GP practices and co-ops last year.

And Carlow/Kilkenny Care Doc was the biggest paid GP co-op in the country.

The figures released are not salaries but gross payments to doctors out of which practice expenses and other staff expenses have to be paid.