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Irish family doctors host prestigious two day European family doctor conference

The Vasco da Gama Conference 2015 will take place on 20-21 February at Chartered Accountants House, Pearse St, Dublin 2. » read more

Irish Medical Council seeks GP medical assessors

The Medical Council wishes to train additional medical assessors for 2015 and is seeking expressions of interest from general practitioners for this role. » read more

ICGP highlights to Minister for Health need for focus on chronic disease management in general practice

The ICGP presented on Thursday 29 January an analysis of chronic disease in Ireland to Minister for Health, Dr Leo Varadkar, and Minister Kathleen Lynch which shows that the number of adults with chronic disease will be around 40% of the adult population by 2020. » read more

Medisec Quality in Practice Awards 2015

The Irish College of General Practitioners is inviting entries for the Quality in Practice Awards. All general practice staff including non-clinical staff are eligible to enter the competition. » read more

Influenza-like Illness Rate Increases above Baseline Levels: Use of Antiviral Medicines

The most recent influenza surveillance data indicate that influenza-like illness (ILI) has increased in the community in recent weeks. Update from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre. » read more

Winter Meeting report

Over 200 ICGP members attended the College's annual Winter Meeting on Saturday 22 November in Athlone, Co.Westmeath. » read more

Publication of the Report of the Expert Panel on Medical Need for Medical Card Eligibility

The Report of the Expert Panel on Medical Need for Medical Card Eligibility was published on Tuesday 25 November 2014. » read more

Quality in Practice Sub Committee releases new and updated publications

'Helping Patients with Alcohol Problems – A Guide for Primary Care Staff' and 'Quality Improvement Award Winners 2007-2014' » read more

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014

Doctors and vets urged to take a more critical look before prescribing antibiotics as antibiotic resistance remains one of the biggest global threats to public health. » read more

Launch of to combat overuse of antibiotics, developed by the HSE in partnership with GPs and pharmacists, offers straightforward advice on how to get through common illnesses without antibiotics. » read more