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AGM Business Agenda 2014

The 30th annual general meeting of the Irish College of General Practitioners will take place on Sunday 11 May 2014 at the Radisson Hotel, Galway, commencing at 9.30am. » read more

ICGP calls on the cabinet to reconsider free GP services for children under six until details of the Universal Healthcare policy are known

The ICGP urged the cabinet, on Wednesday 16 April 2014, to reconsider its intention to provide free GP services to children under six years of age until key decisions on Universal Healthcare are made. » read more

ICGP responds to publication of White Paper on Universal Health Insurance

In its response to the publication of the White Paper on Universal Health Insurance on 2 April 2014, the ICGP said that moves to improve equality of access to health services are welcome as the current health system is inherently inequitable. » read more

ICGP continues to address the issue of alcohol misuse

The ICGP announced on Tuesday 2 April 2014 that it fully supports the actions of Alcohol Forum in leading out the events of Alcohol Awareness Week 2014 to highlight the problems created by alcohol dependency in Ireland. » read more

Free to call Samaritans Ireland

Samaritans Ireland has launched a new free to call number for people who are struggling to cope. » read more

2013 National HALT Report

The national report for the point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in long-term care facilities in Ireland conducted in May 2013 has been published by the HPSC. » read more

Lymphoedema Awareness Month - March 2014

Ireland's first Lymphoedema Awareness Month was launched on Saturday 1 March in St. Luke's Hospital Rathgar by Miriam O'Callaghan. » read more

Key points to consider when prescribing NOACs

Following publicity in the media in relation to the prescription of NOACs, members have been receiving a lot of queries from patients about this group of drugs. » read more

HSE issue safety warning letter regarding new oral anticoagulants medications

Over 13,000 patients receive treatment with NOAC drugs under the Community Drugs Schemes in Ireland. » read more

Migrant Family Support Service

The Migrant Family Support Service, established in January 2014, is a new confidential service delivering culturally sensitive supports and advocacy to migrant families, who are experiencing child protection interventions. » read more