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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

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

ICGP submission of response to draft contract for free GP care for under-sixes

Document prepared for submission to the HSE on the draft contract for free GP care for under-sixes » read more

New STI elearning module available for non-members

The purpose of this module on STIs in primary care is to support doctors and nurses working in primary care in the diagnosis and management of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). » read more

ICGP announces new standard drinks measure to help GPs tackle alcohol addiction

Alcohol costing over €11m in bed days in Irish hospitals » read more

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