ICGP Launch the Health Inequalities and Irish General Practice in Areas of Deprivation Report at Annual Winter Meeting

Speaking at the launch of the Health Inequalities and Irish General Practice in Areas of Deprivation Report, Dr Philip Crowley, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health and Children, today (Saturday, 19th November) commented that "A key way to improve our health is to further develop general practice services. The health inequalities in our society are stark and must be a key priority for action..." » read more

Hib (Booster) Vaccination

On this morning's 'Morning Ireland' programme, Dr Niall O'Cleirigh, ICGP spokesperson, gave it to understand that the facility to provide for a separate Hib booster vaccination was available to general practitioners nationwide at this point in time. » read more

GP Co-Ops: Out of Hours GP Care

The Executive of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) reiterates its view that the preferred option for the provision of GP out of hours services is through the establishment of GP Co-ops nationwide. It is the view of the ICGP that general practitioners, through the Co-ops, should be responsible for the provision of out of hours GP care for the full duration of out of hours. » read more

Minister Sean Power Welcomes Launch of ICGP/National Council on Ageing and Older People Module for use in Primary Care

Speaking at the launch of Alcohol and Growing Older on Wednesday 1st June, Mr Sean Power TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children, commented that "While alcohol misuse and harmful drinking feature regularly in public debate and attract a large amount of media attention, the debate often focuses solely on young people and the harm associated with issues such as binge drinking, public disorder, attendance at Accident and Emergency Departments etc. » read more

Definition of General Practice

The ICGP curriculum development group has studied the European definition and its supporting documentation in great depth with a view to the changes that need to be incorporated into it in order to meet the requirements of Irish general practice. » read more