National Survey of GPs Identifies Significant Barriers to the Early Diagnosis of Cancer

Results of a joint Irish College of General Practitioners and Irish Cancer Society (ICS) nationwide study of 1000 general practitioners which assessed their needs in relation to the early detection of cancer were announced today, Wednesday 13th December. The key aim of the study was to identify barriers experienced by GPs in diagnosing cancer early, in order to maximise the potential for cure. » read more

Providing Services to Young People in an Accessible and Effective Way

The Strategic Planning and Reform Implementation Unit of the HSE allocated €60,000 to the development of services for young people through the provision of grants to agencies and groups who can show they are offering services to young people in an accessible and effective way. » read more

Providing Services to Young People in an Accessible and Effective Way

The Strategic Planning and Reform Implementation Unit of the HSE allocated €60,000 to the development of services for young people through the provision of grants to agencies and groups who can show they are offering services to young people in an accessible and effective way. » read more

Symposium 2: The Future of General Practice Postgraduate Education and Training - Structures and Resources

It is a time of uncertainty for medical education and training. » read more

Launch of new ICGP Publication Entitled 'Quality in Action in Irish General Practice'

An innovative quality improvement competition was established by the ICGP Quality in Practice Committee in 2005 and repeated in 2006. » read more

Positive Benefits Following College Alcohol Initiative

The report of the College's Alcohol Aware Practice Service Initiative in nine GP practices has shown positive benefits from interventions used to treat patients with alcohol problems. A total of 4,584 patients were screened in the project which covered practices in the year-long HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster and HSE North East regions. Ten per cent of those patients in the programme who said they consumed alcohol had a daily consumption of six or more drinks. » read more

ICGP Council Issues Discussion Paper: The Development of General Practice - a Time to Reflect and Debate

The ICGP Council has issued a discussion paper on the subject of 'The Development of General Practice - a Time to Reflect and Debate'. We are experiencing now a period of fundamental change in our health services which pose both threats and opportunities for us all in general practice and as such we should reflect and debate the issues which could shape the future of our work in the coming decade. » read more

ICGP and Irish Sports Council Join Forces to Educate Medical Professionals

The Irish Sports Council and the Irish College of General Practitioners have joined forces to produce an updated guide for medical professionals on doping in sport. Drugs and Doping in Sport: Guidelines for General Practitioners was published today, February 2, and can be viewed on the ICGP and Irish Sports Council's websites. » read more