The General Practice Information Technology (GPIT) Group is made up of representatives from the Irish College of General Practitioners and the Health Service. The aim of the GPIT Group is to promote computerisation in general practice and primary care. There are two parts to the group, an educational section that is currently being restructured, and a projects section with Dr Brian O'Mahony as project manager.
This document presents a new referral letter format, developed by HIQA in collaboration with the Irish College of General Practitioners, as a national standard. It also contains guidance for GPs on how to complete the new referral form.
The GPIT Training Programme has undergone a restructuring with a number of new appointments. The change is intended to meet the changing needs of GPs for advice and training and to support the many developments in primary care IT by providing GP representation on national and regional groups. The National GPIT Co-ordinator and the Regional GPIT Co-ordinators will form the management committee for the GPIT Education & Training Programme which will address all aspects and activities of the programme. The GPIT Education & Training Committee will report to the National GPIT (HSE/ICGP) Group. The new appointments to the group are as follows:
National GPIT Co-ordinator: Dr Conor O'Shea
GPs can contact the programme for advice and support through Niamh Killeen at the ICGP email@example.com.
The projects section is headed up by Dr Brian O'Mahony and includes the following activities:
Project Tasks During past 12 Months
Dr O'Mahony is keen to hear from individuals and groups who wish to input into the certification process or any of the project activities of the GPIT Group. Please contact Niamh Killeen of the ICGP with comments and queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 6763705.