Research Reports & Publications

The Future of General Practice: ICGP Member Survey 2015

New ICGP research confirms extent of crisis in general practice » read more

General practice research in Ireland 2010-2014

These three ICGP publications provide a picture of general practice in Ireland through research and audit activity in 2010-2014. » read more

WONCA World Book of Family Medicine (European edition)

This document was published on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of WONCA Europe in October 2015 in Istanbul and features contributions by ICGP staff members. » read more

HSE GP Workforce Planning Report September 2015

This report on medical workforce planning for general practice in Ireland was compiled by the HSE NDTP and represents the outcome of a collaborative exercise in determining the future GP requirements for the country based on population ageing and Government policy in the main. » read more

Report on 2015 national survey of GP trainees and recent GP graduates

Bridging the gap – How GP trainees and recent graduates identify themselves as the future Irish general practice workforce. » read more

A National Survey of Chronic Disease Management by Practice Nurses in Ireland

Authors: Catherine Darker, Lucy Whiston, Siobhan Jordan, Róisín Doogue, Claire Collins, Kieran Ryan, Brendan O'Shea » read more

Publications Involving ICGP Research Staff

The following is a list of publications involving ICGP research staff from 2010-2014 » read more

ICGP research raises immediate workforce planning concerns for general practice

The Irish College of General Practitioners has published the results of a national survey of GP trainees and recent GP graduates, covering the period 2010 to 2013, entitled 'Planning for the Future Irish General Practitioner Workforce'. » read more

GP-IQ (General Practice Indicators of Quality) Project Summary

Quality indicators are specifically defined measurable aspects of practice that can be used to assess and improve the quality of care. » read more

GP-IQ (General Practice Indicators of Quality) Tools (members only)

Quality indicators are specifically defined measurable aspects of practice that can be used to assess and improve the quality of care. » read more

GOALS - Final project report on lifestyle approaches to child weight management

This reports asks, 10 years on, what have we learned about lifestyle approaches to child weight management? » read more

Creating Excellence in Dementia Care

A research review for Ireland's national dementia strategy » read more

GPMED - Project Report (members only)

Funded by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), the ICGP conducted a project to assess the feasibility of using diagnostic coding in Irish general practice and to identify the infrastructure required to support the recording of this information and the operation of a central database. » read more

GP Med - Project Summary

Funded by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), the ICGP conducted a project to assess the feasibility of using diagnostic coding in Irish general practice and to identify the infrastructure required to support the recording of this information and the operation of a central database. » read more

RCGP Continuity of Care Paper

Keeping general practice familiar and local improves continuity of care and can tackle health inequalities more effectively, says a new Policy Paper from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). » read more

Results of the HPSC Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Study 2010/2011 (members only)

Please note that you must login as an ICGP member to access this report. » read more

Publication: Identification of themes for standards for national health information sources in Ireland

Publication: Identification of themes for standards for national health information sources in Ireland » read more

HCP Maternal Health

HCP Maternal Health » read more

Combating Childhood and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity (members only)

Did you participate in this Training Needs Assessment Survey carried out by the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre (NNSC) in UCD (in partnership with the HSE)? See the results here. » read more

A Qualitative Study of Lifestyle Counselling in General Practice in Ireland

Authors: Barry Lambe and Claire Collins, Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford and Irish College of General Practitioners, 4/5 Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. » read more

International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-2) - A Summary

Authors: O'Brien CL, Janssens K, Kennedy C, Collins C, Irish College of General Practitioners. » read more

Electronic Patient Records: Factors Affecting Use of EPR by Irish GPs (members only)

A new study on the factors affecting the use of Electronic Patient Records by Irish GPs written by Brian Meade, Donal Buckley and Michael Boland of the ICGP and published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics, August 2009. » read more

Diabetes Service Delivery in General Practice (members only)

In June 2008 a team of researchers based in Cork (UCC), Galway (UHG) and the Midlands conducted a survey of 600 GPs to investigate the delivery of diabetes care in general practice in Ireland. » read more

Lifestyle Behaviour Change Report (members only)

An investigation of behavioural risk factor management in General Practice. Authors: Barry Lambe and Claire Collins, ICGP, April 2009. » read more

Report from National Telephone Survey: Risk Groups for Influenza, Uptake of Influenza & Pneumococcal Vaccine, and the Burden of Influenza-like Illness in the Adult Population of Ireland 2005/2006 (members only)

Report Summary July 2007. Authors: Jolita Mereckiene, Joan O'Donnell, Claire Collins, Derval Igoe, Suzanne Cotter and Darina O'Flanagan. This report is for members of the ICGP. Please login with your ID and PIN to view full contents. » read more

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 on 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