19 June 2017
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Dr John Cox, Chairman of the Board

Dr John Cox is a GP principal of a rural practice in Fethard-on-Sea, New Ross, Co Wexford. He is a member of the ICGP Wexford Faculty.

He has a special interest in cardiovascular risk factor assessment and management in general practice. He is also interested in information technology as applied to software systems in use in general practice.

Previous Roles & Posts


  • Chairman, Joint ICGP/HSE Audit Review Group, 2009 – 2012
  • GPIT Tutor, SEHB/ICGP, Jan 2000 – Dec 2010
  • GP Co-ordinator, HEARTWATCH, HSE South-East, Sep 2002 – Dec 2010
  • Member of Council of ICGP representing Wexford Faculty for many years
  • ICGP representative on the Blood Pressure Council of the Irish Heart Foundation
  • ICGP representative on the CVD Prevention Council of the Irish Heart Foundation
  • Chair of the Education Governance Committee 

John hopes that as Chair he can oversee the transfer of training from the HSE to the ICGP to the satisfaction of all parties in the coming year,  consolidate the work done in developing ICGP overseas educational activities to date and provide educational and research support to our members in the implementation of the Chronic Disease Management Programmes under the terms of agreement between the Department of Health, the HSE and the IMO regarding GP Contractual Reform and Service Development.

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