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Introducing the ICGP

The Irish College General Practitioners (ICGP) is the professional body for general practice in Ireland. The College was founded in 1984 and is based in Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. The College's primary aim is to serve the patient and the general practitioner by encouraging and maintaining the highest standards of general medical practice. It is the representative organisation on education, training and standards in general practice. There are over 3,800 members and associate members and currently there are 787 doctors in training for the speciality of General Practice. 

As the professional membership body, the Irish College of General Practitioners supports its members to deliver healthcare of the highest possible standard to patients and communities. College advocates for an Irish healthcare system where general practice is central to providing excellence in continuing personal care for all.

The College is the recognised body for the accreditation of specialist training in general practice in Ireland and is recognised by the Medical Council as the representative academic body for the specialty of general practice. At an international level the College is a member of the World Organisation of National Colleges and Academies and Academic Associations of General Practice (WONCA). 

ICGP Governance

College Activities

The activities of the ICGP include:

  • Teaching, training and education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Accreditation of the fourteen specialist training programmes in general practice.
  • The College is the examining body for Membership in General Practice (MICGP).
  • Promotion of continuing education, professional development and research.
  • Practice management support - through training, advice and consultancy.
  • Promotion of general practitioner health.
  • Public relations and interaction with the media on behalf of the profession.
  • Make available relevant publications for, and on behalf of, its members.
  • Give informed advice to its members and to the government when requested.