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16 November 2018
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General Practitioners Look at the Practical Changes That Can Improve Their Health and Wellbeing

The annual Winter Meeting of the Irish College of General Practitioners, the professional and training body for general practice, is being held today (Saturday November 17th) in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

The theme of the meeting is "Cultivating a Happy, Healthy Workplace' and around 200 GPs from all over the country will attend to hear sessions on how to set up a practice, how to prepare for retirement, and how to cultivate a healthy workplace with the power of positive change.

The Saturday afternoon session is entitled "The Power of Positive Change in the Practice."

Dr Rukshan Goonewardena, Acting Director, Network of Establishing GPs, said:

"Despite the pressures of the job, there are many positive aspects to working in general practice. We will have a range of speakers discussing how to implement positive changes such as in-practice communications, business and financial systems, clinical care and the physical environment."

"Self-care is important for GPs and we hope to encourage doctors to think about those issues too", Dr Goonewardena added.

The full programme for the Winter Meeting is available at

MEDIA QUERIES Aileen O'Meara, Communications Consultant, ICGP

Tel. 01 2542984 / 087 2239830


NOTE: Between Monday November 19th and Thursday November 22nd, Ronan Cavanagh will deputise for Aileen O'Meara. Ronan is available at 086 3179731]