ICGP Vision for the future of Irish rural general practice.

Author: O'Riordan, Margaret

Publication Year: 2015

Contents

Introduction
Current challenges facing Irish general practice in rural areas
1. Loss of viability
2. Recruitment and retention
3. Lack of infrastructural support
4. Out of hours services and locum cover
5. Ambulance support and pre-hospital emergency work
6. Island GPs
7. Professional and social isolation
Rural general practice - the international experience
Introduction
Potential solutions
1. Undergraduate and postgraduate training
2. Views of medical students and junior doctors
3. Financial incentives
4. Infrastructural reform
Recommendations for the future of Irish rural general practice
1. Education and training initiatives
2. Financial incentives
3. Infrastructural support
4. Working hours and locum support
5. Community hospitals
6. Island GPs
Conclusion
References

Format Download
Keywords rural areas, rural communities, rural general practice, rural health services
Publisher Irish College of General Practitioners
Classification general practice
Publication Date 28-Sep-15
Pages 21
Categories: Reports, Irish Content, ICGP Resources
Email: library@icgp.ie, Tel: 01 6763705, Fax: 01 6765850
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