Visit our Clinical Hub ยป

About NEGs

NEGs Administrator:

Ms Michelle Dodd
Tel: 01 6763705

Aims and Objectives of the NEGs Programme

The NEGs Programme is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of establishing members of the ICGP. Its overarching aims are:

  • To identify on an ongoing basis the ever-changing needs of establishing College members, to make recommendations to the College as to how these needs can be catered for by the ICGP, and to try and ensure recommendations are implemented.
  • To encourage involvement in and contribution to College activities by senior trainees and establishing members and address barriers to participation by establishing GPs in the ICGP.

The NEGs director also has a number of clearly defined roles including:

  • To update and promote the NEGs section on the ICGP website.
  • To review and keep up to date information for establishing GPs including the Signposts to Success handbook for the establishing GP.
  • To organise a twice yearly nationwide series of regional meetings for NEGs and act as convenor for the annual ICGP winter meeting.
  • To co-ordinate involvement of Irish establishing GPs in European structures including the European Young Family Doctors Movement.
  • To represent establishing members of the College on the ICGP Council, the Membership Services Committee and the Project Directors Group.
  • To act on behalf of the ICGP as the Irish representative to the European Young Family Doctors Movement Council.

Structure of Programme

The NEGs Programme is managed by a programme director with input from a steering group comprised of regional representatives and European Young Family Doctors Movement liaisons. The regional representatives host the twice yearly regional NEGs meetings which take place in the second half of March and again in the second half of October. These meeting cover topics of interest to establishing GPs, provide a social networking opportunity, and are also a conduit of communication between establishing GPs, the Steering Group and the NEGs programme director.

One of the crucial roles of the programme director is to communicate issues raised by NEGs to the ICGP. To facilitate this, the NEGs director is co-opted onto the ICGP Council and is a member of both the Membership Services Committee and Project Directors Group.

Want to Get Involved?

The NEGs Programme is always seeking new steering group members. The commitment is minimal and often enjoyable. If you think you may be interested, please contact Michelle Dodd, NEGs Programme Administrator, email:, or telephone: 01 6763705.