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Foundation Course in Addiction Management in Primary Care

Primarily aimed at GPs and GP registrars, this course will introduce the participant to managing issues related to alcohol misuse, misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as illicit drug use in primary care.

Note: Completion of this course enables you to apply for a HSE Level 1 GP contract, view further information.


  • ICGP members and GP registrars
  • Non-members/GP registrars (must work in general practice--application required, see registration below)


  • 11 interactive eLearning presentations (ranging from 6 to 20 minutes in duration)
  • Links to all guidelines and assessment tools provided


  • All 11 topics must be viewed in sequence and 80% achieved in the MCQ assessment
  • Note: You may log in and out of the training at your convenience and as often as you like.
  • Note: You may repeat the assessment up to a maximum of 3 times


  • 3 hours approximately - for all modules and the MCQ quiz


  • Certificate of successful completion / CPD code: 5 external credits/0.5 day GMS study leave
  • Note: You MUST retain a copy of your certificate in your records. You will be required to submit this certificate to apply for this contract. 


  • ICGP members and GP registrars: No cost
  • Non-members: €100 application fee


Further information

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