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19 June 2017
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Dr Velma Harkins, Chair of Quality, Safety & Standards 

Dr Velma Harkins is a member of the Westmidlands Faculty.

Special interest / positions

  • Structured diabetes care
  • Under-graduate and post-graduate trainer
  • GP Unit Doctor for Offaly
  • Chair of Offaly MIDOC Out-of-Hours Co-op
  • Chair of the National Association of Trainers in General Practice
  • Co-national clinical lead for diabetes on the Clinical Care Programme (2010 to 2012)
  • Former ICGP / GP representative on the BreastCheck Steering Committee

Previous posts held at the ICGP

  • Chair of Research (2001-2004)
  • Chair of the ICGP Diabetes Task Group


  • A Practical Guide to Integrated Type 2 Diabetes Care – National Guidelines for Integrated Diabetes Care (2016)
  • ICGP Strategy for Research 2003-2008

General practice

Dr Harkins is a GP in Banagher, Co Offaly.