While the NAGP’s focus of late has been representing members through industrial relations and contractual issues we have also been negotiating money-saving and value-adding deals which will be rolling out to members in the coming months.

 

Pension & Investment Platform

Back in March, the NAGP collaborated with Business Medical, a team of independent business consultants with specialist expertise in advising GPs, offering members free initial consultations and discounted consultancy fees.

Through this partnership, the NAGP are delighted to launch the new NAGP / Business Medical Pension and Investment Platform to members. Members will benefit from a competitive charging structure and bespoke investment portfolios with the unique feature of incorporating the investment strategy of the GMS Pension Scheme. The individual advisory service on this platform is provided by MGM Financial Services Ltd, (at no extra cost to members) who are the financial consultancy arm of Business Medical. The platform is powered by Davy Select and is Ireland’s first wealth management platform of its kind. The NAGP is confident that the combination of MGM Financial Services Ltd’s specialist knowledge and expertise in advising GPs coupled with Davy’s global investment expertise and financial strength, makes this a valuable offering to members.

To find out more click here or contact MGM Financial Services Ltd directly:

Mary Goodman
Financial Planning Director
Ph: 086 777 0266
Email: mgoodman@mgmfs.ie
Declan Gahan
Financial Planning Director
Ph: 086 777 0283
Email: dgahan@mgmfs.ie

MGM Financial Services Ltd is regulated by The Central Bank of Ireland

 

Vaccine Discounts

We are delighted to announce that the NAGP has secured a number of discounts on a variety of vaccines. Most significantly we have secured a discount of 41% for Zostavax (the new shingles vaccines) manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur MSD. These discounts apply to NAGP members only.

Click here to register for this offer ensuring you include your practice name and account number if known and state clearly that you are a member of the NAGP

Orders may then be placed directly with the orders line by free fax 1800 200 845 or free phone 1800 200 846.

The list of vaccines available is as follows:

  • Viatim
  • HBVaxPro10
  • Avaxim
  • Typhin
  • Gardasil
  • Zostavax

 

Locum And Practice Support

To combat the headache of searching for locum cover, the NAGP has completed negotiations with Medical Banks Ltd. Medical Banks is an on-line cloud based system (the first of its kind in the medical recruitment field) which enables GP practices to significantly cut the administration costs associated with hiring locums and supports locum doctors looking for employment

The platform allows GP practices, hospitals and clinics to post vacancies online where locum doctors can apply directly for via an iPhone App or any web-enabled device

The facility negates the requirement for a recruitment agent to manage the placement and thereby eliminate the need for paper timesheets and commissions payments.

Locum qualifications and experience are reviewed by Medical Banks directly and matched to suitable vacancies.

 

HR Advice & Support

The NAGP has also signed a memorandum of understanding with ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, where members can avail of free HR advice including the provision of draft contracts for employees.

To avail of this service…..Please send a email to services@nagp.ie outlining your requirements.