Annual General Meeting Motions 2014

Policy

  1. Amended motion: The NAGP supports the concept of universal health care if and when a full reversal of cutbacks and an increase in resources have been enacted.

    Proposer: Dr Stephen Murphy

    Update: Amended motion passed

  2. This meeting calls on the Government to postpone the proposed under 6’s scheme and concentrate on resourcing general practice to reverse the damage caused by continuous funding cuts.

    Proposer: Dr Keith Swanick

    Update: Motion passed

Chronic Disease Management

  1. This meeting calls on the HSE to provide funding for GPs to employ diabetes nurse specialists to improve liaison between primary and secondary care and to provide community services to diabetes patients.

    Proposer: Dr Andrew Jordan

    Update: Motion defeated

Training

  1. This meeting calls on the Government, HSE, postgraduate training bodies and doctors’ unions to immediately collaborate on initiatives aimed at retaining Irish medical graduates in Ireland.

    Proposer: Dr Conor McGee on behakf of Dr Keith Swanick

    Update: Motion passed

  2. This meeting calls on the HSE to introduce a training grant scheme to facilitate GPs in accessing essential training in defined patient safety-related areas.

    Proposer: Dr Emmet Kerin

    Update: Motion passed

Funding

 

  1. This meeting calls for an immediate reversal of the cuts forced on general practice under FEMPI, with particular reference to distance coding.

    Proposer: Dr Conor McGee

    Update: Motion passed

  2. This meeting calls on the Government to immediately revise the existing qualifying criteria for the rural practice grant in order to promote uptake of rural GMS lists.

    Proposer: Dr Conor McGee

    Update: Motion passed

  3. This meeting calls for the introduction of a financial grant for practices in deprived urban areas similar to that available for rural practices.

    Proposer: Dr Andrew Jordan on behalf of Diarmuid O’Connell

    Update: Motion passed

  4. This meeting calls for the HSE to ring-fence funding to support a grant aid system which allows practices to invest in essential medical equipment.

    Proposer: Dr Andrew Jordan

    Update: Motion passed unanimously

  5. This meeting calls on the HSE to ring-fence funding to support a grant aid system which allows practices to invest in necessary refurbishment.

    Proposer: Dr Andrew Jordan unanimously

    Update: Motion passed unanimously

Contract Negotiations

  1. This meeting calls on members to ratify the terms of the agreement in relation to the negotiating licence.

    Proposer: NAGP Negotiations Committee

    Update: Motion passed unanimously

Mental Health

  1. In light of Ireland’s high suicide rates, this meeting calls for an urgent improvement in out-of-hours community psychiatric services for patients in crisis.

    Proposer: Dr Emmet Kerin

    Update: Motion passed

  2. This meeting condemns the over-reliance on the voluntary and private sector to provide drug and alcohol dependency care and calls on the Government to implement a structured and equitable public system which incorporates community and in-patient care.

    Proposer: Dr Andrew Jordan on behalf of Dr Diarmuid O’Connell

    Update: Motion withdrawn

IT

  1. This meeting calls on the Government to implement a patient information card that can be used throughout the entire healthcare system.

    Proposer: Dr Emmet Kerin

    Update: Motion passed

  2. The NAGP condemns the endorsement of online prescription services which do not include adequate physical examination and assessment of patients.

    Proposer: Dr Stephen Murphy

    Update: Motion withdrawn