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NAGP issue statement – concern over IPU proposal to dispense contraceptives without GP consultation.

The NAGP says the Irish Pharmacy Union contraceptive proposal is completely flawed. The NAGP is appealing for a comprehensive and holistic approach to the prescribing and dispensing of contraceptives. The NAGP is appealing for a comprehensive and holistic approach to the prescribing and dispensing of contraceptives. Having appropriately resourced clinical pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare [...]

11th April, 2018|

Press release – NAGP urge Minister to brief Cabinet on GP contract and the reversal of FEMPI as planned for on March 27th

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) is appealing to Minister Harris to give an update on the GP contract negotiations and the reversal of FEMPI. The current contract is over 40 years old and is outdated. It is a reactionary ‘sickness’ rather than a ‘wellness’ contract which the NAGP is urging for.  The new [...]

28th March, 2018|

National Council 2018 announced

At our AGM this weekend, a number of changes to our National Council were announced. Dr Shane Corr, Dr Michael Fay, Dr Lucia Gannon and Dr Yvonne Williams have stepped down from the National Council. We thank them for their commitment during their time and wish them continued success and happiness. We have six newly [...]

26th March, 2018|

Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail appointed President NAGP

Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail has been appointed President of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) at our AGM in Cork last weekend. He was recently appointed the first lead non-consultant hospital doctor (NCHD) for General Practice and is also the Co-Chair of the Network of GP trainees. He is the first GP Co-Chair of the [...]

26th March, 2018|

Interview with Mr Chris Goodey on Newstalk 250318

26th March, 2018|

The Last GP – Short Film

The Last GP was premiered at our AGM last Friday night. Commissioned by Dr Andy Jordan, the film is set in 2035. It is hoped to highlight the plight of General Practice and to emphasise to the greater community how much we need to protect, support and develop  general practice to ensure its viability into the future. [...]

26th March, 2018|

AGM 2018 – Motions – updated

Motion 1. That NAGP demand the Minister for Health and Minister for Finance act to reverse FEMPI without condition, with immediate effect. Proposer: Dr. Catherine O'Donohoe                         Seconder: Dr Mary O'Donovan Motion 2. That NAGP urge the Minister to make the CPD requirement for semi- retired or retired GPs more realistic by eliminating the audit [...]

26th March, 2018|

Press Release – Deputy Micháel Martin awarded Dr Frances Rynd Innovation Award

On March 29th, 2004, the Republic became the first country to ban smoking in pubs, restaurants and all other workplaces. It was the end of a long battle between pro- and anti-smoking forces. Deputy Micháel Martin was Minister for Health at the time and had a singular commitment to ban smoking. At the NAGP AGM [...]

23rd March, 2018|

Press release – Professor Paul Grundy presents to Oireachtas members.

  World-renowned healthcare expert, Professor Paul Grundy has presented his recommendations to 38 Oireachtas members on how to transform the Irish health system, to a population health management model.   Prof Grundy is recognized for implementing and delivering the Gold Standard in primary care medicine, through an integrated and coordinated care system.   A primary care, team [...]

23rd March, 2018|

Press release – NAGP AGM 2018

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP)  holds their AGM today Friday, March 23rd and tomorrow Saturday March 24th in the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Cork. There is increasing frustration amongst GPs and the sense of bewilderment is encouraging our young, highly trained GPs to emigrate and our experienced, well respected GPs to retire [...]

23rd March, 2018|