Please see the attached letter from Dr Peter McKenna and Dr Jerome Coffey updating all GPs and smeartakers on the situation regarding the cervical check screening programme. smeartaker-update-may-2nd-2018-3
Dr Noelle Quann on WLR FM with Eamon Keane discussing the shortage of GPs and the increasing pressures on General Practice
With more than 10 percent of Ireland's GMS GPs due to retire from the scheme in the next 2 years, Dr Noelle Quann discusses the continuing strain on General Practitioners.
Dr O'Tuathail joined the Adhmhaidin programme on Monday April 30th to discuss the CervicalCheck controversy. Listen here.
Dr Noelle Quann, a single handed GP in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford discusses the findings of her survey and the increasing GP shortages on WLR FM.
GPs would prefer the smears to be examined in Ireland - NAGP Dr Andrew Jordan, Chairman of the NAGP questions why smear tests in the CervicalCheck scheme are sent for analysis to the US when there was an excellent system available here in Ireland. Listen here
The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) today (Sunday, 29th April 18) has welcomed a move from Health Minister Simon Harris TD to provide funding to general practice for cervical smear re-testing for any patient who is worried and wants to have a repeat smear test for reassurance Commenting on this, Dr Andrew Jordan [...]
Mr John Lindsay met Professor Michael Barry recently to discuss the non-reimbursement of Versatis. Please see the letter attached.update-on-non-reimbursement-of-versatis-5-lidocaine-patch-final
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 [...]
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 The current contract is over 40 years old and is outdated.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 [...]
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 [...]