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NAGP Present to Joint Committee on Health

Today, 29th November, following an invitation from the Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health, the NAGP gave a presentation and partook in a Q & A session with the committee at Leinster House. The NAGP were represented by Dr Emmet Kerin, Dr Ronan Fawsitt, Dr Mary Flynn and Dr Maitiu O'Tuathail. Following an [...]

29th November, 2017|

NAGP call for Safe Transfer of Dangerous Patients

* GPs face threats and attacks from abusive patients *GPs must be able to transfer care of patients who pose health and safety risk *HSE failing in their care for all parties The National Association of General Practitioners is calling on the HSE to allow GPs to transfer the care of potentially dangerous patients to [...]

22nd November, 2017|

NAGP Calls on Minister to Clarify Comments on GP Fees

NAGP say comments, as reported, would be contrary to competition law The President of the National Association of General Practitioners has today called on the Minister for Health to clarify comments he made in relation to consultation fees for private patients. Dr Emmet Kerin stated that the Minister’s comments, if accurately reported by the media, [...]

14th November, 2017|

NAGP Call for Transitional Funding to Support General Practice

NAGP welcome recognition that general practice services require more funding GP union say new GP contract negotiation process must be accelerated to stablise service The National Association of General Practitioners has welcomed the HSE’s recognition that transitional funding is essential to support a move to GP-led primary care. The GP union was reacting to the [...]

13th November, 2017|

FEMPI Reversal for General Practice cannot be Conditional – NAGP

NAGP call for unconditional reversal of FEMPI cuts to general practice GP union say FEMPI has destroyed the viability of general practice GPs say the service is stretched beyond capacity NAGP will hold emergency council meeting this Saturday   The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has called on the Government to unconditionally reverse Financial Emergency [...]

8th November, 2017|

Report confirms Free GP Care linked to Increased Demand – NAGP Reaction

-  ESRI report “Growing up in Ireland” confirms number of GP visits increased by 25 per cent per year among children who became eligible for free access to GP care -  NAGP state the study is limited as the data was collected before free GP for under 6s was introduced so it likely underestimates the real impact [...]

7th November, 2017|

NAGP Ball set for Success

The upcoming NAGP Gala Charity Ball will take place in the RDS on the 17th November. A highlight of the NAGP calendar, the evening is set to raise tens of thousands for two fantastic charities – ISPCC Childline and Aware. NAGP CEO, Chris Goodey, speaking in advance of the event said, “Thank you to our [...]

6th November, 2017|

NAGP Reaction to ESRI Report – “Projections of Demand for Healthcare in Ireland”

GP Union warn that demand for GP services will be far greater than reported The National Association of General Practitioners has welcomed the recognition that demand on GP services will increase however, they warn that there are not enough family doctors to meet this demand. The ESRI report published today states that demand on GP [...]

26th October, 2017|

Meeting Roadshow – Final Dates

In light of the recent Budget announcement which failed to address the current crisis in General Practice, the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) is inviting you to attend your nearest Roadshow Meeting to discuss our next steps. Our repeated calls for the urgent reversal of FEMPI have, to date, fallen on deaf ears. At [...]

25th October, 2017|

GPs to consider Industrial Action – NAGP Reaction to Budget 2018

In reaction to Budget 2018, the GP union say GPs will now consider some form of industrial action GPs have said that the Government has failed to address the escalating crisis in General Practice NAGP warned that if General Practice fails this winter, the hospital system will implode The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has [...]

10th October, 2017|