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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|

NAGP Lead Fact-finding Mission on Innovative new Healthcare Model in England

A delegation from Ireland, led by the National Association of General Practitioners is visiting the UK (28th & 29th September) to learn about the National Association of Primary Care’s (NAPC) primary care home model and the achievements of one of the rapid test sites – Beacon Medical Group in Plymouth. The delegation includes Fianna Fáil TD and [...]

29th September, 2017|

New Association will Challenge European Approach to Health Care

  A European Association of Primary Care Partners (EAPCP) has been launched today The EAPCP will bring Primary Care Professionals together to challenge the approach to Healthcare Europe-wide A newly established organisation, the European Association of Primary Care Partners (EAPCP) was launched today in the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin. Mr Chris Goodey, Chairman of [...]

20th September, 2017|

General Practice training in Crisis

General practice training is still reeling from the news that the 2017 trainee recruitment process managed to fill only 176 of the proposed 186 places. This is an unprecedented scenario whereby GP places were neatly always oversubscribed by a factor of nearly 2:1. There has been much explanation as to the possible cause of this, [...]

20th September, 2017|

Over Dependence On Hospital Care Strangling Health System

*Healthcare professionals have spoken - will the Government now listen and take action? *Upcoming budget must support a decisive shift to GP-led Primary Care *Immediate action needed to save health service  At the launch today of the second Primary Care Partnership consensus document, “Defining Primary Care in the 21st Century”, the partnership of [...]

20th September, 2017|

NAGP calls for Additional Practice Nurses: Pre-budget Submission

Immediate recruitment of 900 extra Practice Nurses would be a “game-changer” for community-based care - NAGP In their pre-budget submission, the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has called on the Government to urgently redirect funding presently assigned for community health nurses, to practice nurses. The NAGP say the Government’s recent commitment to provide an [...]

30th August, 2017|

NAGP Reaction to Release of GMS Payments

The National Association of General Practitioners has reacted to the release of GMS payment figures, stating that funding into General Practice does not represent the take-home pay of GPs. GMS funding in General Practice covers care for all patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year under the existing GMS [...]

28th August, 2017|

NAGP Announce Meeting Roadshow

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) are hosting a nationwide meeting roadshow in September, October and November 2017. CPD credits will apply. Register now to attend your nearest meeting. Registration will begin at 7pm at each meeting. The full list of venues and dates are: 6th September 2017 – Dublin, Crowne Plaza, Northwood 7th September 2017 [...]

25th August, 2017|

Emergency Meeting of NAGP Members – 23rd September

• Crisis in General Practice continues to escalate & un-resourced work is increasing without FEMPI reversal • Emergency Meeting of members to be held in the Killashee Hotel, Naas on Saturday, 23rd September • NAGP will present a legal analysis of GP obligations under the current GMS contract The crisis in General Practice continues to [...]

25th August, 2017|

NAGP Launch Gala Charity Ball

* NAGP Annual Charity Ball will benefit Aware & ISPCC Childline * In 2016, ISPCC Childline answered over 400,000 calls, texts and online contacts from children who needed to talk * In 2016, Aware assisted more than 500,000 adults with support, education and information around depression or bi-polar disorder The NAGP has launched our 2017 annual [...]

21st August, 2017|