National GP Consultation Meetings

The Minister for Health has repeatedly stated that he will be making an announcement pre-Christmas regarding multi-annual funding for General Practice. He has already stated that there will no no new GP Contract negotiated, but will be introducing new services to be delivered by General Practice over the next four years. This is building on [...]

11th December, 2018|

Chris Goodey: ‘It’s no secret that family GPs are now a dying breed’

November 25 2018 During this past year, I have visited 250 GP surgeries around the country. I have seen at first-hand the operation of the General Medical Services (GMS) - the medical card system that serves Irish people - in rural and urban areas and how it affects both doctors and patients. It is currently [...]

25th November, 2018|

GPs welcome FF prioritisation of FEMPI reversal

20 Sept 2018 The National Association of General Practitioners welcomes the announcement by Fianna Fáil that it will prioritise FEMPI reversal for GPs as part of Budget negotiations with Fine Gael. Today, Deputy Stephen Donnelly, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health confirmed that Fianna Fáil will prioritise the reversal of FEMPI for GPs as part of [...]

20th September, 2018|

Notice: Payments for cervical screening – early repeat tests for concerned women

9 May 2018 A. Doctors who provide a cervical screening CONSULTATION to a concerned woman 1. Doctors must be contracted with the HSE and receive payments via PCRS. 2. Payment will be claimed by submitting a Special Type Consultation (STC) claim form for the woman concerned to PCRS. 3. The STC claim will be for [...]

28th May, 2018|

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|

Defining Primary Care in the 21st Century

I am delighted to have the opportunity to address the forthcoming “Defining Primary Care in the 21st Century” themed Primary Care Partnership Conference on the 31st March and 1st April in Croke Park. As Chair of The National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) in the UK, I will be able to draw on parallels and share [...]

20th March, 2017|

2016 Reflection

As 2016 has now drawn to a close, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the year. Unfortunately, the crisis in General Practice and threat to the viability of the profession continues. There is no need to go into the detail here as we are all acutely aware of the issues. However, despite that harsh backdrop, I [...]

3rd January, 2017|

Welcome to the new NAGP.ie

As Chair of Communications, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the new NAGP website. We have been working hard to deliver a new and improved website where you can find all the information you need as an NAGP member, public representative, journalist, healthcare colleague or patient. The new website has been designed to [...]

21st November, 2016|