NAGP call for exemption from GDPR fines.

The NAGP is appealing to the Government for GPs to be included with other public bodies for fine exemptions in relation to the new incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation.  As it currently stands,  Government departments and agencies are not subject to fines under the new Data Protection Bill and the NAGP believes that [...]

23rd February, 2018|

Results of our second ballot are in. 74% of our members want FEMPI reversed.

On February 14th, the NAGP asked its members ‘Should the NAGP prioritise A) New Contract Negotiations or B)the reversal of FEMPI?’ There was a huge response,  the results of which are now in. Three out of four GPs want to have FEMPI reversed before negotiating a new contract. The breakdown of the results are as [...]

17th February, 2018|

NAGP release a statement regarding the management of online prescribing.

The following press release was issued this afternoon to the media.   The NAGP is appealing to the HSE to discontinue the practice of online prescription validation in General Practice, until such time that medicines management is addressed in the new GP contract.  Events of the past week have served to highlight the unintended effect [...]

16th February, 2018|

NAGP release statement regarding An Taoiseach’s comments on GPs referrals to ED’s.

The NAGP take issue with the Taoiseach’s comments at a private meeting of FG TD’s and senators on Wednesday last, February 7th. His statement to the Sunday Independent that “if every GP sent two fewer patients to the A&E each week, it would make a big step towards resolving the trolley crisis”. Comments like this [...]

13th February, 2018|

Interview with Dr Andy Jordan on Morning Ireland February 6th

Following on from the press release issued by the NAGP on Monday evening, Dr Andy Jordan discussed  the 'assumption' with Bryan Dobson that a potential abortion service in Ireland would be GP-led. You can listen to the piece here.  

7th February, 2018|

The NAGP demand the Minister for Health engage with the representative body regarding his intent to prepare legislation to enable a GP-led scheme of abortion up to 12 weeks in Ireland.

The NAGP strongly objects to the assumption that this will be a GP led service. Its members are outraged that there has been no consultation. The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), which is the representative body for over 2000 General Practitioners, requests immediate engagement with the Minster for Health regarding his statement that termination of pregnancies will [...]

5th February, 2018|

NAGP Reveals 84% In Favour of Revision For Patient Safety & Doctors Health

The NAGP have today released the results of the first ballot question put to its members. This is the first of 3 questions, with the next question to be put to members on Wednesday 7th February. On Wednesday of this week, the question "should the NAGP recommend to its members to revise their existing participation [...]

28th January, 2018|

NAGP to Ballot Members

Press Release: NAGP to ballot members   The NAGP have announced today that they will be balloting their members on a number of issues over the coming weeks. There will be 3 questions asked of the members, with the first question being issued today at 12pm. The first question to be put to the members [...]

24th January, 2018|

NAGP Statement: Trolley Crisis, Overcrowding & Government Band Aids

Statement from the National Association of GPs   ·         Long term solution to trolley crisis is a new community care system driven by GPs   ·          Hospital overcrowding will remain an annual problem unless Primary Care system reformed   ·         Government  is patching over the crisis with a  Band-Aid The National [...]

15th January, 2018|

Fine Gael’s, Dr James Reilly, former Health Minister, must accept blame for the shocking trolley crisis

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), has said comments made by Dr James Reilly, the former Minister for Health, calling for greater investment in the primary care sector is political grandstanding. The doctor's union said Dr Reilly must be held accountable for his huge failures in office, which have directly contributed to the current [...]

6th January, 2018|