Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail has been appointed President of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) at our AGM in Cork last weekend.

He was recently appointed the first lead non-consultant hospital doctor (NCHD) for General Practice and is also the Co-Chair of the Network of GP trainees. He is the first GP Co-Chair of the trainee subcommittee of the forum of postgraduate training bodies.

A Galway man practicing in Rathfarnham he is a GP trainee, qualifying in July.  He brings great energy, passion and vision for the future of General Practice through his various GP network activities. He believes General Practice will live or die depending on the actions taken by his generation of GPs.

He acknowledged the hard work of the outgoing President Dr Emmet Kerin and “his dedication in leading the NAGP to be the largest union representing GPs in Ireland today. He has been an integral part of the union for the past two years and will continue to be for many years to come”.

Dr Andy Jordan, Chairman of the GP representative body congratulated Maitiu, saying “you have our full support and we look forward to your drive, commitment and leadership in to the future.

Dr Matt concluded saying “we must continue the fight. Together I am hopeful that we can make General Practice great again” #savegeneralpractice.