More than 350 Primary Care health and social care professionals, including GPs, are due to meet at the Primary Care Partnership Conference in Croke Park on the 31st March & 1st April. The conference will bring 32 key national and international thought-leaders together with the single aim of finding a solution to Ireland’s health challenges.

Keynote speakers from Australia, Canada, Germany, the USA, Ireland and the UK will discuss the theme “Defining Primary Care in the 21st Century”. Find out about the speakers here.

Final tickets are on sale now. NAGP members can use the promo code GPI95 on Eventbrite to avail of tickets for €95. GPs will receive 11.25 CPD credits for attendance along with 2 GMS study leave days.

The conference, in its second year, will address health reform in the Irish system; utilising technology in health; Primary Care Resource Centres; transitional funding into Primary Care and keeping patients out of hospitals. A broadly representative audience of GPs, Practice Nurses, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Podiatrists/ Chiropodists and many more will come together to address these issues. Read the full programme here.

At the inaugural conference in 2016, a submission document outlining a vision for the future of Primary Care was drafted. Last year, that document was the catalyst for a significant shift in the public discourse on health care reform. Now, all stakeholders recognise the necessity of a decisive shift to Primary Care for the benefit of patients. This year, the outcome of the workshops will, again, form the basis of a submission document which aims to influence public discourse to the same extent.

A satellite session on Technology in Primary Care will explore technological advances and best practice. Thought-leaders in digital and health technology will come together to share their vision for the future and the role technology will play in Primary Care. This session will take place on Friday, the 31st March in parallel to the main session.