lsme is to provide expert advice and support on key business services including tax, accounting, HR and other key functions to members of the National Association of
General Practitioners (NAGP), ensuring the effective delivery of primary care services in the community.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two organisations establishes the provision of support to NAGP members on an individual basis.

In addition, lsme will provide general support services to the NAGP including the provision of office facilities, business advice, human resource support and assistance with the association’s lobbying activities.

The NAGP – which represents the interests of general practitioners in Ireland – has
recently been re-launched and has hired new chief executive Chris Goodey to build the association into the pre-eminent voice for Irish general practice.

“This agreement with lsme allows us to provide tax advice, business services and other much needed supports to help our general practitioner members to continue to provide a gold standard service to the patients and communities they serve; he said.

“This support is vital to maintain the high level of GP care we in Ireland have come to expect, and which is the envy of other jurisdictions including the UK and US.”

“In light of recent cutbacks, GPs are coming under increasing pressure and require this type of specialised support to meet their established and ongoing commitment to provide safe, high-quality care to patients.”

lsme chief executive Mark Fielding welcomed the MoU between the two groups.

“It is vitally important that medical practitioners have a modern and competent business back-up service to give them peace of mind, while allowing them to concentrate on the medical side. lsme is proud to be associated with the NAGP and looks forward to being of assistance to the profession.”