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PRESS RELEASE ICGP hopes CAMHS Review with lead to change in mental health services

ICGP welcomes the publication of the  interim review into CAMHS by the Inspector of Mental Health Services, which highlights considerable shortcomings in the service.  We hope this report will be the catalyst to seismic change in mental health services for children...

PRESS RELEASE Free GP Care for all unachievable without huge expansion in GP numbers

Irish College of General Practitioners welcomes publication of new ESRI research on the extension of free GP care to all in 2026 but warns it is unrealistic to expect free GP care for all by then due to lack of GP capacity and infrastructure. ICGP warns that many GP...

PRESS RELEASE College highlights scale of GP workforce crisis at Oireachtas Health committee

The Irish College of General Practitioners highlights the scale of GP workforce crisis at Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health. ICGP has commenced a Non-EU Rural GP Initiative to augment rural GP workforce. The Irish College is the professional body for general...

PRESS RELEASE New GP Training Facility opens in Cork

Irish College of General Practitioners marks a significant milestone in GP Training with the official opening of a new facility for Cork GP Training Scheme at St Mary’s Health Campus in Gurranabraher. Enhanced new learning environment for GPs coincides with expansion...

PRESS RELEASE Record number of applications for 2023 GP Training Programme

Irish College of General Practitioners receives record number of applications for 2023 Training Programme.. Numbers show increasing popularity of General Practice as a career choice. (21st November 2022)  The Irish College of General Practitioners, the professional...

PRESS RELEASE ICGP proposes 10 solutions to GP Workforce & Workload Crisis

Irish College of General Practitioners proposes 10 potential solutions to the growing shortage of GPs, in a comprehensive Discussion Paper called “Shaping the Future of General Practice.” ICGP Research shows Budget 2023 extension of free GP cards could lead to 640,000...

PRESS RELEASE ICGP Calls for Structured Care for People with Enduring Mental Illness

On World Mental Health Day, (Oct 10th), Irish College of General Practitioners calls for structured twice-yearly GP visits for people with enduring mental illness to help reduce high levels of physical illness and mortality rates. (Embargo 7am Monday 10th October) ...

STATEMENT OF CONDOLENCE from the Irish College of General Practitioners

The Irish College of General Practitioners, the professional and training body for General Practitioners in Ireland, has issued a statement of condolence following the devastating explosion in Creeslough, Co Donegal. College President, Dr Paul Armstrong, who is a GP...

PRESS RELEASE Launch of new Menopause Guide for GPs by Minister Stephen Donnelly TD

New Menopause Quick Reference Guide a significant milestone in the management of menopause in general practice in Ireland.  (4th October 2022) The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) is the professional body for general practice in Ireland. The ICGP is the...

PRESS RELEASE Expansion of free GP Visit Cards will lead to longer waiting times for patients.

Innovative solutions to the GP Workforce crisis needed as Government announces expansion of free GP care in Budget 2023. Only one in five (21%) of GP practices can take new GMS patients, and one in four (26%) can take new private patients, ICGP survey shows. 27th...

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