Irish College of General Practitioners welcomes Minister for Health’s announcement of increased funding for women’s health services, and resourcing for a new post of Clinical Lead for Women’s Health in General Practice.

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has announced the funding of an ICGP Clinical General Practice Lead for Women’s Health.

The Minister was speaking at today’s (22nd May) Annual Conference of the Irish College of General Practitioners, which was held virtually, and attended by over 1,000 GPs throughout the morning.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD reinforced his commitment to invest in women’s health services in Ireland.  The new ICGP post of Clinical  Lead for Women’s Health in General Practice, the first such post in Ireland, will enable the development of a comprehensive life-course approach to women’s health in General Practice.

The ICGP’s Assistant Medical Director, Dr Noirin O’Herlihy, said: “We welcome this announcement and commitment by the Minister to improve the provision of services for women’s health, and resources for this new Clinical Lead. This is a significant development, and we look forward to developing a range of new educational and support services for GPs to enhance women’s health services in their practices.”


ISSUED BY: Aileen O’Meara, Communications Consultant, Irish College of General Practitioners. 

Tel. 01 2542984 / 087 2239830. Email: Twitter @ICGPnews

22nd May 2021

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