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In praise of face-to-face meetings

Although Zoom is a great communication tool, I would hate to see it become the only way of delivering medical education So much has changed in our lives since March 2020 that at this point it is now almost impossible to remember how we once used to live. Things evolved so rapidly overnight that I…

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GPs working together and moving forward in difficult times

Niamh Cahill speaks with new ICGP President Dr Margaret O’Riordan about how the pandemic has affected general practice and positive developments for the specialty that offer hope for the future “There isn’t a single GP in the country who isn’t tired right now. Every time you get over one hurdle there seems to be another…

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How Covid-19 has impacted the GP surgery

General practice has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19. David Lynch reports on a recent online conference looking at the impact of the pandemic on the working lives of GPs Concerns over a possible ‘winter of discontent’ later in the year regarding the Covid-19 pandemic have been raised by north Dublin GP…

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Fronting-up in a crisis – Prof Mary Horgan interview

President of the RCPI Prof Mary Horgan is at the Covid-19 coalface as an infectious diseases consultant at Cork University Hospital and continues to advocate for doctors through her College role. She spoke to Catherine Reilly about clinical practice and doctor retention in these challenging times Infectious disease consultants, virologists, microbiologists, public health doctors and…

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A rollercoaster ride: The rise and fall of the NAGP

Almost a year after the implosion of GP representative body the NAGP, Niamh Cahill and Priscilla Lynch examine the colourful history of the organisation and where its legacy lies In July 2013 a new GP representative organisation, the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), burst onto the scene. The NAGP, based on the defunct Association…

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A rollercoaster ride: The rise and fall of the NAGP

Almost a year after the implosion of GP representative body the NAGP, Niamh Cahill and Priscilla Lynch examine the colourful history of the organisation and where its legacy lies In July 2013 a new GP representative organisation, the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), burst onto the scene. The NAGP, based on the defunct Association…

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People power in the HSE

Ms Rosarii Mannion, the HSE’s National Director of Human Resources, speaks to David Lynch about recruitment, morale and accountability in our public health services

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