People spend more on insuring their pet hamsters than the Government pays GPs to take care of one patient per year, the NAGP AGM heard at the weekend.
One of Ireland’s most eminent professors of general practice, Prof Bill Shannon was presented with the inaugural Dr Francis Rynd Innovation Award 2016, at the 2016 NAGP AGM.
The non-inclusion of the NAGP in the ongoing GMS contract talks was, unsurprisingly, a key topic at the Association’s AGM in Maynooth last weekend.
The pressure on Irish general practice caused by the introduction of the under-sixes contract was a key topic of debate at the NAGP AGM.
The NAGP has raised just over €160,000 of its €1 million target for a “fighting fund” to take on the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).
The salary and expenses of NAGP CEO Mr Chris Goodey doubled last year, compared to 2014, the Association’s 2015 Annual Report shows.