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ICGP Annual Conference and AGM 2019, Dublin

ICGP Annual Conference and AGM 2019, Dublin

By sa | May 15, 2019

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‘Confused’ guidance on folic acid, GPs told

By Catherine Reilly | May 15, 2019

Women face “a lot of barriers” in accessing folic acid and receive “confused” public health messages, thereby increasing the risks of neural tube defects (NTDs) in their children, according to a presentation at the ICGP annual conference in Dublin. Dr Sinéad Howley, GP and Co-ordinator of Folic Acid Awareness Campaign Ireland, noted there was no…

ICGP ‘operating on a very tight margin’, hears AGM

By Catherine Reilly | May 15, 2019

The ICGP reported a surplus in 2018 but is “operating on a very tight margin”, according to the report of Honorary Treasurer Dr John Farrell to the College’s AGM in Dublin. “I can report that the College recorded a surplus of €268,000,” Dr Farrell informed delegates. “The College, as with all companies, must generate a…

ICGP board to commission abortion report

By Catherine Reilly | May 15, 2019

The ICGP’s AGM has voted in favour of the College board commissioning a report into how the ICGP “dealt with” issues raised by members regarding the Eighth Amendment referendum and subsequent legislation. This report should include how ICGP members’ concerns were ascertained in advance of representations to Oireachtas groups, including the Joint Oireachtas Committee on…

Methadone treatment deficits ‘biggest disgrace in general practice’

By Catherine Reilly | May 15, 2019

Many people in Ireland requiring methadone treatment travel to Dublin and “become homeless” in order to access services because of local unavailability, a leading inner-city GP has said. Delivering the Gertrude Ronan Foundation Lecture at the ICGP annual conference in Dublin, Dr Austin O’Carroll said “we’ve all seen this working in this area in Dublin;…

Major criticism of Saudi partnership at ICGP conference

By Catherine Reilly | May 15, 2019

Significant opposition to the ICGP’s training partnership with a Saudi state body was voiced at the College’s AGM in Dublin on 4 May due to the country’s atrocious human rights record. The meeting agreed to a proposal from the Wicklow Faculty that members be given an opportunity to debate “the ethics” of continuing the relationship…

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