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ICGP appoints new National Director of GP Training

Dr Hanley qualified from UCD in 1987 and joined the Donegal GP Training Scheme following internships in Dublin. She took up practice in Donegal in 1992 and has had 25 continuous years of running a practice. Dr Hanley completed a Masters in Family Medicine in 2000 and has been published regularly. She has been a trainer since 2000 and Assistant Programme Director of the Donegal GP Training Scheme since 2003.

ICGP President Dr Gerry Cummins said the College was delighted to appoint someone of Dr Hanley’s experience and calibre, “particularly at this important juncture in GP training, with ongoing negotiations on the transfer of GP training”.

Speaking on Dr Mansfield’s decision to step down, Dr Cummins added: “All of us involved in the ICGP understand the pressure it places on individuals, as these roles are structured as part-time so that our directors do not lose sight of day-to-day life as GPs themselves. This is important to ensure we represent our profession from a practical perspective.

“In steering GP training during this last period of transition, Gerry has done an outstanding job. I know he will support Dr Hanley as she takes up this role.”

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