On Saturday 16 October, the board of the ICGP gave formal approval to the transfer of general practice training from the HSE to the ICGP. This development was the culmination of many years of engagement and negotiations by College and HSE representatives.
As part of the transfer process, in March of this year, all general practice Programme Directors and Assistant Programme Directors transferred their employment from the HSE to the College, and since then negotiations have been ongoing to complete the transfer.
Pictured at the signing of the training transfer agreement on 18 October are (L-R): Prof Tom O’Dowd, President, ICGP; Ms Alice Murphy, Mason, Hayes & Curran, legal advisers to the ICGP; Dr John Farrell, Chairperson, ICGP board; and Mr Fintan Foy, CEO, ICGP.
Photo: David Coleman – Bobby Studio