Irish College of General Practitioners

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Irish College of General Practitioners
Established1984; 40 years ago (1984)
4/5 Lincoln Place
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The Irish College of General Practitioners or ICGP is the recognised national professional body for general practice training in Ireland. Founded in 1984,[1] it represents 2,807 general practitioners in Ireland.[2]


The ICGP's main activities include:[3]

  • Teaching, training and education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Accreditation of the fourteen specialist training programmes in general practice.
  • Conducting examinations for Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners (MICGP).
  • Promotion of continuing education, professional development and research.
  • Practice management support through training, advice and consultancy.
  • Promotion of general practitioner health.
  • Public relations and interaction with the media on behalf of the profession.
  • Give informed advice to its members and to the government.



The council is the decision-making body of the ICGP. Every faculty has at least one representative on the council, with other places filled by election, co-option and ex officio appointment.[citation needed]


The board directs and integrates the work of the college's committees. The board consists of the officers of the college and the chairpersons of standing committees.[citation needed]


The college has a network of 37 regional faculties. Every faculty is formally structured with its own bylaws, subject to approval by the council.[citation needed]


There are over 2,500 members and associates of the ICGP, including international members in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.[citation needed]

Notable members[edit]


  1. ^ "About Us - ICGP Web Site".
  2. ^ "SUBMISSION TO THE OIREACHTAS JOINT COMMITTEE ON HEALTH" (PDF). 14 December 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Introducing the ICGP". Retrieved 23 January 2024.
  4. ^ "New Chief Medical Officer appointed". 8 December 2008.

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