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South West Specialist Training Programme in General Practice

Audit/Research/Exam Publications, Presentations and Awards

Date

Title

Publication

Author

November 2017

DRCOG Prize Medal

Registered the highest score among first time candidates

DRCOG

Awarded to:

Dr Els Gillis

November 2016

Health One User Group

Prize winners

HRT Audit

HRT Mediform

Dr Fíona Coffey

Dr Tadhg Curran

June 2015

ICGP Summer School

Posters

Dr D Keohane, winner of poster award

As a practice are we inappropriately prescribing NSAIDS to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?

 

Dr David Keohane

November 2012

HSE Quality & Patient Safety Awards

 

 

 

 

Dr John Crowly presented on behalf of the group and won first prize

GP referrals of ASCUS smear results

Dr John Crowley,

Dr Patrice Kennelly,

Dr Eleanor McGillicuddy,

Dr Cian Ó Moráin

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Date

Title

Publication

Author

       

October 2017

Assessment of patient’s attitudes towards weight loss in an Irish General Practice setting

Irish Journal of Medical Science

Dr F Coffey

Dr T-I Curran

Dr C Kenny

Dr K Holmes

October 2017

Bisphosphonates in General practice: An audit on the Management of osteoporosis

IMJ

October 2017

110 (9) 642

Dr A Akintola

Dr S Sidky

March 2017

Satisfaction survey of an acute medical assessment unit

Hospital doctor of Ireland

Dr A Akintola

January 2017

Physical examination in psychiatric patients – myth or reality – Where are the guidelines

IMJ

Posted on PubMed – June 2017

Dr A Akintola

Dr J Dunlea

Dr N Johnson

January 2017

Can oral isotretinoin be safely initiated and monitored in primary care? A case series.

Irish Journal of Medical Science

Dr David Buckley

Dr Sureka Yoganathan

September 2016

Why we must keep up with tech savy patients

Forum

Dr R O Loughlin

Dr L Stevens

September 2015

Antidepressant prescribing, a structured approach

Forum

Dr Bryan McElroy

September 2014

Medical Students views in the selection tools for medical school- a mixed methods study

IMJ

Dr Laragh Stevens

 

June 2014

Non-specific cutaneous small vessel vasculitis

Dermatology in Focus

Issue 10

Dr Cian Ó Móráin

April 2014

An example of ideal utilisation of specialist services by primary care: Cervical Check        

 

IMJ

Dr John Crowley

Dr Cian Ó Móráin,

Dr Eleanor McGillicuddy, Dr Patrice  Kennelly

April 2013

GPs and the HPAT

IMJ

Sunday Times (14/4/13)

Dr Tom Dennehy

Autumn 2011

 

Documented safety for warfarin patients

Cardiology Professional

Dr Siobhan Crowley

 

August 2011

Cruciate ligament injury: not just a man’s problem

Forum

Dr John Crowley

October 2011

A comparison of football injuries in males and females in primary care

IMJ

Dr John Crowley

October 2011

The physical care of mentally ill patients

Forum

Dr Andrew O’ Regan

August 2010

Audit of the management of adult celiac disease

Forum

Dr Audrey Russell

 


PRESENTATIONS:  

 

Date

Location

Title

Author

November 2016

Health One User Group

Prize winners

HRT Audit

HRT Mediform

Dr Fíona Coffey

Dr Tadhg Curran

March 2016

 

AUDGPI/ICGP Scientific meeting conference Dublin

 

 

70,489 Primary Care Encounters:  Retrospective Analysis of Morbidity at a Primary Care
Centre in Ireland

Dr Sureka Yoganathan

March 2016

AUDGPI/ICGP Scientific meeting conference Dublin

A study comparing the care needs of the nursing home population to that of the over 65s in the community

Dr Sureka Yoganathan

November 2015

ICGP Winter Meeting

Quality in Practice – Telephone consultations

Dr Marie O’Dwyer

 

November 2015

The Health Ireland User Group Audit and Research Prize
Aghadoe Heights Hotel, Killarney

An Audit on Isotretinoin

Dr Sureka Yoganathan

June 2015

ICGP Summer School

Posters

Dr D Keohane, winner of poster award

As a practice are we inappropriately prescribing NSAIDS to patients with Chronic Kidney Disease?

 

Dr David Keohane

Antenatal booking procedures

 

 

 

Dr Tom Dennehy

May 2015

Irish Paediatrics association conference, Limerick

Poster

Pulse oximetry screening in newborns

Dr A Akintola

April 2015

BMJ International Forum for quality and safety in healthcare conference, London

Poster

 

 

Development of Primary Care Standard

Dr D Molony, Dr B Nyhan,

Dr T Dennehy

February 2015

The World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (WONCA) Vasco Da Gama Forum Conference

Presentation

Reducing Medication Error: An Audit of General Practitioner referrals to the Emergency Department

Dr D Keohane,

Dr L Stevens,

Dr B Neville, Dr M Boyd

November 2014

INRESH symposium

Paper presentation

Stakeholder views on selection to undergraduate medicine in Ireland

Dr Tom Dennehy

Dr Laragh Stevents

September 2014

The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine 11th Annual Scientific Conference and The World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT) Conference Sept 2014. 

 

Ultrasound as a method of determining body fat % in athletes

Dr D Keohane

Dr D O’Neill

Dr O Cronin

Dr E Falvey

September 2014

The Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine 11th Annual Scientific Conference and The World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT) Conference Sept 2014. 

Epidemiology of injury in sprint distance adventure racing

Dr D O’Neill 

Dr O Cronin  

Dr D Keohane 

Dr E Falvey

June 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICGP Summer School

Presentations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timing of Access to Healthcare Services and

Lower Limb Amputations in Patients with

Diabetes; A case-control study

 

Dr Clodagh Buckley

An Audit on adherence to the STOPP protocol as set out in STOPP START Guidelines in Castlegregory Medical Centre

Dr Brid Walsh

Does a prescribed exercise programme in the workplace reduce the perceived risk of

occupational injury? Preliminary results from a 3 year study

Dr Cian Ó

Móráin

ICGP Summer School

Posters

 

Dr Amy

Carolan

 

Dr Julie

O’Conor

 

Dr Michelle

Quinlan

 

Dr Lisa Cahill

 

 

Dr Rosie Grant

 

February 2014

Vasca de Gama Movement Forum

Reducing medication error: an audit of GP referrals to the ED department

Dr Laragh Stevens

April 2013

HSE Kerry Genearl Hospital

Audit Training Day for healthcare personnel in KGH

 

 

Presented by Dr John Crowley and Dr Cian Ó Móráin

GP referrals of ASCUS smear results

Dr John Crowley,

Dr Patrice Kennelly,

Dr Eleanor McGillicuddy,

Dr Cian Ó Moráin

November 2012

2nd Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine

Management of asymptomatic ovarian cysts in pre and post menopausal women in the outpatient setting

Dr Roisin O Loughlin

Dr A Cheema

Dr S Said

Dr G Burke

Dr K Hickey

Dr U Fahy

November 2012

HSE Quality & Patient Safety Awards

Dr Lisa Cahill presented

Effective communication between Emergency Dept and GP

Dr Lisa Cahill

Dr Pieter van der Merwe

November 2012

HSE Quality & Patient Safety Awards

Dr Julie O’Conor presented

Metabolic affects of antipsychotics

Dr Julie O Conor

Dr Rosie Grant

November 2012

HSE Quality & Patient Safety Awards

 

 

 

 

Dr John Crowly presented on behalf of the group and won first prize

GP referrals of ASCUS smear results

Dr John Crowley,

Dr Patrice Kennelly,

Dr Eleanor McGillicuddy,

Dr Cian Ó Moráin

June 2012

ICGP Summer School - Presentations

STI Knowledge Among Students –

A Survey in Institute of Technology, Tralee

Dr Siobhan Crowley

Dr Yvonne Nunan

Dr Brid O’Brien

Pill Check consultation – can we improve our current practice?

Dr Marta Czerner

An Audit of COPD Management in general practice

Dr Ann Kiely

ICGP Summer School –

Poster Presentations

Audit- Management of Gout in Primary Care

Dr Triona de Faoite

Are General Practices in HSE South adequately prepared to deal with cardiac arrest?

Dr Mark Henderson

Dr Linda McMahon

Dr Sarah O’Neill

 

April 2012

ICGP Kerry AGM

STI Knowledge Among Students –

A Survey in Institute of Technology, Tralee

Dr Siobhan Crowley

June 2011

ICGP Summer School - Presentations

Assessment of the quality of communication between primary and secondary care

Dr B Crowley

Dr M Cleary

Dr C Kenny

Dr M O’Mahoney

Dr A O’Regan

Dr A Russell

 

Documentation in warfarin prescribing

Dr Siobhan Crowley

May 2011

WONCA

Assessment of Communication between Primary and Secondary Care

Dr Audrey Russell, Dr Clodagh Kenny

April 2011

ICGP Kerry AGM

Assessment of Communication between Primary and Secondary Care

Dr Audrey Russell, Dr Clodagh Kenny

June 2010

ICGP Summer School – Presentations

Audit of the management of adult celiac disease

Dr Audrey Russell

 

 



Our Programme

Living in the South West

Trad Night

Living in the South West

The Fun Part! Down here in the South West we definitely love the more social aspect of GP training - we find it really helps to ‘facilitate the small group sessions’. Well, that and its just great to get together! Over the past few years we’ve established some regular events on our calendar: The year usually starts with a walk in July, so that everyone can meet all the first years and then have a barbeque that night.

Last year we had a great night for the Trad for Trocaire campaign - a trad session in a pub in West Kerry with trainees and trainers joining in on the music. We of course have the obligatory Christmas party and then later in the year have 2 really fun events. The first is an overnight retreat - usually held in May to a centre in West Cork (but we’re open to other suggestions!) - good bonding and gorgeous food, sometimes with another session thrown in! The last event of the year is a night away for the graduating fourth years, to which everyone is welcome. This year it was Kenmare, including a fascinating Seafari trip and last year it was to Valentia Island - with some brave souls making it to the Skellig Islands and going for a dip in the Atlantic! There are plenty of other more informal get togethers over the year - including meals out, baby showers and kettle bell classes!

 

Dr Sarah O’Neill

 

During the application process for General Practice Schemes throughout the country, there was always only one scheme that ticked all the boxes for me and having spoken to those in the years before me, I was excited about the prospect of training in the South West. The facilities in the college are second to none and the whole team involved in the program are very enthusiastic and passionate. The Wednesday training day is a great resource and allows all years to mingle with some lively discussion and interaction. Being a proud Kerry native, I needed no convincing that the location was ideal – the South West has a lot to offer the budding GP trainee – friendly people, great beaches and some of the nicest locations that offer something for everyone for their valuable time off! Now nearly 4 months into the scheme, I can safely say that I am not disappointed and I would highly recommend the South West GP scheme to any doctor who is looking for a rewarding career in an environment that will nurture and enhance both their personal and professional development.

Dr Noel Mulligan
Killarney, Co Kerry

 

Travelling from Wicklow to Kerry was not something I envisioned doing over the next 4 years. However, on accepting an offer from the South West GP Training Programme I looked forward to seeing pastures new in the Kingdom county. Having no friends or relatives from Kerry I was slightly apprehensive but the first thing that struck me was the friendliness of the local people, always interested and wanting to know how I was enjoying my Kerry experience. My ‘flat accent’ proved somewhat difficult to understand! The most exciting and a great outlet is the surrounding scenery and various activities that are nearby. Being surrounded by blue flag beaches where you can surf and swim has been a huge plus for me as well as mountains for climbing. A recent visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site Sceilg Mhichíl was inspiring. Most of all I have enjoyed the company of my fellow doctors on the scheme and we are a close and supportive group.                                                                                                                                                            Dr Amy Carolan

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Publications

Publications

 

Date

Title

Publication

Author

April 2013

GPs and the HPAT

IMJ

Sunday Times (14/4/13)

Dr Tom Dennehy

Autumn 2011

 

Documented safety for warfarin patients

Cardiology Professional

Dr Siobhan Crowley

August 2011

Cruciate ligament injury: not just a man’s problem

Forum

Dr John Crowley

October 2011

A comparison of football injuries in males and females in primary care

IMJ

Dr John Crowley

October 2011

The physical care of mentally ill patients

Forum

Dr Andrew O’Regan

August 2010

Audit of the management of adult celiac disease

Forum

Dr Audrey Russell

Presentations

Presentations

 

Date

Location

Title

Author

November 2012

2nd Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatal Medicine

Management of asymptomatic ovarian cysts in pre and post menopausal women in the outpatient setting

Dr Roisin O Loughlin

Dr A Cheema

Dr S Said

Dr G Burke

Dr K Hickey

Dr U Fahy

November 2012

HSE Quality & Patient Safety Awards

Dr Lisa Cahill presented

Effective communication between Emergency Dept and GP

Dr Lisa Cahill

Dr Pieter van der Merwe

November 2012

HSE Quality & Patient Safety Awards

Dr Julie O’Conor presented

Metabolic affects of antipsychotics

Dr Julie O Conor

Dr Rosie Grant

November 2012

HSE Quality & Patient Safety Awards

 

 

 

 

Dr John Crowly presented on behalf of the group and won first prize

GP referrals of ASCUS smear results

Dr John Crowley,

Dr Patrice Kennelly,

Dr Eleanor McGillicuddy,

Dr Cian Ó Moráin

June 2012

ICGP Summer School - Presentations

STI Knowledge Among Students –

A Survey in Institute of Technology, Tralee

Dr Siobhan Crowley

Dr Yvonne Nunan

Dr Brid O’Brien

Pill Check consultation – can we improve our current practice?

Dr Marta Czerner

An Audit of COPD Management in general practice

Dr Ann Kiely

ICGP Summer School –

Poster Presentations

Audit- Management of Gout in Primary Care

Dr Triona de Faoite

Are General Practices in HSE South adequately prepared to deal with cardiac arrest?

Dr Mark Henderson

Dr Linda McMahon

Dr Sarah O’Neill

 

April 2012

ICGP Kerry AGM

STI Knowledge Among Students –

A Survey in Institute of Technology, Tralee

Dr Siobhan Crowley

June 2011

ICGP Summer School - Presentations

Assessment of the quality of communication between primary and secondary care

Dr B Crowley

Dr M Cleary

Dr C Kenny

Dr M O’Mahoney

Dr A O’Regan

Dr A Russell

Documentation in warfarin prescribing

Dr Siobhan Crowley

May 2011

WONCA

Assessment of Communication between Primary and Secondary Care

Dr Audrey Russell, Dr Clodagh Kenny

April 2011

ICGP Kerry AGM

Assessment of Communication between Primary and Secondary Care

Dr Audrey Russell, Dr Clodagh Kenny

June 2010

ICGP Summer School – Presentations

Audit of the management of adult celiac disease

Dr Audrey Russell

 

 

Welcome to South West GP Training

intro


Welcome to the South West Specialist Training Programme in General Practice.  The programme was established in 2007 following many years of perparatory work by members of the Kerry faculty of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP).

The aspiration of the trianing scheme is to assist all Registrars in becoming confident, practical General Practitioners who will be fully prepared for the challenges of the future. The scheme is very much based on trainees' needs and feedback for curriculum development and for all aspects of training is strongly encouraged from all participants.

The South West region presents wonderful opportunities for trainees to attain that elusive work life balance.  There are so many outdoor activities available at such close proximity in beautiful settings.  Mountaineering, surfing, sailing, football, hurling, golf, to name but a few, all play major roles in the community life here and new club members are always warmly welcomed.  The National Folk Theatre is based in Tralee and presents wonderful visiting plays and concerts.  Lovers of music will surely be well catered for by the multitude of musical sessions in all parts of the region.

And so it is no surprise that many who have come to the region to the training scheme end up staying!

 

mission


'Ní neart go chur le chéile'  

'There is strength in a group'

 

Contact Us

South West GP Training

Phone: Tel: 066 7191836 || Mobile: 087 6724718

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Key Stakeholders

Health Service Executive (HSE)

There was an expressed desire by the Department of Health and Children to increase GP training in Ireland and there has been a steady increase in the number of GP training schemes catering for the specialist training of doctors for a future in general practice. The programmes are currently funded by the HSE. All budgetary and financial aspects of the South West GP training programme are managed by the Primary Care Unit (PCU) in Cork.

The Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)

The Irish College General Practitioners (ICGP) is the professional body for general practice in Ireland. The College was founded in 1984 and is based in Lincoln Place, Dublin 2. The College's primary aim is to serve the patient and the general practitioner by encouraging and maintaining the highest standards of general medical practice. It is the representative organisation on education, training and standards in general practice. The College is the recognised body for the accreditation of specialist training in general practice in Ireland and is recognised by the Medical Council as the representative academic body for the specialty of general practice. At an international level the College is a member of the World Organisation of National Colleges and Academies and Academic Associations of General Practice (WONCA). The ICGP and the HSE are currently undertaking a review of the organisation and structure of General Practice Training in Ireland.

Institute of Technology, Tralee

The South West GP Training Programme offices and teaching rooms are based in the Sólás Building in the Institute of Technology, Tralee. Rooms for one-to-one interviews and meetings are also at our disposal. The state of the art teaching facilities available to the programme include spacious tutorial rooms with LCD projector & screen and whiteboards in each room, clinical skills rooms, interpersonal suites and lecture halls with teleconferencing facilities. There is also an excellent skills resource within the Institute of Technology which the programme can tap into.

Contact SW GP Training

Solas Building - IT Tralee,

County Kerry,

Ireland.

Tel: 066 7191836

Mobile: 087 6724718

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