The Irish College of General Practitioners

About The Irish College of General Practitioners

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).

There are 4,156 members and associates in the college comprising over 85% of practising GPs in the Republic of Ireland. There are 205 members in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada and other overseas locations, and 690 GP trainees.

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