Traffic Medicine Clinical Update and Research Day

Traffic Medicine Clinical Update and Research Day

  • 14 Mar 2017

Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, Research Fellow in the Department of General Practice, was among speakers at the Traffic Medicine Clinical Update and Research Day at the RCSI, Dublin on March 14th 2017.  Dr McLoughlin is leading on an innovative research project assessing GP and patient experience of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and fitness to drive.

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2017 20th Annual AUDGPI Conference Successes

2017 20th Annual AUDGPI Conference Successes

  • 11 Mar 2017

The Department of General Practice was well-represented at the 2017 20th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AUDGPI (Association of University Departments of General Practice Ireland), which was held on 9th and 10th March 2017 in Limerick.  The event, jointly hosted by the AUDGPI and ICGP, saw a range of presentations by academics, researchers and students from the Department of General Practice UCC, on topics including medical education, chronic conditions, dementia, patient and public involvement, and older people's care.

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Award for Department Research Fellow, Dr Kathleen McLoughlin

Award for Department Research Fellow, Dr Kathleen McLoughlin

  • 08 Mar 2017

 

There was lots of interest in the Department of General Practice Fitness to Drive and Mild Cognitive Impairment Research Project at the Annual Scientific Meeting of INMED (Irish Network of Medical Educators) which ran from February 27th to March 1st 2017 in Dublin.  The project is funded by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and was showcased by Dr Kathleen McLoughlin, Research Fellow.  The project presentation won first prize in the itEACH symposium.

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Accredited Dementia Workshops for GPs

Accredited Dementia Workshops for GPs

  • 08 Mar 2017

The Department of General Practice, through the PREPARED project, offers GPs the opportunity to participate in practice-based, CPD accredited dementia workshops.  Over 40 workshops have been run over the last year by a team of GP facilitators across the country.  If your practice is interested in arranging workshops in your area, more information is available on the dementiapathways.ie website or by emailing the PREPARED team at dementiapathways.ie

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Continuing Professional Development Courses for GPs

Continuing Professional Development Courses for GPs

  • 14 Feb 2017

The Department of General Practice offers a number of fully accredited blended learning postgraduate CPD modules covering diabetes in primary care, cardiovascular disease in primary care and is launching a new module on dementia in primary care for 2017. These modules are accredited by UCC and are specifically designed for the needs of a busy primary care clinician.  The courses run over a 12 week period with online discussion and learning facillitated by a range of expert tutors, and is accompanied by two practical study days (which are accredited for CPD by the ICGP).

More information about the CPD courses and how to reserve a place on the courses can be found on the Department of General Practice website or by contacting Katie Murphy or Siobhan Boyle within the Department.

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Research Study: GPs and Fitness to Drive

Research Study: GPs and Fitness to Drive

  • 13 Feb 2017

This research project, ‘Talking to patients with cognitive impairment about fitness to drive: Current approaches and possible improvement strategies for a general practice setting’, will investigate driving with cognitive impairment. Its main purpose is to look at how patients with cognitive impairment and GPs manage the discussion around safe driving.

For more information about this project, please contact Dr Carol Sinnott at csinnott@ucc.ie or Dr Kathleen McLoughlin at kathleenmcloughlin@ucc.ie

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Dr. Carol Sinnott recently conferred with her PhD.

Dr. Carol Sinnott recently conferred with her PhD.

  • 02 Nov 2016

Dr. Carol Sinnott was conferred with her PhD from University College Cork 28th October 2016.  Carol, a GP working in the Department of General Practice, completed her area of research in medicaton optimisation in multimorbidity.

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Traffic Medicine Grant Awarded for Study on Fitness to Drive

Traffic Medicine Grant Awarded for Study on Fitness to Drive

  • 01 Nov 2016

A €40, 000 grant was awarded by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), in association with the National Programme Office for Traffic Medicine (NPOTM) following a competitive process.  Dr Carol Sinnott and Dr Colin Bradley, Department of General Practice at University College Cork, will lead a team of five researchers, representing UCC, the ICGP and the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland.The research project ‘Talking to patients with cognitive impairment about fitness to drive: Current approaches and possible improvement strategies for a general practice setting’ will investigate driving with cognitive impairment. Its main purpose is to look at how patients with cognitive impairment and GPs manage the discussion around safe driving.

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Over 200 attend the 9th National Collaborative Diabetes Conference in Cork

Over 200 attend the 9th National Collaborative Diabetes Conference in Cork

  • 11 Oct 2016

The 9th Annual Collaborative Diabetes Conference took place in Cork on Wednesday 21st September 2016. The conference was jointly hosted by DiGP, Department of General Practice at UCC, HSE and IPNA. The theme of the 2016 conference was a ‘Focus on Prevention and Early Intervention’.  Over 200 delegates attended to hear key note speaker Professor Donal O'Shea, Consultant Endocrinologist from Loughlinstown Hospital, and to hear from experts on a range of diabetes related topics.

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Dementia Education Programme begins national and local roll out

Dementia Education Programme begins national and local roll out

  • 18 Aug 2016

The PREPARED (Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research into Dementia) project has developed and released a range of web based resources for GPs and primary care health care professionals.  These resources, including clinical guidelines, care pathways, supports and services directories and educational and training initiatives can be accessed on dementiapathways.ie.  The PREPARED team is also delighted to announce that, with a small team of expert GP faciliators with an interest in dementia working across the country (Dublin, Cork and Waterford), that their programme of dementia workshops for GPs is now up and running.  The workshops are CPD accredited and can be run on site for GPs in their own practice.  Initial feedback from attendees on the value of the workshops has been overwhelmingly positive.  If you are a GP and are interested in knowing more about the project, or wish to schedule a workshop session for you and your practice, please contact the PREPARED team!  

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Department of General Practice delighted to be involved in the Irish Street Medicine Symposium at UCC on 24th September 2016

Department of General Practice delighted to be involved in the Irish Street Medicine Symposium at UCC on 24th September 2016

  • 21 Jul 2016

Come and join us on Saturday the 24th of September for the Irish Street Medicine Symposium 2016. It will be an informative and engaging day with colleagues and friends in the beautiful surroundings of University College Cork. The time of the conference is 9.00 – 17.00, with registration opening at 8.00.   Anyone interested in the health challenges of the homeless population is encouraged to attend, including health care professionals, hostel and outreach staff and ancillary services.  Our aim is to share information about our services, identify gaps and highlight care innovation and solutions.   The Symposium is being organised by the Adult Homeless Integrated Service, HSE South in partnership with the Department of General Practice and GP Vocational Training Scheme, UCC and The Partnership for Health Equity.  Further information is on the webpage www.healthequity.ie

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The 9th National Primary Care Diabetes Conference

The 9th National Primary Care Diabetes Conference "Focus on Prevention and Early Intervention" will take place on 21st September 2016 in Cork.

  • 13 Jul 2016

Booking is now open for the 9th National Collaborative Primary Care Diabetes Conference.   The conference will be held at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork on 21 September 2015.  For more information about the conference programme, and to make a booking, please contact Katie Murphy, Diabetes Nurse Facilitator and/or visit the Diabetes in General Practice (DiGP) website and download the booking form.  

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Dr Elaine Walsh secures an ICGP Career Support Research Grant

Dr Elaine Walsh secures an ICGP Career Support Research Grant

  • 20 Jun 2016

The winners of the ICGP Career Support Research Grants were announced at the ICGP AGM in Galway, with UCC Department of General Practice lecturer and GP Dr Elaine Walsh securing one of the three grants awarded.  

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GP Research Fellow amongst ICGP annual conference research award winners

GP Research Fellow amongst ICGP annual conference research award winners

  • 15 May 2016

Research Award to UCC GP Research Fellow Dr Carol Sinnott for Medication Management in Multimorbidity paper

Congratulations go to Dr Carol Sinnott, GP Research Fellow in the Department of General Practice, UCC, for one of two awards for the best published paper of 2015 at the ICGP Annual Conference.

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Diabetes Conference: 'Team Work to Make the Dream Work'

Diabetes Conference: 'Team Work to Make the Dream Work'

  • 07 Oct 2015

The 8th National Diabetes in Primary Care Conference held in Cork on 23rd September 2015, and organised by the UCC Department of General Practice with partners DiGP, the HSE and the National Practice Nurses Association, attracted over 270 delegates.  Entitled 'Team Work to Make the Dream Work', the conference explored a range of topics relating to diabetes management in the community.

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The 8th National Primary Care Diabetes Conference

The 8th National Primary Care Diabetes Conference "Team Work will make the Dream Work" will take place on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 in Cork.

  • 13 Jul 2015

Booking is now open for the 8th National Collaborative Primary Care Diabetes Conference: "Team Work will make the Dream Work".  The conference will be held at the Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork on Wednesday 23 September 2015.  For more information about the conference, and to make a booking, please visit the Diabetes in General Practice (DiGP) website.

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HRB Clinical Trials Matter Competition - third place for UCC's GP Research Fellow, Dr Carol Sinnott

HRB Clinical Trials Matter Competition - third place for UCC's GP Research Fellow, Dr Carol Sinnott

  • 01 Jun 2015

To mark International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th 2015, the Health Research Board Trials Methodology Research Network (TMRN) held a national writing competition in association with ‘The Irish Times’.  Third prize went to Dr Carol Sinnott, a GP from Cork and a GP Research Fellow in the Department of General Practice at UCC who shares the advantages of being involved in a clinical trial for one of her patients.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and the link to chronic diseases in later life

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and the link to chronic diseases in later life

  • 05 May 2015

HRB-funded researchers at University College Cork have found people with multimorbidity (that is two or more chronic diseases at the same time) were more likely to report having adverse experiences in childhood than people without multimorbidity.

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Faculty Development Update

Faculty Development Update

  • 29 Apr 2015

Providing Feedback to students is an extremely important aspect of medical student education.

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PREPARED - Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia

PREPARED - Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia

  • 02 Mar 2015

Monday 2 March 2015: Minister of State Kathleen Lynch has today launched PREPARED, a new national Primary Care Dementia project which aims to upskill and support GPs and Primary Care Team Members in order for patients to receive optimal, evidence-based dementia care.

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PREPARED Video

PREPARED Video

  • 03 Mar 2015

A video for the new National Primary Care Dementia project, PREPARED (Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia) has recently been launched online.

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Medication Optimisation in Multimorbidity

Medication Optimisation in Multimorbidity

  • 12 Nov 2014

Dr Carol Sinnott and Prof Colin Bradley, Department of General Practice hosted a successful inaugural meeting on Medication Optimisation in Multimorbidity in the Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork on September 18th.  

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7th Annual DiGP/UCC/HSE Collaborative Diabetes Conference

7th Annual DiGP/UCC/HSE Collaborative Diabetes Conference

  • 05 Nov 2014

The Diabetes In General Practice Group (DiGP), the Department of General Practice UCC and the HSE recently hosted another very successful diabetes conference, which was held on 15th October 2014 at Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork.  This was the seventh annual diabetes conference, and with 240 delegates attending from all disciplines across primary care, is one of the biggest Diabetes events in Ireland! 

 

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2014 AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting UCC

2014 AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting UCC

  • 24 Jan 2014

2014 AUDGPI Annual Scientific Meeting UCC

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Statistical Consultancy Service in the College of Medicine & Health.

Statistical Consultancy Service in the College of Medicine & Health.

  • 23 Jan 2013

The Graduate School, College of Medicine and Health offers a Statistical Consultancy Service for doctoral students in the College of Medicine and Health

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