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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

 

 

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