General Practice

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At a General Council meeting of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland in February, 1975 it was decided to establish a Section of General Practice in the Academy.  This would increase the circulation of the journal and possibly add to the advertising field.  The General Secretary Dr. Malachy Powell was asked to write to a number of representative family doctors and ask them to meet officers of the Academy. An open meeting of General Practitioners had been held and it was evident that such a Section was needed.  Dr. F.P. Mudowney proposed and Dr. R.P. Kernan seconded the motion that a Section of General Practice be formed. This was agreed.

The Burke Medal

The Section of General Practice sought permission to arrange an annual lecture with the presentation of a bronze medal to be called “The Burke Medal“.  This was agreed by the General Council on Wednesday 7th December 1983.

In December 2009 Professor Fergus O’Kelly, Section President requested that there would be a change of name for the Section’s annual lecture, the Donal Burke lecture. It was agreed that the Section’s Council could decide on the new title.

For list of Recipients of the Burke Memorial Lecture click here



RAMI Research Awards, Wednesday 6th November 2019

06/11/2019 6:30pm in Corrigan & Graves Halls, RCPI, 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2

RAMI Research Awards, Wednesday 9th Nov 2016

09/11/2016 7:00pm in Royal College of Surgeons, 123, St. Stephen

General Practice Section Meeting, Wednesday 10th April 2010

10/04/2010 7:00pm in Corrigan Hall, RCPI, No. 6, Kildare Street, Dublin 2


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E. Sexton, D. Bedford

GP supply, deprivation and emergency admission to hospital for COPD and diabetes complications in counties across Ireland: an exploratory analysis


Keywords Ambulatory-care sensitive conditions – Hospital discharges – Ireland – Primary care – Chronic disease – Geographical variation

A. S. Ciblis, M.-L. Butler, A. L. W. Bokde, P. G. Mullins, J. P. McNulty

The use of neuroimaging in dementia by Irish general practitioners


Keywords Dementia – General practice – Diagnosis – Neuroimaging – Access

J. C. Oosthuizen, D. McShane, J. Kinsella, B. Conlon

General practitioner ENT referral audit