Our next DiGP meeting is at 7.30pm on Thursday 7th Oct on Microsoft teams – hopefully we will be back to actual meetings by March 2022!DiGP Chairperson Dr Suzanne Kelly, GP Ballincollig and National ICGP Lead DiabetesWe would welcome suggestions for speakers/Topics for next March and May meeting.We have 2 excellent speakers:Foot Protection in Diabetes -Assumpta Coyle , Diabetes Podiatrist in UHL and national podiatry lead on the diabetes clinical care programme will update us on the Diabetes support team in the Ambulatory Care hubs to ensure that those with active foot disease are seen within 24 hours and those at Moderate and high risk are seen by the podiatrist.Gestational Diabetes- Dr Mairead O’Riordan, Obststetrician CUMH Who will focus on the post natal follow up for Mums with GDM to ensure best outcomes for them and for future pregnancies.
Established in 2010 DiGP now have 83 practices enrolled: 237 GPs , 137 Practice Nurses, community dieticians working in DiGP practices and the the West Cork Walkaway from Diabetes Team. There is a combined total of 8,000 patients with diabetes on our practice registers.
GP’s and Practice Nurses are very welcome to join DiGP, membership criteria are as outlined below.
- Interest in Providing Diabetes Care
- Commitment to use of ICGP Guidelines
- Maintain Diabetic Register
- Computerised Practice
- Commitment to audit and evaluation
- Attend DiGP Meetings – 3 Times per year
For further information please fill in our contact form here or call Katie Murphy, Dept.of General Practice UCC. Tel-086 0566077