DiGP Declaration of Compliance with Charities Governance Code

Diabetes in General Practice (DiGP) was established in 2001 and incorporated as a company limited by guarantee having no share capital.  Registered in Dublin.  No. 493189  in December 2010,  with charitable status Company Charity No. CHY 19783.

Directors Aug. 2020:  Diarmuid Quinlan, Audrey Russell, Suzanne Kelly, Mike Thompson, Ciara Nolan, Aoife Moloney, Margaret Kiely, Kevin McCarthy, Kay Polland, Joe McAuliffe, Angela O’Donoghue.

Registered Office:  Dept of General Practice, 2.40 Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork.

Chairperson– Dr. Suzanne Kelly, GP, The Grove Medical Centre, Ballincollig, Cork.

DiGP  aims to provide a general practice based educational forum for general practitioners and practice nurses, to help them optimise their management of diabetes in the community and enhance the services they provide for their patients.

Our objectives are:

  • To provide educational support to general practitioners and practice nurses to facilitate the optimal management of community based diabetes care
  • To facilitate an ongoing audit of diabetes care in affiliated practices. The data collected will be used to help practices monitor the standard of care provided and to develop a database designed to facilitate research into community based diabetes care
  • To support practices in establishing diabetes register, recall systems and protocols for clinical review
  • To support practices in the active management of diabetes in the community

DiGP declare that we are compliant with the Charities Governance Code core and additional standards, putting the six principles of the Charities Governance Code into action: Advancing Charitable Purpose; Behaving with Integrity; Leading People; Exercising Control; Working Effectively; Being Accountable & Transparent.

DiGP has robust systems and policies in place to ensure that we achieve our aims and objectives with openness and integrity. The DiGP Board has 12 Trustees (11 Directors, and the company secretary), minutes show that decisions have been discussed and documented. DiGP resources are managed in a responsible, effective, efficient, accountable and transparent way. Information on our purpose is clearly stated on the DiGP website. The company’s Constitution, annual reports and annual accounts are submitted to the Companies Registration Office and Charities Regulator. DiGP operates within with all relevant legislation including the Charities Act 2009; data protection legislation; employment legislation; and  health and safety legislation; modern slavery or human trafficking legislation. We have create, support and maintain a learning, research, and work environment that is free from discriminatory and intimidating behaviour. DiGP does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status in any of its activities or operations.

DiGP Constitution  amendments were passed at Board meeting on 15/5/19

DiGP  Code of Governance was passed at DiGP Board meeting on 12/8/20

Review Date for Constitution and Code of Governance is May 2022