Agreement Regarding GP Contractual Reform and Service Development

General Practice is a key feature of the Irish health service, and through this agreement between the DOH, HSE and IMO, it is now possible to expand services for patients as well as making general practice a more attractive career option for existing doctors and future medical graduates.

The agreement will act as an important catalyst for modernising general practice over the next 4 years, as well as providing dedicated support for people with chronic illness, opportunities for increased use of technology-based solutions, local multidisciplinary team working and significantly improving prescribing and medication safety.

The agreement is below along with a companion summary presentation.

Social Deprivation Practice Grant Support under the GP Agreement

Under the GP Agreement reached between the Irish Medical Organisation and the Health Service Executive and Department of Health in June 2019, funding has been allocated to support and maintain GP services for communities with a high degree of social deprivation.

GP Practices serving such communities will now be eligible to apply for a social deprivation support grant.

Application forms can be returned to the National Contracts Office by email to  on or before 7th October 2020.