The Heart Failure Virtual Clinic (VC) in St. Vincent’s Hospital was set up with the aim of providing General Practitioners (GP’s) with the necessary supports to maintain and treat heart failure patients in the Primary Care setting. The system provides community clinicians with the knowledge and supports required to manage complex patients in the community. It achieves this by engaging community clinicians in a continuous learning system and partnering them with specialist mentors at an academic medical centre or hub.
Dr Ronan Fawsitt is a full-time General Practitioner, working within a Primary Care Team in Kilkenny. He is Chairman of the ICGP in Kilkenny and also Chairs the ICGP-St Luke’s Liaison Committee which is the long-established, innovative and integrated interface between primary and secondary care in both counties. Some nationally replicated initiatives in integrated care from Carlow Kilkenny in recent years include the first GP out-of-hours co-op Caredoc, the first Acute Medical Assessment Unit and the first CIT (Community Intervention Team). Ronan is firmly committed to integrated care between General Practice and Hospitals as the best mechanism for sustainable patient care and the effective future development of the health services
ARCH Centre Director, Michael O’Shea, will also present some general updates from the ARCH research programme. Some items of interest from funding opportunities to collaborative projects will also be presented. The session will wrap up with 15 minutes for Q&A and networking.
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