Ayrfield Medical Practice is a seven doctor GP practice based in Kilkenny. We see patients on an appointment or walkin basis. We provide a wide range of medical services including womens and mens health, minor surgery, childhood immunisations, occupational health medicals, travel vaccinations, sports and minor injuries, blood tests and health screening including exercise stress testing.

At our clinic on the Granges Road in Kilkenny working alongside our GP’s we also have weekly consultant specialist clinics in general surgery, ENT, ophthalmology, urology, plastic surgery, gynaecology, orthopaedics and cosmetic surgery. Other services available are physiotherapy, dietician, audiology, chiropody, psychology, massage therapy, yoga and osteopathy.


Irish Medical News logoIrish Medical News is a weekly independent quality newspaper for doctors and health professionals working in Ireland. We have over 25 years of experience in Ireland. We currently have 7,630 readers on our mailing list. This is comprised of: General Practitioners – Consultants – Hospital Doctors – Nurses – Pharmacists – Private Subscribers. We are fully Irish owned and operated. We feature up-to-date stories delivered to our readers weekly.

This consists of top domestic and international news We also feature ground breaking clinical content.We have broken numerous exclusive health stories of national importance over the years. Our news is regularly picked up by other media outlets. We have award winning journalists and contributors. Our journalists regularly appear on radio and television to discuss breaking health stories. We have regular columnists and engaging features (Eg. medico-finance and medico-legal).

MedLab Pathology logoMedLab Pathology (MLP) was established in May 2010 as Sonic Healthcare’s Irish laboratory facility. MedLab Pathology is being developed to bring together our proven international capabilities and local expertise to provide internationally recognised best practice developments in laboratory medicine to the Irish healthcare sector.

Sonic Healthcare is an international medical diagnostics company, offering extensive laboratory medicine/pathology and radiology services to the medical community. Sonic Healthcare is structured as a decentralised federation of medically-led diagnostic practices, with our head office located in Sydney, Australia.

Euromedic logoEuromedic Ireland, Ireland’s leading provider of diagnostic imaging, is proud to be the platinum sponsor of this year’s Primary Care Conference. Euromedic supports the primary care community by offering easy access and fast results to diagnostic imaging services. We serve patients around the country in eight locations in Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny, Sligo and Belfast and offer fast access to MRI, CT, Ultrasound, X-Ray and DXA. All scans are reported on by RCSI-accredited radiologists. Find out more here.



Previous Hosts & Partners of the Conference

Centric Medical Group was founded by two medical practitioners in 2003, Centric Health has grown rapidly into a diversified international healthcare services company providing medical recruitment, primary care and diagnostic imaging services in Ireland, the UK and Australia.

Our mission is to ‘Strive to keep people healthy in their own community’ by providing a range of innovative and accessible healthcare services in local communities. By investing in primary care services, we passionately believe that offering patients more choice will potentially alleviate some of the burden on our overstretched hospital system. Centric Health now employs over 300 staff within Ireland, the UK and Australia.

Kaiser Permanente is America’s leading non- profit integrated health plan, Kaiser Permanente serves more than 9 million people from 37 hospitals and 611 medical office buildings in nine states and the District of Columbia.

Thanks to the dedication of approximately 189,655 employees and physicians, in a single year we may schedule more than 36 million Outpatient visits, deliver 92,000 babies, perform 169,000 inpatient surgeries, and fill some 70 million prescriptions.


McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm. We are the trusted advisor to the world’s leading businesses, governments, and institutions.

We work with leading organizations across the private, public and social sectors. Our scale, scope, and knowledge allow us to address problems that no one else can. We have deep functional and industry expertise as well as breadth of geographical reach. We are passionate about taking on immense challenges that matter to our clients and, often, to the world.

We work with our clients as we do with our colleagues. We build their capabilities and leadership skills at every level and every opportunity. We do this to help build internal support, get to real issues, and reach practical recommendations. We bring out the capabilities of clients to fully participate in the process and lead the ongoing work.

2012 – Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre

Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre is developed to provide caring, considerate and modern primary medical care in a state of the art building. We provide open access primary care to all the community of Mallow and it’s environs to best standards, encompassing the latest technology, which helps us fulfil our aim of bringing modern facilities, diagnostic examinations and medical care to the patient in the community.

We are supported in this aim by the close association between GPs and the HSE personnel working together in the one environment with the aim of patient care delivery, through the Primary Care Teams. MPHC will continue to look for new ways of providing extra services to our patients and will work in close association with our supporting hospitals, Mallow General Hospital and the Cork City Hospitals.

The organisation recognises it’s responsibilities to it’s staff, patients, regulators and the general public and is committed to the continual improvement of the operating environment of it’s facilities. To this end MPHC maintains documented Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality Management System which conforms to: The JCI Primary Care Standard 2008, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO18001;2007 and takes into account all regulatory and legislative requirements pertinent to it’s sector, local operating environment and patient requirements.

2011 – Living Health Clinic Mitchelstown

Living Health ClinicLivinghealth Clinic is a GP developed independent advanced Primary Care Centre situated in Mitchelstown at the cross roads of Munster – Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. In addition to providing the full range of Primary Care services through GP’s, specialist nurses and the full compliment of allied health care professionals to our local community, the Livinghealth Clinic provides many onsite hospital consultant services for the greater region.

There is onsite radiology, advanced diagnostics, sports injuries clinic, health screening unit, minor injuries unit, chartered physiotherapy unit, surgical suite, day case procedures unit, membership and rehab gymnasium, conference facility, café, pharmacy, opticians and HSE services. All services are open and support our GP colleagues service in the greater region.

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