June 27, 2020

Irish Primary Care Research Network

A description of my work with the Irish Primary Care Research Network

The Irish Primary Care Research is a national network of GP practices whose purpose is to participate in clinical research for the benefit of their patients and to enhance the discipline of general practice through research training and activity. It's run through the Irish College of General Practitioners.

I was the IT/Infrastructure Manager. My tasks included:

- Working with the main clinical software partners in Ireland to develop the first (and still the only) anonymous national clinical data set uploaded from general practice for research purposes in Ireland.
- Working directly with clinicians and researchers to identify their needs and developed a system to connect the (at the time) incompatible software products used by the Irish GPs to the IPCRN. 95% coverage of all GP practices in Ireland.
- Took over the IT management of the IPCRN in 2014, inc. product development and liaising with the both partners and clients (GPs/researchers).