General Practitioners Committee

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Northern Ireland General Practitioners Committee membership

NIGPC has 25 directly elected members representing general practitioners across Northern Ireland.

NIGPC membership 2018-2021:

Dr T Black
Dr U Brennan
Dr J Burns
Dr C Castles
Dr A Cox
Dr J Crothers
Dr M Cunningham
Dr M Curran
Dr C Devlin
Dr C Fitzpatrick
Dr I Kernohan
Dr N McCallion
Dr M McCloskey*
Dr B McCoy
Dr A McCullough
Dr A McDowell
Dr M McKenna
Dr D McManus
Dr A Milligan
Dr P Molloy
Dr C Moore
Dr F O’Hagan
Dr B O’Hare
Dr D Ross
Dr S Sproule
Dr P Stirling
Dr A Stout

Dr K Kasaraneni, GPC (UK) Representative
Chairman of Northern Ireland council 
Chairman/rep of Northern Ireland consultants committee 
Chairman/rep of Northern Ireland junior doctors committee 
Chairman/rep of Northern Ireland medical academics staff committee 
Chairman/rep of Northern Ireland medical students committee 
Chairman/rep of Northern Ireland staff, associate specialists and specialty doctors committee
GP trainee – Dr D McManus
Dental representative – Dr A Nicholl 
Non-voting observer from the RCGP(NI) – Dr G Doran 
Non-voting observer from the Ophthalmic committee – Ms C Savage
Non-voting co-optees – Dr B Dunn, Dr C Mullan, Dr W Murdock, Dr B Patterson

*Sessional Doctor Representatives 



NIGPC domestic negotiations team

The role of the NIGPC domestic negotiations team is:  to discuss matters of importance at regional level; to provide an impetus for individual LMCs to negotiate for optimum terms with the HSC board; to enhance the LMCs influence in their dealings with the HSC board for the betterment of all GPs in Northern Ireland and .to deal with NIGPC business between full committee meetings.


  • Chair NIGPC
  • Deputy chair NIGPC
  • LMC chairs
  • LMC secretaries


NIGPDF/NIGPC finance subcommittee

The Northern Ireland General Practitioners Defence Fund Limited is a company limited by guarantee. 

The NIGPDF/NIGPC finance subcommittee comprises the chair and deputy chair of NIGPC, the treasurer of NIGPC (who chairs the subcommittee) and the chair and assistant secretary/treasurer of each of the four local medical committees. 

The subcommittee meets twice a year to look after all aspects of the committees finances: in particular investment of voluntary levy income; LMC accounts and business plans/bids; honoraria payments for NIGPC and LMC officers; honoraria and mileage payments for meeting attendance; Cameron fund; GPDF and NILMC conference.


NIGPC IT subcommittee

The NIGPC IT subcommittee comprises representatives from NIGPC, the Health and Social Care Board, RCGPNI and practice managers.  It meets three times a year to consider all matters pertaining to IT in general practice and reports back to NIGPC. 

The IT subcommittee is chaired by Dr Michael McKenna.


Policy subcommittee

The NIGPC is represented on BMA Northern Ireland's policy and legislative subcommittee by Dr Conan Castles. This committee deals with policy issues related to health in Northern Ireland.

The policy subcommittee is chaired by Dr David Farren.