Lecturer
General Practice
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: tonyfoley@ucc.ie

Tony is a Lecturer in the Department of General Practice in UCC and is a GP in Kinsale.  He is a Trainer on the Cork Specialist Training Programme for General Practice and is Co-convener of the MICGP clinical skills examination, the CCT (Clinical Competence Test).

His interests include dementia care, dermatology and interprofessional education. He has been the lead for a community-based dementia project, Kinsale Community Response to Dementia (KCoRD) which developed individualized services and supports for people with dementia.  He is currently PI for PREPARED (Primary Care Education, Pathways & Research of Dementia), a 3-year national primary care dementia project, which aims to support GPs and Primary Care Team members in their delivery of integrated dementia care in the community.

He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and is a member of the National Dementia Strategy Programme Implementation Board.

Tony is currently pursuing an MD which focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention to improve the quality of dementia care in General Practice.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Primary Care Education, Pathways and Research of Dementia (PREPARED)Health Service Executive01-MAY-1501-MAY-18€1,084,148.00
Kinsale Community Response to Dementia (KCoRD)Atlantic Philanthropies01-SEP-1201-SEP-15€630,000.00

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2014)'Rash Decisions: Dermatology in General Practice'
Foley, T (2014) 'Rash Decisions: Dermatology in General Practice' In: Matt Burkes and Alec Logan (eds). The Good GP Training Guide. London: RCGP. [Details]
(2014)'How To Write a Paper'
Foley, T (2014) 'How To Write a Paper' In: Matt Burkes and Alec Logan (eds). The Good GP Training Guide. London: RCGP. [Details]
(2012)'The Six Week Check'
Foley, T (2012) 'The Six Week Check' In: David Caren (eds). The Irish Dad's Survival Guide to Pregnancy and Beyond. Dublin: O'Brien Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)'We're certainly not in our comfort zone: a qualitative study of GPs' dementia-care educational needs'
Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) 'We're certainly not in our comfort zone: a qualitative study of GPs' dementia-care educational needs'. BMC family practice, 18 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Developing and piloting a resource for training assessors in use of the Mini-CEX (mini clinical evaluation exercise)'
Walsh E, Foley T, Sinnott C, Boyle S, Smithson WH (2017) 'Developing and piloting a resource for training assessors in use of the Mini-CEX (mini clinical evaluation exercise)'. education for primary care, 28 (4):243-245 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Training the assessors: A Mini-CEX workshop for GPs who assess undergraduate medical students'
Foley T, Walsh E, Sweeney C, James M, Maher B, O'Flynn S (2015) 'Training the assessors: A Mini-CEX workshop for GPs who assess undergraduate medical students'. education for primary care, 26 :446-447 [Details]
(2015)'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'
O’Caoimh, R.,Sweeney, C.,Hynes, et al (2015) 'COLLaboration on AGEing-COLLAGE: Ireland's three star reference site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA)'. European Geriatric Medicine, 6 (5):505-511 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'A picture tells 1000 words, teamwork in primary care'
Kelly, M, Bennett, D, Foley, T, O'Flynn, S (2012) 'A picture tells 1000 words, teamwork in primary care'. The Clinical Teacher, Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'A promise kept'
Foley, T (2012) 'A promise kept'. The British Journal of General Practice, [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2015)'Doctoring is about more than just the physical'
Foley, T (2015) 'Doctoring is about more than just the physical' Forum: Journal of The Irish College of General Practiti, 32 (5) :19-20. [Details]
(2014)'Dementia: decisions and dilemmas in care'
Foley, T (2014) 'Dementia: decisions and dilemmas in care' Forum: Journal of The Irish College of General Practiti, 31 :54-55. [Details]
(2012)'Putting ‘sharing is caring’ into practice'
Foley, T (2012) 'Putting ‘sharing is caring’ into practice' Forum: Journal of The Irish College of General Practiti, 29 (5) :14-15. [Details]
(2009)'Teamwork is definitely the best way forward'
Foley, T (2009) 'Teamwork is definitely the best way forward' Forum: Journal of The Irish College of General Practiti, 26 (9) . [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2014)AUDGPI
Bennett M, Wall D, Murphy M, Foley T (2014) Webinar-based Dermatology Module; Lessons Learned AUDGPI [Details]
(2011)Academic Units and Departments of General Practice Ireland AUDPI Dublin Jan 2011
Kelly M, Foley, T, O'Flynn S; (2011) Teamwork promotes Patient Centredness Evaluation of a Primary Care Team placement Academic Units and Departments of General Practice Ireland AUDPI Dublin Jan 2011 [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2014)Dementia: diagnosis and management in general practice.
Foley T, Swanwick G (2014) Dementia: diagnosis and management in general practice. Irish College of General Practitioners, Dublin. Globe icon [Details]

Abstract

YearPublication
(2014)The Barriers to Diagnosing Dementia in Primary Care: A Qualitative GP Registrar Perspective.
Jennings, A,Foley, T (2014) The Barriers to Diagnosing Dementia in Primary Care: A Qualitative GP Registrar Perspective. Abstract [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Irish Healthcare Award: Best education project; general practice/pharmacy Irish Medical Times
2011Western Research and Education Network (WestREN) Bursary NUIG

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Member01-JUL-01 /
Irish College of General Practitioners MICGP Examiner01-JUN-11 /
Irish College of General Practitioners Co-convener of Clinical Competence Test (CCT) Clinical Skills Exam for MICGP01-JUL-14 /
Cork Specialist Training Programme for General Practice GP Trainer01-JUL-07 /

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Irish National Dementia Strategy Programme Implementation Board Member2016 /
MICGP Examination Committee Member2013 /
Primary Care, Education, Pathways & Research of Dementia (PREPARED) Project Lead and PI2015 /
Irish National Dementia Strategy Advisory Group Member2013 / 2015
Kinsale Community Response to Dementia (KCoRD) Lead2012 / 2014
Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) Committee Member2011 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Kinsale Medical General Practitioner01-FEB-02 /
NHS Wales: Pembrokeshire GP Training Scheme GP Trainee01-FEB-99 / 01-AUG-01
University College Cork Lecturer01-SEP-13 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2001Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and GynaecologyObstetrics and Gynaecology
2008University of Wales, Cardiff Diploma in Practical DermatologyDermatology
2001Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health DCH - Diploma in Child HealthPaediatrics
2011University of Wales, Cardiff Diploma in Medical EducationMedical Education
1995University College Cork MB BCH BAO MEDICAL DOCTORMedicine
2001Royal College of General Practitioners Membership of the Royal College of General PractitionersGeneralo Practice

Outreach Activities

 Description

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland: Member of Scientific Advisory Panel 2014 - ongoing

HMA (Honorary Medical Advisor) of Kinsale RNLI 2003-2013

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2017)Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting,
Foley T, Jennings A, Boyle S, Smithson WH (2017) The development and evaluation of peer-facilitated practice-based dementia workshops for GPs. [Oral Presentation], Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting, Warwick, England , 13-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting,
Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) What do GPs need to know about dementia? A triangulated,qualitative study of GPs’ dementia-care educational needs. [Oral Presentation], Society for Academic Primary Care 46th Annual Scientific Meeting, Warwick, England , 13-JUL-17. [Details]
(2017)Sonas APC 9th International dementia conference. Dementia in Ireland: Building knowledge, leadership and communities,
Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) Are we there yet? The road to enhanced dementia care in the community. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Sonas APC 9th International dementia conference. Dementia in Ireland: Building knowledge, leadership and communities, Dubin , 15-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017)32nd International Conference of Alzheimer Disease International,
Foley T, Boyle S, Jennings A, Smithson WH (2017) A qualitative study of GPs' dementia care educational needs. [Oral Presentation], 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer Disease International, Kyoto, Japan , 27-APR-17. [Details]
(2017)Association of the University Departments of General Practice of Ireland. 2017 Joint Scientific Meeting. Partnerships for Health,
Foley T, Fenlon N, Hopper, L (2017) Being PREPARED for educational collaboration; Collaborators' perspectives. [Keynote Speaker], Association of the University Departments of General Practice of Ireland. 2017 Joint Scientific Meeting. Partnerships for Health, Limerick , 10-MAR-17. [Details]
(2016)Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland Conference,
Foley T (2016) The timely diagnosis of dementia: A case-based discussion. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Living with Dementia in Rural Ireland Conference, Galway , 30-MAY-16. [Details]
(2016)Nursing Homes Ireland Conference. Dementia Thematic Inspection,
Foley, T (2016) Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia: a case-based discussion. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Nursing Homes Ireland Conference. Dementia Thematic Inspection, Cork , 25-MAY-16. [Details]
(2015)Institute of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference,
Foley, T (2015) Dementia in Primary Care: Diagnosis and Early Interventions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Institute of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2015)Irish Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conference,
Foley, T (2015) Dermatology & Common Skin Conditions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Occupational Health Nurses Annual Conference, Cork . [Details]
(2015)The DSIDC Annual Conference: Education Generation,
Foley, T (2015) Educational interventions for dementia care in Primary Care: What works?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The DSIDC Annual Conference: Education Generation, Dublin . [Details]
(2015)ICGP Summer School,
Foley, T (2015) Dementia dilemmas. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ICGP Summer School, Carlow . [Details]
(2015)CARDI International Training Programme on Ageing,
Foley, T (2015) Educational interventions for dementia care in Primary Care:. [Oral Presentation], CARDI International Training Programme on Ageing, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2015)National Memory Clinic Conference,
Foley, T (2015) The diagnostic debate in General Practice: PREPARED for Action. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], National Memory Clinic Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)The National Dementia Strategy Conference,
Foley, T (2014) Community Based Health Services for People with Dementia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The National Dementia Strategy Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2014)National Conference on Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals,
Foley, T (2014) Community perspectives on acute hospital care for patients with dementia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], National Conference on Dementia Care in Acute Hospitals, Cork . [Details]
(2014)ICGP Summer School,
Foley, T (2014) Dementia Care in General Practice: Dilemmas and Decisions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ICGP Summer School, Kilkenny . [Details]
(2014)ICGP Winter School,
Foley, T (2014) Dementia Care in General Practice: Case-based discussions. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], ICGP Winter School, Athlone . [Details]
(2013)Genio Annual Dementia Conference,
Foley, T (2013) Dementia in a Primary Care Setting. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Genio Annual Dementia Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2013)Dementia in Primary Care Best Practise in the Community Conference,
Foley, T (2013) Community supports for patients and families. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Dementia in Primary Care Best Practise in the Community Conference, Kinsale . [Details]
(2012)Healthevents Primary Care Conference,
Foley, T (2012) Interprofessional Education in Primary Care. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Healthevents Primary Care Conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2011)Primary Care Team Dementia Care Conference,
Foley, T (2011) Learning Together to Work Together. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Primary Care Team Dementia Care Conference, Kinsale . [Details]

Teaching Interests

Current teaching contribution to UCC Modules
  • BH2002 Person, Culture and Society 
  • CP3004/GM2014 Clinical Science and Practice IV
  • CP3105/GM2105 Clinical Science and Practice V
  • CP5200 Principles and Practice of Internal Medicine and General Practice - Site Coordinator
  • GP4000 Primary Health Care 
  • GP5000 Systemic Assessment and Evaluation in Patient Care 

Cork Specialist Programme for GP Training 
  • Dementia Care in General Practice, 2013 - current
  • Dermatology in General Practice, 2013 - current
Post-graduate Dermatology
  • Webinar course for non-dermatologists, South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Course Co-organiser, 2013
  • On-line tutor for Diploma in Practical Dermatology, University of Wales, Cardiff, 2008-2009

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Clinical Medicine II GM2105Clinical Medicine II