Introduction and Background: Ireland is an island known for its welcome, its warm people, green fields and beautiful coastline. A sizable proportion of the Irish population work in the farming, forestry and fishing industries, particularly in rural and coastal regions1. The broad farming and fisher people cohort have specific health and primary care needs2,3 and, as a result, I devised a template of care provision in primary care, to help guide the primary care team privileged to look after this unique group of people4.
Results: Creation of a farmer/fisherperson medical quality-improvement template of care to support primary care delivery to these communities.
1 Factsheet on Agriculture in Ireland 2016. https://igees.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/June-2016-Factsheet-Final.pdf [Retrieved 28 September 2022]
2 Smyth B, Evans DS, Kelly A, Cullen L, O'Donovan D. The farming population in Ireland: mortality trends during the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years. European Journal of Public Health 2013; 23(1):50–55. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cks017
3 Peninsula Team. Health and Safety in the Fishing Industry Aug 2018. https://www.peninsulagrouplimited.com/ie/blog/health-safety-in-the-fishing-industry [Accessed 14 September 2022]
4 Kiely A. The Farmer and Fisherperson Primary Care Medical. Update Article. Forum Journal (ICGP). Accepted for Publication for Oct 2022 issue.