The Belgrave Clinic was established by Dr Brendan Clune in 1990. Dr Conor Ryan became a partner in the Practice in 2010. The practice is now a five doctor practice with the doctors dividing their time between the practice in Belgrave Clinic and the DIT medical services. The doctors in the Clinic have been trained to deal with the full range of physical, psychological and social problems that may develop in the lives of our patients. In the classical role of general practitioners, they will treat patients of all ages, as individuals or in the context of family or other groupings. Educational and preventative health issues will be addressed on an ongoing basis. They will work as members of a team within the Clinic and liase with public health nurses, physiotherapists and other workers in the broader primary care community team. They conduct individual surgeries at 3 Charleston Rd, ensuring full daytime cover at the Clinic.
Brendan Clune is a medical graduate from UCC and has been working as a GP in the Belgrave Clinic for more than 24yrs and enjoys the full breadth of general practice. Dr Clune has a special interest in Young People and Adolescent health and Care of the Elderly.
Dr Clune has been the medical officer to the DIT group of colleges for a number of years.
Conor Ryan is a medical graduate from Trinity College Dublin and qualified as a GP in 2006 having trained in the Midlands Vocational Training Scheme. He also holds a BSC in Pharmacy and MSC in Hospital Pharmacy from Trinity College Dublin. Dr Ryan has a special interest in Children’s Health, Pharmacology and Minor Surgery.
Tom Fahey is a part time GP at Belgrave Clinic and is a Professor of General Practice in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland ( RCSI). He has over 20 yrs experience in general practice inIrelandand theUK, having worked inOxford,Bristoland Dundee before returning toDublinin 2006. Belgrave Clinic hosts RCSI medical students and Prof Fahey leads the national programme for primary care research – HRB Centre for Primary Care Research and is Chair of Research and id Chair of Research at theIrishCollegeof General Practitioners ( ICGP) .
Dr Kelly is a medical graduate from UCG and a vocationally trained General Practitioner. Prior to pursuing a career in general practice Dr Kelly spent a number of years working in paediatrics both in Ireland and abroad. She has a special interest in women’s health and holds a Diploma in obstetrics and women’s health. Dr Kelly accepting referrals from other G.P.s for the fitting of Mirena and Implanon long-acting reversible contraceptives. She also has a certificate in Family Planning and contraception for the insertion of implanon and mirena.
Dr. Kilrane graduated from UCD and completed her vocational training with the Trinity College Dublin General Practice Training Scheme. Dr. Kilrane has worked in General Practice in Dublin since qualification. She has a special interest in skin problems and holds a Diploma in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University. Dr. Kilrane also has a special interest in Women’s Health and holds a Diploma in Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is certified to insert Implanons and Mirenas.
Kate received her diploma in Nursing Studies in 2001 from Trinity College Dublin. Following which she completed her H dip in Practice Nursing from The RCSI. Kate has been with the Belgrave Clinic for over 6 yrs. She has a special interest in Women’s Health, Health Promotion, Travel Health and Child Health.
After qualifying as a RGN in 1995 in Wipps Cross Hospital, Eimear ventured into critical care nursing for a few years and obtained a qualification in ICU Nursing. On spending 2 years working in Saudi Arabia working as a senior nurse in cardiology, she returned to Ireland and has been working as a practice nurse since 2003. Her main areas of interest are Women’s Health, Cardiac and Diabetic Care.
Margaret is our nurse specialist who oversees and runs the Warfarin Clinic every Thursday in Belgrave Clinic. This clinic, although run from the Belgrave Clinic, is available to patients whose general practitioner is a member of the SICP. It is run according to protocols agreed with the Haematology Department of St James Hospital and has a direct relationship with St James warfarin clinic.
Karen is a qualified nurse and a holds a MBA from UCD. Karen has worked in management in the HSE prior to joining the Belgrave Clinic. As the practice manager Karen is responsible for the organisation of staff and the day-to-day workings of the Clinic. From the patients and clients perspective, the practice manager deals with: Patient satisfaction and complaints with the Clinic. Outstanding payments to and from the Clinic. Maintenance of, and replies to queries from, this website. She is also responsible for the development of practices policies and protocols.
She can be contacted by ringing the surgery at 4975666 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reception / Administration staff in the Belgrave Clinic are:
• Catherine Rogan
• Hilda Dunne
• Martina Noctor
The reception staff work from 8.00 to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. Their job is pressurised as they field phone calls on the two incoming lines with requests for appointments, results, prescriptions and general advice while dealing with patients/clients at the desk, managing the waiting room and liasing with other members of the Clinic team. They aim to carry out these tasks with courtesy and efficiency. Your patience is appreciated if there are delays. All 4 receptionsts are part-time. Identifying the receptionist that you are dealing with is useful when following up an issue.