GPCareForAll was founded by Dr Austin O'Carroll as a response to address the imbalance in health care delivery in areas of deprivation. On average the ratio of GPs to Patients in areas of deprivation is 1:2500 while the national average overall is 1:1600
Dr Austin O Carroll is an inner-city GP since 1997. The focus of his career has been improving access for communities affected by marginalization or deprivation to quality primary healthcare.
He has founded several initiatives:-
Safetynet (2007) which provides GP services to over 6000 marginalized patients annually throughout Ireland. He initiated specialised services in several food halls/drop-ins/hostels; GP services for Roma community in two medical centres; a Mobile Health Unit for rough sleepers; a Mobile Health Screening Unit; He was Medical Director from 2007-2017.
GMQ, a primary care programme for homeless people which also specialises in addiction services (including methadone treatment and alcohol and benzodiazepine detoxes.
Partnership for Health Equity, a research, education, policy and service delivery collaboration.
GPCareforAll, a new social enterprise that creates new GP practices in areas of deprivation.
North Dublin City GP Training programme, the first programme internationally that trains GP’s to work in communities affected by deprivation or marginalization.
He set up the GP service for the McVerry Stabilization Centre in Barrymore House