MB BCh, BAO, MICGP, DCH, DObs, FRAMI.
Area’s of Interest
Minor surgery, prevention of cardiovascular disease, orthopaedic and sports medicine.
Dr. Grufferty has been in General Practice in Glanmire since 1984.He did his undergraduate training at the Mercy University Hospital, North Infirmary Hospital, Mallow General Hospital and the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork. He opened a new practice in Glanmire in 1984 and has developed the service in the area to the services that are now provided at the Glanmire Medical Centre.He has been a trainer with the Vocational Training Scheme in General Practice since 1994 and also gives lecturers to the vocational trainees at UCC.
Dr. Grufferty is also a senior tutor with the General Practice Department of Medicine at UCC. He provides tuition to the final medical students as part of their medical module in final medicine.
He is also a clinical examiner in final medicine at UCC. In addition to developing his practice at Glanmire, Dr. Grufferty was the chairman of the organising committee that set up the South Doc out of hours co-operative in Cork City in 2004. This was a major development in general practice in Cork City as it provides out of hours cover for patients in the Cork City and surrounding areas.
One hundred and eighty two general practitioners in the Cork City area joined South Doc at that time. Dr. Grufferty was subsequently a chairman of the entire South Doc co-operative following the arrival of South Doc to Cork City and was responsible for extending the service to east Cork and to north Cork.Dr. Grufferty participated in a pilot scheme for continuing medical education of doctors by the medical council in 2002. Continuing medical education is now mandatory for all doctors in the state and each doctor has to complete a certain number of credits each year in order to continue practising medicine.Dr. Grufferty also holds certificates in Practice Management, Diabetes Care, Minor Surgery, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disease Management in General Practice.
He is presently completing a master’s degree in primary care.In addition he is completing a course in dermoscopy which is the study of superficial skin lesions and in particular diagnosing skin cancers and melanoma. He has been the team doctor with Sarsfields Hurling and Glanmire Football Team since 1984.
In practice Glanmire