Dr Nicola Black
Nicola graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1995, completing the GP Vocational Training Scheme in 1999 and placing 2nd overall in the Irish College of General Practitioners Final Examinations. Pursuing her interest in female health and paediatrics, she then completed Diplomas in Obstetrics and Women’s Health (DOWH) and Child Health (DCH). Nicola worked with Dr Liam Lacey in Blanchardstown from 1999 until temporarily moving to the UK in 2001 where she became a partner in the Chapeloak Surgery, Leeds. Nicola co-ran the Child Development Clinics at the practice and was also the lead GP in the Substance Misuse Clinics. Furthering an interest in Health Promotion, she attained distinctions in two additional Diplomas – ‘Primary Care Coronary Heart Disease Prevention’ and ‘Primary Care Diabetes Management’. Upon returning to Ireland in 2005, Nicola resumed work in Dublin 15, spending two years in the Meridian Clinic and a subsequent year gaining further valuable experience in GP practices in Templeogue and Rathfarnham, until the establishment of Oakwood Medical Clinic. In May 2011, she completed the ICGP’s Diploma in Management in Practice (Dip MiP) and has since become an examiner and a lecturer on the course. She lectures on the ICGP Management in Practice GP Registrar course and has also been involved in teaching Trinity Medical Students. Nicola was on the Paediatric OPD & Urgent Care Services Project team which opened its paediatric satellite centre in Blanchardstown recently. Nicola is originally from Castleknock and is married with twin girls.