John was first appointed to the Commission in February 2021.
Dr John Cox graduated from University College Dublin in 1979, completed his general practice training in 1983 and worked in general practice in south Dublin and as a research registrar with Professor Eoin O’Brien at the Blood Pressure Unit, Beaumont Hospital, from 1985 to 1992. Since then, he has been in general practice at Fethard-on-Sea, Co. Wexford. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in 1994. He is past Chairman of the Board of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) and past Chairman and Provost of the RCGP Republic of Ireland Faculty. He presently sits on the Council of the ICGP and is secretary of the ICGP Wexford Faculty. He is co-author of the ICGP publication ‘Cardiovascular Disease: Prevention in General Practice’. He was previously a director of the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) and remains an active member of the Council on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and the Council on High Blood Pressure of the IHF. He is a long-standing member of the British and Irish Hypertension Society. He is a GP trainer with the HSE for many years and is interested in curriculum development in general practice. His professional interests are in risk factor assessment and management of cardiovascular diastase and the use of information technology in general practice.
First Appointed: 12/02/2021
End of Term: 04/04/2027
Position Type: Member
Basis of Appointment: nominated by the Irish College of General Practitioners; appointed by the Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People.