The National Association of GPs has called for emergency interim funding to maintain family doctor services.

NAGP Chairman Dr Andy Jordan told the association's annual conference in Kildare that the transitional money is needed, pending agreement on a new GP contract.

He claimed the Government had singled out the family doctor service for the most drastic cuts of all in recent years.

Dr Jordan said that no agreement on a new GP contract can take place, until the report of the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare is published, debated in the Dáil, agreed and legislated for.

The report is due at the end of this month.

The NAGP conference concludes today.