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August 31, 2015

President pays tribute to his IMC predecessor

The President of the Medical Council Prof Freddie Wood has paid tribute to Mr Harrold Browne, a predecessor of his at the medical regulatory body, who passed away in January.

Claim of ‘incompetence or apartheid’

The IMO has called on the Medical Council to either change its rules or recommend a change in legislation to allow non-EU NCHDs access to the training division of the Medical Register.

Doctors are ‘guilty until proven innocent’

IMO members gathered in Kilkenny have complained that the current complaints system and processes of the Medical Council make doctors ‘guilty until proven innocent’.

PC deadline is fast approaching advises Colleges

There is just a couple of weeks to go to the end of the current (2014-2015) professional competence (PC) year, at midnight April 30, after which the Medical Council may ask medics for evidence of participation in a PC scheme.

Council makes progress on professionalism and ethics

A survey of the public and medical profession measuring attitudes to medical professionalism and confidence in the Medical Council has concluded and is due for publication later this year, Irish Medical Times reports.

Research grants for ‘new knowledge’ approaches to medical education

The Medical Council and the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) have announced new awards worth a total €18,000 aimed at building medical educational research capacity in Ireland.

The evolution of medical regulation

Prof Anthony Cunningham, former Medical Council member (2004-2012), outlines the evolution of regulation of the medical profession in Ireland and of the Medical Council’s Ethical Guides, which he believes have served the profession well since 1981. Lloyd Mudiwa reports.

Five-year review of FTP due — IMC

The Medical Council is set to publish a new five-year study of complaints it received between 2008 and 2012, which will include an analysis of feedback from both doctors and complainants since 2011 on the stressful process.

Decision not yet taken by IMC over 13 doctors

The Medical Council has clarified that it has not refused registration, nor has a decision been made to remove 13 doctors from the Medical Register for alleged failure to meet professional competence requirements.

Work starts on new ethical guide

The Medical Council’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee has decided to establish a Drafting Working Group responsible for the contents of its new ethical guide, IMT reports.

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