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April 19, 2014

A Christmas time appeal

Dr Ruairi Hanley is of the opinion that the IMO in its latest GP support campaign might be wishing for a little too much.  

Indian doctors are ‘not welcome for long-haul’

By Lloyd Mudiwa The Medical Council has said the registration of doctors, who qualify outside Europe, is governed by the Medical Practitioners Act 2007. Through its registration processes, the Council ensures compliance, Kingram House stated.

Prof Corbally vindicated in High Court decision

Ed Madden, BL, looks at a recent High Court case in which Prof Martin Corbally brought Judicial Review proceedings seeking to quash a number of findings made by the Fitness to Practise Committee of the Medical Council.

External audits to improve the MC

By Lloyd Mudiwa Kingram House is seeking internal audit services to help improve effectiveness and efficiency by providing insight and recommendations based on analyses and assessments of data, controls and business processes, Irish Medical Times  reports. The Medical Council’s   Statement of Strategy 2010-2013, which will be revised for this Council’s term of office (2013-2018), [...]

Restoring humanity to medicine

Catherine Reilly reports from the recent MPS ‘Spotlight on Risk’ meeting, where Dr Richard Brennan offered some evocative thoughts on humanity in medicine, professionalism and the Medical Council’s role in the delivery of modern healthcare.

Council produces clinical audit video guides

By Lloyd Mudiwa. The Medical Council has produced a number of videos providing guidance to medical practitioners on the systematic review and evaluation of their clinical practice.

Medical Council and NTPF now reviewable

By Lloyd Mudiwa. The Medical Council and the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) are now reviewable bodies under the Ombudsman (Amendment) Act 2012, IMT reports.

New governance structure for Medical Council

By Lloyd Mudiwa. The Medical Council has put in place a new governance structure, with eight committees, some of whose functions have been expanded, focusing on particular strands of the Council’s work to support the delivery of its role and remit.

Putting doctors in the dock does not save lives

Demonising doctors for possible errors does nothing to address the cost in human terms of patient safety and clinical claims, submits Lloyd Mudiwa.

New key workforce planning intelligence

A new report provides a greater understanding of the practice of medicine in Ireland that will enable planning to meet the evolving needs of Irish patients, writes Caroline Spillane, CEO of the Medical Council.

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