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February 10, 2016

Your Training Counts Report launched — 21% set to leave

The Minister for Health Dr Leo Varadkar today launched the Medical Council’s ‘Your Training Counts’ 2014 Report on the career intentions of Irish trainee doctors, which shows that 21 per cent of them do not intend to practise medicine in Ireland for the foreseeable future with older/senior trainees more likely to emigrate.

Trainee doctors most likely to emigrate

Trainee doctors susceptible to illness or bullying were up to twice as likely to emigrate, according to the Medical Council.

Medicine in Changing Times – Saturday 17th Oct – Limited Places

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Council publishes roadmap for Intern Years

The Medical Council has published an education and training roadmap, titled ‘Doctors’ Education, Training and Lifelong Learning in 21st Century Ireland’, to guide both its own role in overseeing doctors’ education and training across the continuum from undergraduate to retirement and support good professional practice in the interest of patient safety.

ICGP questions guidance on intimate examinations

Following recent scandals, it is understandable that a section in the Medical Council Draft Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners relating to intimate examinations explicitly states that the doctor must ask patients if they would like a chaperone present, the ICGP has said.

Medical Council and INMED announce joint research grants

The Medical Council and the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) have announced the inaugural winners of annual grants aimed at building medical educational research capacity in Ireland.

Pillars of professionalism are ‘confusing’ — ICGP

The ICGP has welcomed the publication of the Medical Council Draft 8th Edition Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners, but has reminded the regulatory body that the document is meant to be merely a guide as opposed to being prescriptive.

Doctors ‘have responsibility to advocate’ — IHCA

The IHCA has expressed concern that a number of important sections concerning resources and advocacy in the Medical Council’s latest draft Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics have been modified.

In search of some ethical guidance

The profession is looking to the Medical Council for guidance on how to navigate through budget cuts and challenges to its role as patient advocate, writes Dara Gantly.

Bill is due by year-end – Minister tells Indian Ambassador

The requirement to have the equivalence of the Certificate of Experience for entry to the Trainee Specialist Division (TSD) will be removed as a requirement for non-EU doctors, the Minister for Health has again pledged.

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