By Lloyd Mudiwa. Confidentiality is a fundamental principle of medical ethics and is central to the trust between patients and doctors, the Medical Council has stated, citing its Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners.
Dear Editor, I am writing in reply to the news item relating to the recent workforce report from the Irish Medical Council, and in particular the apparent “failure to retain recent Irish medical school graduates”. I also want to comment on the article ‘High reliance on international grads’, which appeared in the same publication (IMT, [...]
By Pat Kelly. An overwhelming nine-out-of-10 respondents voting in the recent Irish Medical Times online poll agreed that the Medical Practitioners Act (MPA) 2007 should be amended to protect a doctor’s identity until a Fitness to Practise inquiry has been concluded and a finding of professional misconduct arrived at by the Medical Council, IMT reports.
By Lloyd Mudiwa. It is now the Medical Council’s policy to request all doctors subject to a complaint — irrespective of the outcome — to participate in a clinical audit to validate their maintenance of professional competence (PC), which one practitioner has claimed stigmatises colleagues subject to frivolous and vexatious criticism.