Dear Editor, All medical practitioners on the Irish Medical Register will now be aware that we are about to have a new Medical Council. The present Council was set up by the previous Government in 2007/2008 as one of its many experiments in healthcare.
By Lloyd Mudiwa. The Health Committee of the Medical Council is currently monitoring and supporting 33 medical practitioners (0.2 per cent of all doctors registered) to maintain their registration during illness or medical disability, with some of them receiving help for abusing prescription IV opiates.
By Lloyd Mudiwa. The Medical Council has begun a consultation process as part of the development of amendments to its Supervised Division (SD) rules, as lawyers for doctors already in the Division have claimed the doctors from Pakistan and India have been experiencing unlawful treatment in the context of their employment situation in Ireland.
By Lloyd Mudiwa. Results of the election for appointment of medical members to the Medical Council, which recorded the highest number of ballots ever, have been released, with Irish Medical Times columnist Dr Ruairi Hanley securing nearly 48 per cent of the total votes cast in his 13-candidate ‘group of death’. The North East GP [...]