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.
Demonising doctors for possible errors does nothing to address the cost in human terms of patient safety and clinical claims, submits Lloyd Mudiwa.
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.
Dr Ruairi Hanley wonders why the protestors who turned out in such force to oppose the Iraq war have been so anonymous in the face of the atrocities that have come to light in Syria.
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. The failure to retain recent Irish medical school graduates was an issue that must be prioritised by all bodies involved in the planning, development and maintenance of the medical workforce in Ireland, according to a new report by the Medical Council.
Dear Editor, I refer to Dr Jutta O’Meara’s letter (IMT, June 21, http://bit.ly/189PsRP) concerning “spurious, malicious and trivial” complaints about doctors to the Medical Council. I have twice been written to by the Council claiming that ‘complaints’ have been made against me by patients.
By Lloyd Mudiwa The Medical Council has removed the name of Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Dr Leo Varadkar from its Register after the former GP became the second Minister to voluntarily give up his registration in a show of leadership.