The President of the Medical Council Prof Freddie Wood has paid tribute to Mr Harrold Browne, a predecessor of his at the medical regulatory body, who passed away in January.
The IMO has called on the Medical Council to either change its rules or recommend a change in legislation to allow non-EU NCHDs access to the training division of the Medical Register.
IMO members gathered in Kilkenny have complained that the current complaints system and processes of the Medical Council make doctors ‘guilty until proven innocent’.
There is just a couple of weeks to go to the end of the current (2014-2015) professional competence (PC) year, at midnight April 30, after which the Medical Council may ask medics for evidence of participation in a PC scheme.
A survey of the public and medical profession measuring attitudes to medical professionalism and confidence in the Medical Council has concluded and is due for publication later this year, Irish Medical Times reports.
The Medical Council and the Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) have announced new awards worth a total €18,000 aimed at building medical educational research capacity in Ireland.
Prof Anthony Cunningham, former Medical Council member (2004-2012), outlines the evolution of regulation of the medical profession in Ireland and of the Medical Council’s Ethical Guides, which he believes have served the profession well since 1981. Lloyd Mudiwa reports.
The Medical Council is set to publish a new five-year study of complaints it received between 2008 and 2012, which will include an analysis of feedback from both doctors and complainants since 2011 on the stressful process.
The Medical Council has clarified that it has not refused registration, nor has a decision been made to remove 13 doctors from the Medical Register for alleged failure to meet professional competence requirements.
The Medical Council’s Ethics and Professionalism Committee has decided to establish a Drafting Working Group responsible for the contents of its new ethical guide, IMT reports.