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September 2, 2015

OMI extends ‘positive measure’ to Council

The Overseas Medics of Ireland (OMI) has decided to hold off from instituting any possible legal action against the Irish Medical Council until early April, to give the medical regulator more time to respond on wide-ranging difficulties around the handling of applications for registration on the Medical Register by doctors who trained outside Europe.

DoH is warned over registration route

The Medical Council has informed the Department of Health (DoH) that “internship equivalency” is a structurally challenging registration route for entry to the General Division.

Council proposes amending Supervised Division rules

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.

Patient safety and the needs of doctors can still be compatible

Response to letter from Philip Brady, Head of Registration, Medical Council, IMT, February 1, 2013. Dear Mr Brady, Thank you for your kind letter where you have referred to rules and legislation regarding the Supervised Division (SD) (http://bit.ly/VErVFC). On behalf of more than 200 doctors registered on the SD, I want to bring up our […]

PRES exemption for non-EU trainee GPs

By Lloyd Mudiwa lloyd.mudiwa@imt.ie The Medical Council has approved an exemption from the Pre-Registration Examination System (PRES) to facilitate the temporary registration of non-EU trainee GPs. The exemption will apply to non-EU trainee GPs wishing to participate in exchange programmes, the Council said. A spokesperson for the Council told Irish Medical Times that the proposal […]