The guide assists doctors in maintaining the highest possible standards of professional conduct and ethics.
This document is intended to provide information to Interns to guide them through the Intern year. The Intern year is a crucial period of transition from medical student to full registration as a doctor.
The Medical Council is pleased to present its third report to the public on undergraduate medical education in Ireland. It is based on the findings of the Medical Council's visits to medical schools and to their associated hospitals in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
This Guide is fundamentally a set of ethical principles which doctors must apply to the clinical situations in whoch they work. It also places heavy responsibilities on doctors to take into account a wide number of issues in providing care to patients.
The Medical Council is pleased to present its second report to the public on undergraduate medical education in Ireland. This report is based on the findings of visits to medical schools, which have been ongoing from 1996.
These ethical guidelines are a set of principles which doctors must apply in each situation with their judgement, experience, knowledge and skills.
This Guide includes some changes in the practice of medicine relating to data protection, abortion and deputising arrangements.
This edition of the Ethical Guide arised from the need to interpret and re-define medical ethics to meet situations never envisaged before.
This edition of the Guide includes new material of interest to all doctors, including areas such as irresponsible prescribing and relations with the media.
This Guide to the Council's constitution and functions is primarily intended for doctors who have qualified in Ireland but would also be useful for doctors from ECC countries who wish to practice medicine in Ireland.
Following the commencement of Part 11 of the MPA 2007, this leaflet informs registered medical practitioners of their obligations regarding professional competence.
The Medical Council welcomes the introduction of statutory professional competence requirements and has prepared this booklet to provide an overview of information for doctors about professional competence.
The Medical Council piloted a multi-source feedback study of general practitioners as part of the development of professional competence schemes for doctors, which will be introduced in Part 11 of Medical Practitioners Act 2007.
The Medical Council carried out a pilot project for Performance Assessment to evaluate the procedures involved where concerns in relation to a doctor’s performance, practice or health are raised.
This study of complaints about doctors is the first of its kind ever undertaken in Ireland and gives us important information from those who have been through the existing Fitness to Practice Procedures of the Medical Council.
The aim of this project was to assess the current status of the intern year and to evaluate the experiences of the interns during their first year. This project has included both quantitative and qualitative research in gathering data.
This consensus statement outlines the schemes that the Medical Council propose to use in fulfilling its duty of ongoing maintenance of the professional standards and competence of all registered medical practitioners.