Information for Doctors
This report is based on information from approximately 2,000 complaints heard by the Medical Council between 2008 -2012.
A list of frequently asked questions clarifying the Council’s ethical guidance on doctors’ interactions with pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
These guidelines aim to inform doctors about how the Medical Council proposes to perform functions in relation to professional competence.
What healthcare organisations and employers of doctors need to know.
Information on what to expect during a performance assessment.
This document tells you what happens when you are called to give evidence at inquiries before the Fitness to Practise Committee of the Medical Council.
Being a witness at an inquiry is very important. When giving evidence to the Fitness to Practise Committee, you are helping the Committee by giving them first-hand information.
This booklet tells you about the procedure that the Medical Council will follow if a complaint is made about you. The legal basis of the complaints procedure is set out in parts 7, 8 and 9 of the Medical Practitioners Act, 2007.
is based on information from approximately 2,000 complaints heard by the Medical Council between 2008 -2012.
This guide assists doctors in maintaining the highest possible standards of professional conduct and ethics and is also important for patients so they are aware of level of professional standards they should expect from their doctor.
This document is primarily intended for registered medical practitioners, medical schools, those involved in the postgraduate training of doctors, and doctors’ employers.
Our Annual Reports outline the key activities and achievements of the Medical Council over the course of each year.
The guide assists doctors in maintaining the highest possible standards of professional conduct and ethics.
Professor Freddie Wood to medical practitioners relating to an update of Paragraph 21 in January 2014
Dr Deidre Madden, Chair of the Ethics Working Group, introduces a section by section overview of the Guide.
Dr Deidre Madden, Chair of the Ethics Working Group, speaks about Section C of the Guide.
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.