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Press Release on Feedback Sought on Recognition of Medical Specialties

Feedback Sought on Recognition of Medical Specialties

The Medical Council today (10th November 2011) launched a programme of consultation in relation to applications from two further medical disciplines for recognition as medical specialties under the Medical Practitioners Act 2007.

These applications are from 'Intensive Care Medicine' and 'Neonatology' and Council is now seeking feedback from interested parties.

The Medical Council is the statutory authority responsible for determining the medical disciplines that meet the required standards for recognition as a specialty in Ireland. Fifty-two specialties are currently recognised.

Professor Kieran Murphy, President of the Medical Council said: "It is important that all interested parties have the opportunity to inform the Council's decision-making, and all feedback relating to this recognition process will be fully considered before Council makes its final decision."

Full details of the recognition process along with the relevant application documents and feedback forms can be found at

The deadline for receipt of feedback submissions is close of business on Friday, 11th December 2011.


Editor's Notes.

Information on 'Intensive Care Medicine' and 'Neonatology' can be found in the application documents available on the Medical Council website at the link above.


For further information contact:
Lorna Farren - Medical Council, Communications Manager
Telephone: +353 1 4983173
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