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Medical Council Elections Underway

21 Doctors contest elections to fill six vacancies

Tuesday, 6th March 2018: In accordance with the provisions of section 17(1) and (8) of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007, an election is underway for six medical elected representatives to sit on the Medical Council.

The nomination process has closed and voting for the nominees to the Medical Council has opened. All registered doctors are now invited to vote via their account portal on www.medicalcouncil.ie. The poll will close at 12 noon on 21st March, 2018.

Voting is open for the following candidates in the following categories:

  • One registered medical practitioner, not falling within any of the other categories
    • Dr Roy Mark Browne (012635)
    • Dr Malachy Gerard Coleman (003464)
    • Dr Eleanor Mary Corcoran (003617)
    • Dr Marcus de Brun (128888)
    • Dr Cormac Duff (417089)
    • Dr Sumi Dunne (023439)
    • Dr Shane O’Hanlon (188795)
    • Dr Sohail Rasool (016781)
    • Dr Dawar Mahmood Siddiqi (018116)
  • One medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to obstetrics and gynaecology
    • Dr Mary Catherine Doyle (004345)
    • Dr Aoife Mullally (023115)

  • One medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to anaesthesia
    • Dr Suzanne Crowe (019051)
    • Dr Eleanor O’Leary (000778)
    • Professor Ellen Patricia O’Sullivan (017468)
  • One medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to public health medicine
    • Dr Anthony Breslin (011124)
    • Dr Paul Quigley (002191)
  • One registered medical practitioner, not being a consultant, practising medicine in a hospital 
    • Dr Tashfeen Siddiq Ali (402150)
    • Dr Eamon Francis (371688)
    • Dr Michael Ita (407576)
    • Dr Erica Maguire (411015)

Dr Thomas Crotty, (009645) being a medical practitioner registered or able to be registered in the Specialist Division in relation to pathology or radiology, having been the only candidate nominated in this category, the returning officer has deemed Dr Crotty elected to the Medical Council, subject to appointment by the Minister for Health.

Further information on candidates is available on the Medical Council website: www.medicalcouncil.ie/About-Us/Elections/Election-Candidates/

The Medical Council, which is the regulatory body for doctors, has a statutory role in protecting the public by promoting the highest professional standards amongst doctors practicing in the Republic of Ireland. The Council has a majority of non-medical members. The 25 member Council consists of 13 non-medical members and 12 medical members.

Six members of the Council are elected by registered medical practitioners, six are appointed by the Minister for Health, one being nominated by the Minister for Education and the remaining 13 are appointed by a number of nominating bodies.

The objective of the Medical Council is to protect the public by promoting and better ensuring high standards of professional conduct and professional education, training and competence among registered medical practitioners.

ENDS