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Dr Michael Burnell  declined to co-operate with the professional competence scheme of the Medical Council.

A Medical Council disciplinary hearing has found a Dublin GP failed to co-operate with an investigation of his professional competence. Dr Michael Bu(...)

The president of the High Court said while he understood there had been resource issues, the Medical Council’s decision to discontinue the previous practice and replace it with an “honour system” was in the court’s view the “wrong decision.”

The President of the High Court has welcomed the Medical Council’s decision to put a system in place to check the disciplinary records of doctors see(...)

 A fitness to practice committee in the UK had noted the doctor  had said he was “not racist” but believed, inter alia, that Indian doctors “will be the downfall of the NHS” and Indians “should clean toilets, not practise medicine”.

The president of the High Court has suspended a doctor from the medical register, saying he was registered after making dishonest representations and (...)

Doctors who left the register  pointed to a lack of employer support, workplace understaffing and the hours expected to work in the context of the European Working Time Directive. Photograph: Getty Images

The healthcare system has an over-reliance on doctors who are trained overseas and is facing challenges in recruiting and retaining Irish personnel, t(...)

Dr Salaheldin Ahmed. Delivering the Medical Council committee’s decision, chairman Joe O’Donovan encouraged Dr Ahmed to ‘remediate’ his suboptimal practice. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A locum GP has been found not guilty of poor professional performance over his treatment of an elderly patient at an out-of-hours consultation. The f(...)

The doctor did not appeal the Medical Council’s recommendation, which was also in line with a Fitness to Practise Committee report, that he be struck off. Photograph: David Sleator

A psychiatrist who engaged in a sexual relationship with a female patient has been struck off the medical register by the president of the High Court.(...)

In his latest progress report on the CervicalCheck controversy, Dr Gabriel Scally notes the current open disclosure policy, which he has described as deeply contradictory and unsatisfactory because it does not compel clinicians to disclose failings in the care of patients, has yet to be updated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Open disclosure is a stated policy of our health service. There is also a commitment to a duty of candour for health professionals and healthcare orga(...)

Dr Salaheldin Ahmed. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

An incident with a racist patient helped a locum GP recall the details of a subsequent house visit that is the subject of a disciplinary inquiry, he h(...)

An audit of smear tests showed health service professionals that Vicky Phelan had wrongly received the all-clear from cervical cancer, but she was not told about it. Her High Court case in 2018 brought attention the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan

The controversy over the CervicalCheck screening programme has convulsed the health service over the past year, but it might never have come to light (...)

The Portlaoise Review Group found six members of staff had a case to answer in relation to the deaths at Portlaoise, according to informed sources. Photograph: Google Street View

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is refusing to disclose the outcome of a process set up to determine whether any of its staff had a case to answer (...)

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