Bill Prasifka

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Bill Prasifka,  Dr Rita Doyle  and Paul Harkin are pictured at the launch of the Medical Council’s five-year strategy. Photograph: Maxwell’s

The length of time patients are spending on waiting lists is “morally wrong” and “not ethical”, the president of the Medical Council has said. Dr Rit(...)

Medical Council chief executive Bill Prasifka said most complaints against doctors related to “communication issues”.

There was an 11 per cent increase in the number of complaints against doctors last year, according to the regulator’s annual report. The Medical Coun(...)

More than 40 per cent of trainee medics report being bullied or harrassed in the workplace, with more than one third working 60 hours or more a week

There is an unaddressed bullying problem within the Irish health service with trainee doctors bearing the brunt of a failure to address the issue, the(...)

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(...)

The new Lidl store to reopen in Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, Dublin. The German discounter has complained about rivals in the grocery sector routinely objecting to planning permissions that it seeks for new stores or extensions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As the German discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl have found in the morass that is the Irish planning system, das Leben ist kein Ponyhof. Life is no p(...)

Dr Mary Favier said doctors were ‘only starting’ to have conversations about abortion because, until the referendum, the ban on abortion had a ‘serious chilling effect’ in medicine. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

The Medical Council is to review the guidelines on conscientious objection in its professional code of conduct ahead of the introduction of legal abor(...)

At least 65 non-specialist doctors have been appointed  consultants  in recent years. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Medical Council has expressed concern about the number of doctors working as specialists even though they are not on its specialist register. How(...)

There was a 12-fold increase in the number of complaints made against overseas doctors last year, according to the Medical Council.

There was a 12-fold increase in the number of complaints made against overseas doctors last year, according to the Medical Council’s annual report. A(...)

Dr Emily Winifred Dickinson,  from Co Tyrone: in 1896 she was  the first woman to be awarded a Fellowship of any of the Colleges of Surgeons in Britain or Ireland

Dr Emily Winifred Dickinson, a young woman from Co Tyrone, was one of the first women to study medicine in Ireland. In 1896 she was awarded a Fellowsh(...)

In its annual report for 2015, the Medical Council revealed it received 369 complaints,  compared to 308 the previous year.

The number of complaints made about doctors to the medical regulator last year rose by 20 per cent, with complaints about poor communication up by som(...)

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