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#Medical Council

# medical-council - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

A record 1,450 doctors voluntarily withdrew from the Medical Council of Ireland last year

To practice medicine in Ireland you must be registered with the council.

# medical-council - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Ciara Kelly calls for Medical Council reform after 'vexatious' complaints over HPV vaccine support

The Medical Council said that upcoming legislation will reform the complaints process.

# medical-council - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs

That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.

# medical-council - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Poor working conditions 'having a negative effect on doctors' ability to communicate with patients'

One in five complaints made to the Medical Council related to communications issues.

# medical-council - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

# medical-council - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Hospital inspections: Trainee doctors left unsupervised and male interns getting preferential treatment

The Medical Council has published its findings from inspections at nine hospitals in the south, west and north-west.

# medical-council - Monday 6 August, 2018

'Unacceptable' that some patients may have to get repeat cervical smears due to backlog

It emerged today that some women who were retested might have to go through the procedure again as their samples are out of date.

# medical-council - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Doctor not returning calls to patient waiting on test results among 356 complaints received last year

The Medical Council said nearly one in five of the complaints related to communication issues.

# medical-council - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

# medical-council - Monday 12 December, 2016

Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance

The decision led to the termination of a potentially viable embryo.

Doctor who made 'abnormal' wound on woman during caesarean found guilty of poor performance

Dr Andrea Hermann was also found guilty of professional misconduct.

# medical-council - Monday 14 November, 2016

Woman's pregnancy terminated after ectopic pregnancy was misdiagnosed, inquiry hears

Expert witness Dr Philip Owen told the inquiry the woman likely had a continuing normal pregnancy in her womb.

# medical-council - Monday 3 October, 2016

Medical doctor 'didn't know a malignant melanoma was a skin condition'

Dr Muthulingam Kasiraj faces allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance.

# medical-council - Friday 23 September, 2016

Doctor no longer fit to practice after advising bleach solution to Dublin mother as a 'cure for autism'

Doctor Finbar Magee initially defended his decision to recommend the controversial solution to his patients.

# medical-council - Monday 12 September, 2016

"I was so angry - if he had hurt my baby I wanted to kill him" - Inquiry hears doctor misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy

The woman in question, 37-year-old Laura Esmonde, was administered drugs to treat the ectopic pregnancy and subsequently miscarried her baby.

# medical-council - Monday 29 August, 2016

"I felt absolutely dreadful; I couldn't talk" - Doctor misdiagnosed serious womb infection in 45-year-old mother of twins

Dr Saleem Sharif faces allegations of poor professional performance at a fitness to practice inquiry.

# medical-council - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

# medical-council - Thursday 4 August, 2016

"A doctor who falsified his application" - inquiry hears Donegal-based doctor lied about ability to speak English

Dr Mohamed Abdelrahman has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

# medical-council - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Doctor accused of not passing on x-ray of woman who later "suffered greatly" and died

Dr Emmanuel Gbadebo Alabi, originally from Nigeria but with an address in Cork, faces two allegations.

# medical-council - Sunday 31 January, 2016

'No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors'

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

# medical-council - Monday 4 January, 2016

A doctor has been accused of mistaking an elbow for an ankle at a fitness to practice inquiry

Surgical doctor Omar Hassan, who is representing himself, faces multiple allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance at the inquiry.

# medical-council - Monday 7 December, 2015

Trainee doctors say nurses and doctors bully them as they're shown the ropes

A new report also found trainees who gained their medical qualification outside Ireland rated learning environments significantly more highly.

# medical-council - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Doctor accused of 'inappropriate' womb removals breaks down during testimony

There have been testy exchanges today at surgeon Dr Peter van Geene’s Fitness to Practice inquiry.

# medical-council - Monday 28 September, 2015

Kilkenny surgeon accused of removing women's wombs 'inappropriately' says he made the 'right decisions'

Dr Peter van Geene has been giving his side of events at a Medical Council Fitness to Practice inquiry.

# medical-council - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Patient describes being "traumatised" by her treatment at hands of hysterectomy surgeon

Dr Peter van Geene is the subject of a fitness to practise inquiry by the Medical Council concerning a number of hysterectomies he performed between 2009 and 2011.

# medical-council - Monday 13 July, 2015

Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis

Women, older doctors and doctors who qualified in Ireland are less likely to face serious disciplinary outcomes, according to a new report.

# medical-council - Monday 29 June, 2015

Doctor accused of putting cancer patients' health at risk and showing 'lack of empathy'

Dr Saqib Ahmed worked as a registrar in oncology from July to November 2012 at University Hospital Limerick.

# medical-council - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Complaints of 'failing to treat patients with dignity' against doctors have doubled

The number of complaints against qualified doctors is down in general however.

# medical-council - Monday 23 March, 2015

'Disgraceful and dishonourable' doctor found to have over-prescribed sleeping tablets to addict

A fitness to practice committee found 11 allegations against De Mohammed Khan resulted in professional misconduct.

# medical-council - Monday 23 February, 2015

Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission

Dr Declan Egan, a consultant at Galway University Hospital, said that the actions he carried out were reversible.

# medical-council - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Doctor: Gynaecology is "different" and requires more trust

The Medical Council is hearing evidence against a consultant from Galway.

# medical-council - Monday 19 January, 2015

Woman claims doctor performed procedure that left her infertile without consent

The doctor clipped her fallopian tube without consent.

# medical-council - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Children's surgeon convicted of poor professional performance

The Medical Council heard Dr Mihai Anton “had difficulty putting on gowns and gloves.”

# medical-council - Thursday 31 July, 2014

One in ten young doctors left the Irish system last year

There were also four doctors struck off.

# medical-council - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Most young doctors are female while most older doctors are male

Over one in every three doctors working here qualified outside of Ireland.

# medical-council - Thursday 30 May, 2013

35 new complaints a month against doctors to Medical Council

That’s an increase of 12 per cent between 2011 and 2012, according to the council’s annual report.

# medical-council - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Thinking of cosmetic surgery? Here’s the Medical Council’s advice

The Medical Council said it has been concerned about private clinics operating unregulated – which is set to change when a draft bill passes.

# medical-council - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Abortion report identifies 'constitutionally, legally, procedurally sound' option

The expert group report makes no recommendation but provides options for Ireland to deal with the ECHR ruling on abortion. The government will make a decision on which option to go for by the end of the year.

# medical-council - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Crumlin Hospital apologises after wrong operation performed on child

Professor Martin Corbally said he was “disappointed” that the Irish Medical Council found him guilty of poor professional practice today.

# medical-council - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Eight doctors struck off the register last year, 37 investigated

A total of 380 complaints about doctors were received by the Medical Council last year.

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