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#Fitness To Practice

# fitness-to-practice - 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.

# fitness-to-practice - 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.

# fitness-to-practice - 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.

# fitness-to-practice - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

# fitness-to-practice - 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.

# fitness-to-practice - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Doctor who confused ankle and elbow: 'I passed Medical Council exam with high marks'

Dr Omar Hassan was found guilty at a Medical Council fitness to practice inquiry yesterday.

# fitness-to-practice - 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.

# fitness-to-practice - 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.

# fitness-to-practice - 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.

# fitness-to-practice - 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.

# fitness-to-practice - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Health and social workers may now face inquiries on if they're fit to practice

The Fitness to Practice complaints process has been described as ‘a significant step for patient protection’.

# fitness-to-practice - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Doctor guilty of professional misconduct after death of 20-year-old

A report is being prepared for the Medical Council ahead of sanctions.

# fitness-to-practice - 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.

# fitness-to-practice - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Doctors will be subject to random inspections under new rules

Medical Council inspectors will visit doctors wherever they need assurances about the standard of care offered to patients.

# fitness-to-practice - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Three struck off over nurse's 'inappropriate conduct' at nursing home

A male nurse had ‘inappropriate physical contact’ with a patient while lying in her bed; two others failed to intervene.

# fitness-to-practice - Thursday 10 March, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Ministerial pay cut; 21-year-old questioned about Mayo killing and the identities of the world’s richest people are revealed.

# fitness-to-practice - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Five doctors under investigation for sexual impropriety

Fitness To Practice committees investigate three GPs and two non-consultant doctors over sexual complaints

# fitness-to-practice - Monday 18 October, 2010

Heart attack misdiagnosis doctor guilty of poor performance

Eugene Erasmus said a chest pain was caused by residue from a chest infection. It was a heart attack.