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# Fitness To Practice

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# Medical Council
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
"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
"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.
# drugs and alcohol
Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help
The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.
# Medical Council
"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
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.
# Medical Council
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.
# peter van geene
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.
# peter van geene
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.
# peter van geene
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.
# patient protection
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’.
# Vicki Core
Doctor guilty of professional misconduct after death of 20-year-old
A report is being prepared for the Medical Council ahead of sanctions.
# Doctors
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.
# INspections
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.
# Misconduct
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
Five doctors under investigation for sexual impropriety
Fitness To Practice committees investigate three GPs and two non-consultant doctors over sexual complaints
# Medical Council
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.