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# Medical Council

This year
Irish GPs have come under pressure to prescribe hormones, gender service consultant claims
A landmark report in the UK raised concerns over private gender care, which Paul Moran said is also an issue here.
People in need of gender care are turning to private providers due to long waiting lists.
The National Gender Service has advised GPs not to enter shared care arrangements with private clinics.
Dr Paul Moran called on pharmacists to stop dispensing foreign gender healthcare hormone prescriptions.
Last year
A quarter of people haven't visited their GP in the last year
All time
Cork GP advertised herself as gynaecologist without any authorisation, inquiry hears
Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland
Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct
A record 1,450 doctors voluntarily withdrew from the Medical Council of Ireland last year
Ciara Kelly calls for Medical Council reform after 'vexatious' complaints over HPV vaccine support
Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs
Poor working conditions 'having a negative effect on doctors' ability to communicate with patients'
Over 40% of trainee and intern doctors say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace
Hospital inspections: Trainee doctors left unsupervised and male interns getting preferential treatment
'Unacceptable' that some patients may have to get repeat cervical smears due to backlog
Doctor not returning calls to patient waiting on test results among 356 complaints received last year
As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff
Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance
Doctor who made 'abnormal' wound on woman during caesarean found guilty of poor performance
Woman's pregnancy terminated after ectopic pregnancy was misdiagnosed, inquiry hears
Medical doctor 'didn't know a malignant melanoma was a skin condition'
Doctor no longer fit to practice after advising bleach solution to Dublin mother as a 'cure for autism'
"I was so angry - if he had hurt my baby I wanted to kill him" - Inquiry hears doctor misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy
"I felt absolutely dreadful; I couldn't talk" - Doctor misdiagnosed serious womb infection in 45-year-old mother of twins
Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help
"A doctor who falsified his application" - inquiry hears Donegal-based doctor lied about ability to speak English
Doctor accused of not passing on x-ray of woman who later "suffered greatly" and died
'No profession has a public trial for making a mistake at work, other than doctors'
Lorraine Courtney
A doctor has been accused of mistaking an elbow for an ankle at a fitness to practice inquiry
Trainee doctors say nurses and doctors bully them as they're shown the ropes
Doctor accused of 'inappropriate' womb removals breaks down during testimony
Kilkenny surgeon accused of removing women's wombs 'inappropriately' says he made the 'right decisions'
Patient describes being "traumatised" by her treatment at hands of hysterectomy surgeon
Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis
Doctor accused of putting cancer patients' health at risk and showing 'lack of empathy'
Complaints of 'failing to treat patients with dignity' against doctors have doubled
'Disgraceful and dishonourable' doctor found to have over-prescribed sleeping tablets to addict
Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission
Doctor: Gynaecology is "different" and requires more trust
Woman claims doctor performed procedure that left her infertile without consent
Children's surgeon convicted of poor professional performance
One in ten young doctors left the Irish system last year
Most young doctors are female while most older doctors are male