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#Medical Council

# medical-council - Tuesday 22 February, 2022

Cork GP advertised herself as gynaecologist without any authorisation, inquiry hears
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Cork GP advertised herself as gynaecologist without any authorisation, inquiry hears

Feb 22nd 2022, 6:20 PM 57,150 Views 0 Comments

The hearing was adjourned and resumes tomorroow.

# medical-council - Friday 21 January, 2022

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland
# UK
# UK

Brexit 'anomaly' is stopping medical students in Northern Ireland from doing internships in Ireland

Jan 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 22,492 Views 15 Comments
  • Students who are studying medicine in Northern Ireland or Great Britain cannot apply for internships with the HSE this year due to Brexit.
  • The Department of Health said it is working on changes to the Medical Practitioners Act, and hope it will come into effect later this year.

# medical-council - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor who falsified records to blame midwife for stillbirth charged with professional misconduct

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:10 AM 45,086 Views 0 Comments

The doctor is suspended from practising in the Republic of Ireland.

# medical-council - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 49,291 Views 23 Comments

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
# Complaints
# Complaints

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

Oct 1st 2019, 9:01 PM 43,167 Views 48 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Sep 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 26,851 Views 36 Comments

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'
# Doctors
# Doctors

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

Sep 5th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,569 Views 8 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:09 PM 10,570 Views 21 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Aug 15th 2018, 1:58 PM 17,664 Views 22 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Aug 6th 2018, 6:58 PM 10,121 Views 18 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Jun 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,344 Views 17 Comments

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
# Brain Drain
# Brain Drain

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:21 PM 28,701 Views 58 Comments

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
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance

Dec 12th 2016, 6:53 PM 13,719 Views 8 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Dec 12th 2016, 3:53 PM 15,033 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tipperary
# Tipperary

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

Nov 14th 2016, 9:12 PM 21,787 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Oct 3rd 2016, 12:58 PM 26,044 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Prime Time
# Prime Time

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

Sep 23rd 2016, 7:39 PM 47,501 Views 47 Comments

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
# Fitness To Practice
# Fitness To Practice

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

Sep 12th 2016, 6:36 PM 21,031 Views 0 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Aug 29th 2016, 3:55 PM 40,677 Views 0 Comments

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
# Drugs And Alcohol
# Drugs And Alcohol

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

Aug 25th 2016, 12:48 PM 16,312 Views 19 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Aug 4th 2016, 2:52 PM 28,320 Views 0 Comments

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
# Mayo General Hospital
# Mayo General Hospital

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

Jun 7th 2016, 2:54 PM 26,934 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jan 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 2,280 Views 80 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Jan 4th 2016, 6:06 PM 34,214 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tough Environment
# Tough Environment

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

Dec 7th 2015, 3:05 PM 15,624 Views 15 Comments

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
# Peter Van Geene
# Peter Van Geene

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

Sep 29th 2015, 2:59 PM 20,998 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Peter Van Geene
# Peter Van Geene

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

Sep 28th 2015, 4:30 PM 25,306 Views 0 Comments

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
# Peter Van Geene
# Peter Van Geene

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 4:25 PM 17,865 Views 0 Comments

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
# Complaints
# Complaints

Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis

Jul 13th 2015, 1:22 PM 15,364 Views 52 Comments

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'
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

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

Jun 29th 2015, 6:00 PM 23,628 Views 0 Comments

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
# Bad Medicine
# Bad Medicine

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

Jun 4th 2015, 1:08 PM 9,304 Views 24 Comments

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
# Prescription
# Prescription

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

Mar 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 20,324 Views 0 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission

Feb 23rd 2015, 4:41 PM 16,069 Views 0 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Doctor: Gynaecology is "different" and requires more trust

Jan 20th 2015, 6:01 PM 13,532 Views 0 Comments

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
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Woman claims doctor performed procedure that left her infertile without consent

Jan 19th 2015, 2:26 PM 12,803 Views 0 Comments

The doctor clipped her fallopian tube without consent.

# medical-council - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Children's surgeon convicted of poor professional performance
# Medical Council
# Medical Council

Children's surgeon convicted of poor professional performance

Oct 14th 2014, 8:30 PM 35,770 Views 0 Comments

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
# Getting Out
# Getting Out

One in ten young doctors left the Irish system last year

Jul 31st 2014, 2:53 PM 9,353 Views 32 Comments

There were also four doctors struck off.

# medical-council - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Most young doctors are female while most older doctors are male
# Medicine
# Medicine

Most young doctors are female while most older doctors are male

Aug 20th 2013, 6:00 PM 12,073 Views 141 Comments

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
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

35 new complaints a month against doctors to Medical Council

May 30th 2013, 1:00 PM 8,395 Views 10 Comments

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
# Coosmetic Surgery
# Coosmetic Surgery

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

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 12,017 Views 12 Comments

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

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