In this issue
President's Introduction
Message from the CEO
Medical Council Trains Assessors for New Performance Procedures
Healthcomplaints Initiative
Introducing the work of the Education & Training Section
The Medical Council's Inspector of Anatomy
Vignettes
Vignette - Inappropriate examination and conduct by a NCHD
Reporting on the Work of the Medical Council - 2010 Highlights
Council Member Profile - Dr Daniel O'Hare
Reminder - Updating your contact details is easy
Ethics Audio Seminar - submit your thoughts and questions
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Kieran Murphy
President's Introduction

Professor Kieran Murphy introduces the Autumn edition of the Medical Council E-newsletter which includes articles on Performance Assessment Procedures and the Education & Training Section.


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Message from the CEO

In this edition of the E-newsletter, the CEO outlines the registration process for doctors to the new Supervised Division in addition to the obligations for employers of doctors holding these supervised posts. Also outlined is the recent publication of our annual statistical report and the Memorandum of Understanding which the Medical Council has recently signed with the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland.


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Medical Council Trains Assessors for New Performance Procedures

Following commencement of Part 11 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 – Maintenance of Professional Competence, the Medical Council is now finalising arrangements for the establishment of procedures to manage concerns regarding doctors’ performance. In September, the Medical Council trained assessors for new performance procedures, which will become operational at the end of 2011.


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Launch of HealthComplaints
Healthcomplaints Initiative

The Medical Council have been involved in a new public service initiative, 'Healthcomplaints' to help members of the public understand where and how to complain about health and social care services.


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Education & Training Section
Introducing the work of the Education & Training Section

One of the Medical Council’s primary responsibilities is the quality assurance of medical education and training in Ireland.    Education and training lays the foundation for a medical career, and further postgraduate training deepens and maintains the doctor’s competency.  Good education and training of doctors has a central part to play in patient safety and the quality of patient care.


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The Medical Council's Inspector of Anatomy

Professor D. Ceri Davies has been appointed as the Medical Council’s Inspector of Anatomy and will advise and assist the Medical Council in the performance of the statutory obligations under the Anatomy Act  1832.


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Vignettes
Read insights into the complaints process to assist with learning outcomes

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Vignette - Inappropriate examination and conduct by a NCHD

This inquiry concerns a complaint received from the General Manager of a hospital concerning the treatment afforded by an NCHD to a female patient.


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Reporting on the Work of the Medical Council - 2010 Highlights

The Medical Council’s 2010 Annual Report was launched in July and is the first Medical Council report that comprehensively reports on the achievements of our strategic objectives and contains a full financial picture for the organisation. 


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Danny O'Hare
Council Member Profile - Dr Daniel O'Hare

Dr O'Hare is Chairman of the Fitness to Practise Committee which conducts inquiries into complaints referred by the Preliminary Proceedings Committee against registered medical practitioners.


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Reminder - Updating your contact details is easy

The Medical Council routinely issues important notices to registered doctors via email.  It is therefore vital that you provide us with the correct email and postal addresses so that we can contact you with notifications on areas of importance.


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Ethics Audio Seminar - submit your thoughts and questions

We are currently developing an education seminar for this year on the subject of 'Medical Records and Confidentiality'. 


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