In this issue
President's Introduction
Message from the CEO
The Importance of the Annual Declaration
Medical Council Conference
Details of Schemes to Maintain Professional Competence Announced
Guidelines for medical schools
Professional Standards Vignette
Council Member Profile: Mrs Margaret Murphy
Introducing Mr Philip Brady, Head of Registration
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Kieran Murphy
President's Introduction

Professor Kieran Murphy introduces the Spring edition of the e-newsletter which includes articles on professional competence and the recently published Ethical Guide for Medical Students.


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Message from the CEO

In this edition of the e-newsletter, Ms Caroline Spillane CEO, outlines this years annual retention process incorporating the annual declaration, and explains plans for developing a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) with other regulatory bodies.


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The Importance of the Annual Declaration

All medical practitioners are required to complete and annual declaration as part of the payment of the annual retention fee.


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Medical Council Conference
3 days to go!

The Medical Council 2011 conference entitled ‘Maintaining Competence, Maintaining Trust’ will be held at the Croke Park conference centre this Friday 8th April.


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Details of Schemes to Maintain Professional Competence Announced

The Medical Council held a formal ceremony on Wednesday, 30th March to announce details of the 13 postgraduate training bodies which have been accredited to operate professional competence schemes for doctors. 


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Guidelines for medical schools
on ethical standards and behaviour appropriate for medical students

The Medical Council has recently published an Ethical Guide for undergraduate students entitled 'Guidelines for Medical Schools on Ethical Standards and Behaviour Appropriate for Medical Students'


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Professional Standards Vignette
NCHD Misrepresenting Training and Experience

This vignette illustrates the complaints consideration and inquiry process into a Non Consultant Hospital Doctor who made false claims in a a job application about their training and experience.


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Margaret Murphy
Council Member Profile: Mrs Margaret Murphy

Mrs Margaret Murphy is actively involved as a patient safety advocate.  Margaret, a non-medical member, was nominated to the Medical Council by the Minister for Health and Children.


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Philip Brady
Introducing Mr Philip Brady, Head of Registration

From mid-January 2011, Mr Philip Brady took on a two year assignment as the Head of Registration replacing Úna O’Rourke, who is taking a leave of absence to work in Bahrain. 


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