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

Dec 3rd 2020, 8:10 AM 44,595 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Oct 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 49,152 Views 23 Comments

To practice medicine in Ireland you must be registered with the council.

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

Oct 1st 2019, 9:01 PM 43,054 Views 48 Comments

The Medical Council said that upcoming legislation will reform the complaints process.

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

Sep 19th 2019, 6:20 AM 25,886 Views 36 Comments

That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.

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

Sep 5th 2019, 6:10 AM 8,523 Views 8 Comments

One in five complaints made to the Medical Council related to communications issues.

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 3:09 PM 10,433 Views 19 Comments

That’s according to a new report by the Medical Council.

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

Aug 15th 2018, 1:58 PM 17,637 Views 22 Comments

The Medical Council has published its findings from inspections at nine hospitals in the south, west and north-west.

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

Aug 6th 2018, 6:58 PM 10,111 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.

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

Jun 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,135 Views 17 Comments

The Medical Council said nearly one in five of the complaints related to communication issues.

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:21 PM 28,395 Views 58 Comments

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance
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Doctor accused of misdiagnosing ectopic pregnancy acquitted of poor professional performance

Dec 12th 2016, 6:53 PM 13,669 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
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Doctor who made 'abnormal' wound on woman during caesarean found guilty of poor performance

Dec 12th 2016, 3:53 PM 14,910 Views 0 Comments

Dr Andrea Hermann was also found guilty of professional misconduct.

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

Nov 14th 2016, 9:12 PM 21,750 Views 0 Comments

Expert witness Dr Philip Owen told the inquiry the woman likely had a continuing normal pregnancy in her womb.

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

Oct 3rd 2016, 12:58 PM 25,666 Views 0 Comments

Dr Muthulingam Kasiraj faces allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance.

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

Sep 23rd 2016, 7:39 PM 47,294 Views 47 Comments

Doctor Finbar Magee initially defended his decision to recommend the controversial solution to his patients.

"I was so angry - if he had hurt my baby I wanted to kill him" - Inquiry hears doctor misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy
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"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 20,987 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.

"I felt absolutely dreadful; I couldn't talk" - Doctor misdiagnosed serious womb infection in 45-year-old mother of twins
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"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 40,613 Views 0 Comments

Dr Saleem Sharif faces allegations of poor professional performance at a fitness to practice inquiry.

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help
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Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

Aug 25th 2016, 12:48 PM 16,227 Views 19 Comments

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

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

Aug 4th 2016, 2:52 PM 28,088 Views 0 Comments

Dr Mohamed Abdelrahman has been found guilty of professional misconduct.

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

Jun 7th 2016, 2:54 PM 26,872 Views 0 Comments

Dr Emmanuel Gbadebo Alabi, originally from Nigeria but with an address in Cork, faces two allegations.

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

Jan 31st 2016, 8:00 AM 2,253 Views 80 Comments

Lorraine Courtney writes that naming doctors in fitness to practice inquiries should be scrapped.

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

Jan 4th 2016, 6:06 PM 34,129 Views 0 Comments

Surgical doctor Omar Hassan, who is representing himself, faces multiple allegations of professional misconduct and poor professional performance at the inquiry.

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

Dec 7th 2015, 3:05 PM 15,555 Views 15 Comments

A new report also found trainees who gained their medical qualification outside Ireland rated learning environments significantly more highly.

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

Sep 29th 2015, 2:59 PM 20,840 Views 0 Comments

There have been testy exchanges today at surgeon Dr Peter van Geene’s Fitness to Practice inquiry.

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

Sep 28th 2015, 4:30 PM 25,232 Views 0 Comments

Dr Peter van Geene has been giving his side of events at a Medical Council Fitness to Practice inquiry.

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 4:25 PM 17,780 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.

Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis
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Patients complain of rude doctors, lack of compassion and misdiagnosis

Jul 13th 2015, 1:22 PM 14,865 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.

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

Jun 29th 2015, 6:00 PM 23,547 Views 0 Comments

Dr Saqib Ahmed worked as a registrar in oncology from July to November 2012 at University Hospital Limerick.

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

Jun 4th 2015, 1:08 PM 9,243 Views 24 Comments

The number of complaints against qualified doctors is down in general however.

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

Mar 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 20,111 Views 0 Comments

A fitness to practice committee found 11 allegations against De Mohammed Khan resulted in professional misconduct.

Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission
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Doctor denies sterilising woman without her permission

Feb 23rd 2015, 4:41 PM 16,043 Views 0 Comments

Dr Declan Egan, a consultant at Galway University Hospital, said that the actions he carried out were reversible.

Doctor: Gynaecology is "different" and requires more trust
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Doctor: Gynaecology is "different" and requires more trust

Jan 20th 2015, 6:01 PM 13,516 Views 0 Comments

The Medical Council is hearing evidence against a consultant from Galway.

Woman claims doctor performed procedure that left her infertile without consent
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Woman claims doctor performed procedure that left her infertile without consent

Jan 19th 2015, 2:26 PM 12,790 Views 0 Comments

The doctor clipped her fallopian tube without consent.

Children's surgeon convicted of poor professional performance
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Children's surgeon convicted of poor professional performance

Oct 14th 2014, 8:30 PM 35,722 Views 0 Comments

The Medical Council heard Dr Mihai Anton “had difficulty putting on gowns and gloves.”

One in ten young doctors left the Irish system last year
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One in ten young doctors left the Irish system last year

Jul 31st 2014, 2:53 PM 9,342 Views 32 Comments

There were also four doctors struck off.

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

Aug 20th 2013, 6:00 PM 11,896 Views 141 Comments

Over one in every three doctors working here qualified outside of Ireland.

35 new complaints a month against doctors to Medical Council
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35 new complaints a month against doctors to Medical Council

May 30th 2013, 1:00 PM 8,379 Views 10 Comments

That’s an increase of 12 per cent between 2011 and 2012, according to the council’s annual report.

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

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 11,931 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.

Abortion report identifies 'constitutionally, legally, procedurally sound' option
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Abortion report identifies 'constitutionally, legally, procedurally sound' option

Nov 27th 2012, 4:26 PM 5,397 Views 17 Comments

The expert group report makes no recommendation but provides options for Ireland to deal with the ECHR ruling on abortion. The government will make a decision on which option to go for by the end of the year.

Crumlin Hospital apologises after wrong operation performed on child
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Crumlin Hospital apologises after wrong operation performed on child

Oct 2nd 2012, 6:37 PM 13,886 Views 22 Comments

Professor Martin Corbally said he was “disappointed” that the Irish Medical Council found him guilty of poor professional practice today.

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