The Medical Council has announced that it is developing its five-year strategic plan, to cover the period 2024 – 2028 and to inform its development, a public consultation has been launched for a three-week period from August 15 until September 5, 2023.
The Medical Council is inviting members of the public, including patients, the medical profession, media, and other stakeholders, to give their views by participating in the survey.
This public consultation is available in an online survey questionnaire format. It will enable the Medical Council to obtain a broad range of feedback from individuals and organisations and inform its draft strategic plan.
The Medical Council has been following its current Statement of Strategy since 2019. This new strategic plan is the fourth strategic plan since the introduction of the 2007 Medical Practitioners Act and will be a progression of the previous 2019 – 2023 strategy.
The Medical Council public consultation survey questionnaire is available here.
The Medical Council regulates medical doctors in the Republic of Ireland. The Council’s purpose is to protect the public by promoting and better ensuring high standards of professional conduct and professional education, training and competence among doctors.
The Council has a membership of 25 including both elected and appointed members.
The Medical Council’s Statement of Strategy, outlines how the Council is going to achieve a number of very specific objectives in the period.
There are over 21,000 doctors registered with the Medical Council. The Medical Council is funded by the annual payments of registered doctors – the Council receives no State funds.
Source: Irish Medical Times