Maintenance of Professional Conduct Progress Report 2011 – 2018
This report by the Medical Council of Ireland provides an overview of outcomes achieved and the opportunities available to ensure Maintenance of Professional Competence remains relevant, all the while ensuring that the systems to monitor and support doctors remain efficient and effective. Through the regulation of doctors, the Medical Council enhances patient safety in Ireland. In operation since 1979, the Medical Council is an independent statutory organisation, charged with fostering and ensuring good medical practice. It ensures high standards of education, training and practice among doctors, and acts in the public interest at all times. The Medical Council’s role focuses on four areas:
- Maintaining the register of doctors;
- Setting standards for doctors’ practice;
- Responding to concerns about doctors;
- Safeguarding education quality for doctors.