Medical Council concerned that the competence of EU doctors cannot be assessed

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Medical Council concerned that the competence of EU doctors cannot be assessed Twitter Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Pinterest Facebook The President of the Medical Council says it’s a matter of concern that the competence of doctors coming from the EU to work in Ireland is not assessed.Under EU freedom of movement legislation, the Medical Council here is NOT allowed to assess the competence of doctors coming from within the EU.It comes after a Fitness to Practise enquiry was told yesterday that a doctor from Romania could not take a patient’s pulse at Letterkenny General Hospital last year.The doctor is no longer working at the hospital, and the Fitness to Practise committee is to send a report to the Medical council.It’s President Professor Keiran Murphy says he cannot comment on the case – but he did express concerns over current legislation………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/mediclpm.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleMan stabbed in the face in Derry sectarian attackNext articleFF Justice Spokesperson calls for external garda enquiry into Gweedore abuse News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Newsx Adverts Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – July 20, 2011 Google+ WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img

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