Doctors fear reduction in council’s standards

Plans to introduce a lay majority on the Irish Medical Council will bring about a drastic reduction in the council’s practice standards, according to hundreds of doctors around the country.

3rd June, 2006

Plans to introduce a lay majority on the Irish Medical Council will bring about a drastic reduction in the council’s practice standards, according to hundreds of doctors around the country.

The Medical Council’s membership support committee claims that any attempt by the Minister for Health, Mary Harney, to ‘‘railroad the medical profession’’ into accepting a lay majority to regulate the profession was ‘‘utterly insensitive and insulting’’ to the profession....

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