Most complaints against overseas trained doctors, says Medical Council

Most adverse disciplinary findings in relation to poor professional performance and medical misconduct were against overseas-trained doctors, an analysis shows.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
17th February, 2013

The vast majority of adverse disciplinary findings in relation to poor professional performance and medical misconduct were against overseas-trained doctors, an analysis of the findings of public inquiries held in 2012 shows.

The Medical Council found 21 doctors guilty of professional misconduct or poor professional performance in 2012. Just four trained in Irish hospitals, meaning more that 75 per cent of adverse disciplinary findings were against overseas-trained doctors.

Although they make up the majority of those who were found...

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