Doctor found guilty of poor professional performance following an inquiry by the Medical Council’s Fitness to Practice committee.
Chairman of the Irish Patients Association Mr. Stephen McMahon said this evening that “supply of medical manpower especially non consultant doctors is critical to continue running our hospital system Many of these doctors come from outside the E.U. with different education and training standards that are comparable.
However in light of today’s medical council fitness to practice committees findings the certification process failed in this instance. In the Interests of patient and pubic safety he called on the Medical Council of Ireland to conduct a full investigation into how this doctor was appointed as a Senior House Officer at Letterkenny General last year?
How was this doctor certified as having met the appropriate educational and training standards to be on the medical register for the level of employment. Are there opportunities to strengthen the recruitment and appointment processes?”
In parallel to this, the IPA will seek assurances from the Health Service Executive that it has conducted a step back review of all the patients that this Doctor reportedly from Romania took care of, possibly for a few weeks before a medical supervisor raised concerns about the doctors competitencies.