According to Irish Medical News:
- The long-awaited Medical Practitioners Heads of Bill has been lashed in the media for caving into the medical profession on retaining self-regulation and for, it seems, maintaining private misconduct hearings.
Compared to Micheál Martin‘s proposals published two years ago, Tánaiste and Health Minister Mary Harney‘s proposals do not seem as radical but do increase the accountability of the profession.
Here's the CME part:
- Minister Harney has said that she envisages doctors having to undergo a reaccreditation process through training bodies every five years, although this is not included in the published Heads of Bill.
It does, however, state that the Council may recognise medical education and training bodies and work with them and with the HSE on assisting the Council to ensure ongoing standards and competence.