Review Board Members Required

The Medical Council is seeking medical practitioners registered in the Specialist Division of the Register to form a panel from which Review Boards will be established. The role of the Board is to review decisions of the Council’s Standards in Practice Committee to refuse registration to individual medical practitioners. The non-statutory review process is an oral hearing which allows medical practitioners who have been refused registration the opportunity to make their case for registration in person to an independent Review Board.

Review Board Members Required

We are seeking medical practitioners registered on the Specialist Division in any specialty to be part of the Review Board panel to undertake reviews of decisions to refuse registration. Decisions to refuse registration can be made on a number of grounds, on a case by case basis, depending on the type of application for registration. In order to allow a medical practitioner the opportunity to challenge and explore in depth the reasons for a decision to refuse registration, the medical practitioner may request an independent review of the decision. Typically, there are 8-10 requests for a review of a decision to refuse registration in a given year and each hearing takes between 2-5 hours, depending on the complexity of the case.

Before requesting an application pack, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • You are currently registered in the Specialist Division of the Register
  • You are currently or recently working in clinical practice
  • You are in good standing with the Medical Council (and any other professional regulator and/or professional body with which you are associated)
  • You are familiar with the principles of assessment, audit and review and have experience working with education curricula, particularly in the field of medicine
  • You are comfortable with medico-legal  matters

The Medical Council will provide successful applicants with specialised training and following completion of this process, a panel of Review Board members will be established.

An allowance for attendance is payable, subject to the one person one salary principle. (This provides that as a general rule, public servants should not receive additional remuneration for undertaking other duties in the public service). Travel and expenses will be payable to Review Board members per review undertaken.

The call for expressions of interest for members of Registration Review Boards is now closed.