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Professional Competence Schemes

College of Anaesthetists of Ireland

Contact
Web:
www.anaesthesia.ie
Email: pcs@coa.ie
Tel: (01) 661 4412

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in the speciality of anaesthesia.
General division The body will review the doctor's postgraduate qualifications and/or experience and/or current practice in anaesthesia.
Other doctors A doctor with a practice with a particular interest in pain or intensive care medicine not registered in the speciality of anaesthesia may contact the body which will review his or her postgraduate qualifications and/or experience and/or current practice as advised by the Faculty of Pain Medicine and Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland.

College of Psychiatrists of Ireland

Contact
Web:
www.irishpsychiatry.ie
Email: pcs@irishpsychiatry.ie
Tel: (01) 661 8450

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in one of the four psychiatric specialities: General Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Intellectual Disability, Psychiatry of Old Age.
General division The doctor holds the MRCPsych (Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists), DPM (Diploma in Psychological Medicine) or DCP (Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry) but is not eligible for registration on the specialist register of the Medical Council. The doctor practises in psychiatry but has not attained the above qualifications and spends more than 50% of his or her clinical sessions in psychiatry.

Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI)

Contact
Web
: www.rcpi.ie
Email: professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie
Tel: (01) 863 9739

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in the speciality of Occupational Medicine.
General division

The doctor holds one of the following:

  • Licentiate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RCPI (LFOM, RCPI)
  • Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RCPI (MFOM, RCPI)
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RCPI (FFOM, RCPI)
  • Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, UK (MFOM, RCP UK)
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, UK (FFOM, RCP UK)

Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI

Contact
Web
: www.rcpi.ie
Email:professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie
Tel: (01) 863 9739

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in the speciality of Paediatrics and/or Paediatric Cardiology.
General division

The doctor holds one of the following:

  • Membership of the Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI (MFPaed, RCPI)
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Paediatrics, RCPI (FFPaed, RCPI)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians, UK (MRCP UK)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health UK (MRCPCH UK)
  • Diploma in Child Health, RCPI/RCSI (DCH)

Faculty of Pathology, RCPI

Contact
Web
: www.rcpi.ie
Email: professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie
Tel: (01) 863 9739

Schemes
Specialist division

The doctor is registered in the speciality of pathology or related sub-specialities as follows

  • Chemical Pathology
  • Haematology
  • Histopathology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Neuropathology

Faculty of Public Health Medicine, RCPI

Contact
Web
: www.rcpi.ie
Email:professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie
Tel: (01) 863 9739

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in the speciality of Public Health Medicine
General division

The doctor holds one of the following

  • Membership of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Ireland (MFPHMI, RCPI)
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Ireland (FFPHMI, RCPI)
  • Membership of the Faculty of Public Health, UK (MFPH, RCP UK)
  • Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health, UK (FFPH, RCP UK)
  • MPH (or equivalent) and at least 50% of practice in Public Health Medicine

Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI

Contact
Web:
www.radiology.ie
Email: radiology@rcsi.ie
Tel: (01) 402 2139

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in the speciality of Radiology and/or Radiation Oncology
General division The body will review the doctor’s postgraduate qualifications and/or experience and/or current practice in radiology and/or radiation oncology

Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (joint collaboration between RCPI and RCSI)

Contact
Web:
www.rcsi.ie
Email: sportsfac@rcsi.ie
Tel: (01) 402 2780

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in the speciality of Sports and Exercise Medicine.
General division The doctor practises in sports and exercise medicine and spends more than 50% of his or her clinical sessions in sports and exercise medicine and holds a postgraduate diploma or higher qualification in sports and exercise medicine.

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, RCPI

Contact
Web:
www.rcpi.ie
Email: professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie
Tel: (01) 863 9739

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in the speciality of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
General division

The doctor holds one of the following:

  • Membership of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, RCPI (MIOG, RCPI)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MRCPI O&G)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists UK (MRCOG).

Irish College of General Practitioners

Contact
Web:
www.icgp.ie
Email: professionalcompetence@icgp.ie
Tel: (01) 676 3705

Schemes
Specialist division General Practitioners on the Specialist Division of the register of medical specialists
General division The medical practitioner for whom at least 50% of their clinical practice is in general practice and primary care.
Doctors holding MICGP

Irish College of Ophthalmologists

Contact details
Web:
www.eyedoctors.ie
Email: ico@rcsi.ie
Tel: (01) 402 2777

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in the speciality of Ophthalmic Surgery or Ophthalmology.
General division The body will review the doctor’s postgraduate qualifications and/or experience and/or current practice in ophthalmology.

Irish Committee on Higher Medical Training, RCPI

Contact
Web
: www.rcpi.ie
Email: professionalcompetence@rcpi.ie
Tel: (01) 863 9739

Schemes
Specialist division

The doctor is registered in one or more of the following specialities:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gastroenterology
  • General (Internal) Medicine
  • Genito-Urinary Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Rheumatology
General division The doctor is registered in the general division of the Medical Council register

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)

Contact
Web:
www.rcsi.ie
Email: pcs@rcsi.ie
Tel: (01) 402 2743

Schemes
Specialist division The doctor is registered in one or more relevant specialities.
General division

The doctor

  • holds the MRCSI, AFRCSI, FRCSI or equivalent qualifications from other colleges or is at an earlier stage of training and has not yet completed these examinations, and
  • is currently working wholly or primarily in surgical posts or substantive surgical practice at NCHD level or
  • holds a temporary, locum or permanent consultant post but has not applied for or been accepted into the specialist division of the register or
  • is working in a research or other non-clinical area broadly linked to surgical practice having previously worked in a surgical post

A doctor whose practice is not covered by the above description, but who views the RCSI as the most appropriate body to align with, should make an application for further consideration.

Additional Information: Arrangement Document.pdf