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Addressing the Challenge of Compliance in the Maintenance of Professional Competence Symposium

The Medical Council, together with the Forum of Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies, hosted a one-day Symposium, “Addressing the Challenge of Compliance in the Maintenance of Professional Competence (MPC)”.

The implementation of professional competence schemes has been successful thus far and doctors’ engagement with MPC requirements has been positive. However since the Professional Competence Scheme model was developed in 2011, it was acknowledged that the model was dynamic and would evolve over time. Therefore the purpose of the Symposium was to facilitate discussion on how the Professional Competence Scheme model would be advanced in line with national and international best practice.

The Symposium was well attended with participants from Postgraduate Training Bodies, the Health Service Executive, indemnifiers and the Medical Council. During the discussions, a number of key opportunities were broadly defined on how to facilitate and manage the maintenance of professional competence, particularly for those that remain non-compliant. Participants agreed that coordination between the Medical Council, employers and Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies was essential for the effective management of maintenance of professional competence.

Jantze Cotter speaking at Symposium