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Application form for membership of the Performance Assessment Model Refinement Working Group

In 2012, the Medical Council established procedures to work with doctors who are the subject of concerns regarding performance. These procedures include an assessment of performance to understand the cause of concern and to provide a basis to address these concerns that seeks to protect the public and support doctors in the pursuit of good professional practice.


As five years have passed since the establishment of these procedures, the Medical Council is looking to establish a time limited expert working group for the purposes of reviewing and refining the Performance Assessment model. The working group will be representative of those experienced in performance assessment in Ireland and abroad and will include medical and health management experts. For further information on the working group, please refer to the Terms of Reference.


Currently the Medical Council is seeking applications from qualified individuals to join the working group and support the objectives of its work.


If you are interested in becoming a member of our Performance Assessment Model Refinement Working Group (PAMRWG), please download the form below, complete and return it to:pcassessment@mcirl.ie

Serving members of a Medical Council Committee or Working Group who would be interested in joining the PAMRWG do not need to complete the application form, but should make a formal expression of interest by emailing :pcassessment@mcirl.ie

Successful applicants will be appointed to the PAMRWG under the auspices of the Registration and Continuing Practice Committee. Before completing the application form, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • You have significant experience in your field (medical and health management)
  • You are familiar with the principles of assessment
  • You have experience in actively contributing to the development of projects
  • You can commit to attending and contributing to approximately six meetings over the coming year

Please note: the deadline for the receipt of applications is the 20th March 2017.


Please feel free to contact the Professional Competence Section with any queries prior to submitting the form.