Protection of the public is at the core of the Medical Council’s role. As Council President, I am delighted to present our strategy, which aims to enhance patient safety in Ireland over the next five years. This is only the second formal statement of strategy by the Medical Council. The first one, produced in 2010, served the Council, the public, patients and the medical profession well, underpinning the implementation of the Medical Practitioners Act. This five-year strategy aims to build on the achievements of the first strategy, guided by a new vision, mission and values to reflect the Council’s role in the current times. This simple and straightforward document maps out the six key priorities for the next five years and sets down the vision, the mission and the values that will underpin the Council’s work.
Professor Freddie Wood