All Practising Doctors Must be Registered
A doctor wishing to practise medicine in the Republic of Ireland must register with the Medical Council. It is an offence to practise within the State while unregistered, with the exception of administering first aid or visiting European Economic Area (EEA) registered doctors attending in an emergency.
Every doctor is responsible for ensuring that their registration is current and appropriate for their individual circumstances within one of these categories:
Requesting a Certificate of Good Standing / Current Professional Status
Review Board Members Required
The Medical Council is seeking medical practitioners registered in the Specialist Division to form a panel from which Review Boards will be established 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 at the Medical Council’s premises which allows medical practitioners who wish to seek a review of a decision to refuse registration the opportunity to make their case in person to an independent Review Board. The Board will then make recommendations to the Medical Council arising from the review hearing. Typically, 8-10 review hearings take place each year.
Watch a short video on how to apply for a Duplicate Certificate
Moving to Ireland
The Medical Council does not provide information about jobs and working in Ireland but many other sites do.
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Employers require registered doctors to hold professional indemnity insurance. All doctors must ensure they have adequate professional indemnity cover prior to engaging in the practice of medicine within the State. The Medical Council does not advise doctors on how/where to obtain professional indemnity insurance cover.