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Medical Council Publications

Publications Archive

Latest Publications

Guidance for Patients

Listening to Complaints; Learning for Good Professional Practice.pdf

This report is based on information from approximately 2,000 complaints heard by the Medical Council between 2008 -2012.

What to do if called to give evidence: An information guide for witnesses.pdf

This document tells you what happens when you are called to give evidence at inquiries before the Fitness to Practise Committee of the Medical Council.

Making a complaint about a doctor: A guide for patients.pdf

This booklet tells you what to do if you want to make a complaint about a doctor. If you are not satisfied with your doctor, or if you have concerns about the behaviour, conduct, practice or health of a doctor, you can contact the Medical Council.

An Introduction to Medical Council's Fitness to Practise Inquiries - A leaflet for the public.pdf

This leaflet provides information on the Medical Council Fitness to Practise Inquiry process including who attends and what to expect.

Maintence of Professional Competence, Information for Patients.pdf

Answers to your questions on Professional Competence.

Medical Council's performance procedures and activities.pdf

An information leaflet for patients on the Councils performance procedures for Doctors

An Introduction to the Guide for Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners.pdf

This guide assists doctors in maintaining the highest possible standards of professional conduct and ethics and is also important for patients so they are aware of level of professional standards they should expect from their doctor.

A Video Introduction to the Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Medical Practitioners

Dr Deidre Madden, Chair of the Ethics Working Group, introduces a section by section overview of the Guide.

A Video Guide to Section C of the Ethical Guide: Medical Records and Confidentiality

Dr Deidre Madden, Chair of the Ethics Working Group, speaks about Section C of the Guide.

Professional Conduct & Ethics

The guide assists doctors in maintaining the highest possible standards of professional conduct and ethics.

Correspondence from the President

Professor Freddie Wood to medical practitioners relating to an update of Paragraph 21 in January 2014

Annual Reports & Statistics

Our Annual Reports outline the key activities and achievements of the Medical Council over the course of each year.

Latest Publications