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:

Additional Information

Doctors: Do We Have The Correct Contact Details For You?

Email is the quickest and easiest way for us to contact all doctors on the register.  From this year, doctors will now receive the Annual Registration Certificate electronically to make the process more efficient. As no physical certificate will be issued it’s particularly important that personal contacts details (particularly email address) are up-to-date.

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.