The candidates for Medical Council elections were announced this week. All registered doctors are now invited to vote on www.medicalcouncil.ie, between midday on March 4 and midday on March 15, and doctors in Offaly are being encouraged to make sure they have their say by voting.
CEO of the Medical Council, Ms Caroline Spillane, said, “Members of the Medical Council have an important role to play in promoting patient safety by working together to ensure high standards amongst doctors registered in Ireland. It’s important that all registered doctors have their say on the formation of the Council and participate in the election of new Council members. The process is designed to be democratic, and by making voting available online, it should hopefully encourage greater engagement than ever before”.
Following the close of the poll on March 15 the six successfully elected persons will be advised to the Minister for Health, the Council and the candidates.