Doctors criticise regulatory system

Doctors have strongly criticised the current system of regulating the profession, saying it is failing them and their patients.

Doctors have strongly criticised the current system of regulating the profession, saying it is failing them and their patients.

Addressing the annual conference of rural GPs in Mulranny in Co Mayo today, newly re-elected president of the Irish Medical Council Dr John Hillery says a new bill on the issue is flawed.

"It fails patients in that we can't do anything until we react to an event,” he said.

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