News Updates

Five Things You Need to Know About Professional Competence

All doctors need to enroll on a professional competence scheme and pay an annual fee to maintain their enrolment. » read more

Important: Key updates for your PCS (Professional Competence Scheme) enrolment for 2017/18

The Irish Medical Council has requested that all registered medical practitioners enrol on a Professional Competence Scheme for 2017/18 in advance of completing their annual retention of registration with the Council this year. » read more

Removal of 2011/12 records from your ePortfolio

Guidelines from the Irish Medical Council state that evidence of activities need only be retained on file for 5 years once the activity has been completed. » read more

How to add your CPDR completion code to the mobile version of your ePortfolio

Step by step instructions on how to enter your CPDR code on to the mobile version of your ePortfolio » read more

Advice for retired doctors (no longer in active clinical practice)

The Medical Council has agreed that retired medical practitioners will be subject to the same professional competence requirements as all other practising doctors. » read more

Important information regarding recording activity

The IMC's Registration and Continuing Practice Committee have instructed the post graduate medical training bodies to contact individuals who have failed to record any maintenance of professional competence activity for 3 consecutive years. » read more

ICGP confirms reduction in professional competency fees

The Irish Medical Council endorsed the ICGPs recommendation to reduce the PCS fee from €267 to €240 pa. » read more

ICGP Professional Competence Scheme Guide

The new ICGP Professional Competence Scheme Guide, endorsed by the ICGP Professional Competence Committee, is now available. » read more

Notification of IMC Audit of Maintenance of Professional Competence

A summary of advice from the IMC PCS Audit Guidelines 2013. » read more

Overseas doctors - Meeting the PCS requirements

Doctors residing overseas undertaking short term locum work in Ireland » read more