Medical and Dental

Field Content
Division: National Human Resource and Workforce Planning
Unit: Medical and Dental
Head: Joseph Cregan
  • Legislative and regulatory issues affecting medical and dental practitioners, including implementation of Medical Practitioners Act 2007.
  • Industrial relations issues relating to medical and dental practitioners, including contractual arrangements for medical consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors.
  • Medical education and training policy.
  • Workforce planning for medical staff.
Primary Legislation:
  • Medical Practitioners Act, 1978
  • Dentists Act, 1985
  • Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act, 1993
  • Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act, 2000
  • Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act, 2002
  • Medical Practitioners Act, 2007
  • Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007
Bodies under aegis of DoHC: Medical Council
Health Service Executive
Key Publications:
  • Medical Education in Ireland: A New Direction (Fottrell Report)
  • Preparing Ireland's Doctors to meet the Health Needs of the 21st Century (Buttimer Report)
  • Report of the National Task Force on Medical Staffing
  • Report of the National Implementation Group (NIG) – European Working Time Directive & Non Consultant Hospital Doctors
Working Groups:
  • Inter-Departmental Policy Steering Group on Medical Education and Training
Record Classes: N/A
Information Routinely Published: None
Significant Systems:
  • None
Personal Information Holdings: None
Purpose: N/A
Disclosees: N/A
Notes: including info an admin access practice, Ebriefs etc.: None