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Ireland Medical Council : Practising Doctors Registration

Organization : Medical Council
Type of Facility : Practising Doctors Registration
Country: Ireland

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Practising Doctors Registration :

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.

Related : Medical Council Certificate of Good Standing/ Current Professional Status & Request Certificates Ireland :

Every doctor is responsible for ensuring that their registration is current and appropriate for their individual circumstances within one of these categories:
** Trainee Specialist Division
** Internship Registration
** Specialist Division
** General Division
** Supervised Division
** Visiting EEA Practitioners Division

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.

Charter of Expectations:
All doctors rightfully expect efficient and professional service in our handling of registration queries, and our Charter of Expectations (PDF, 600KB) formalises the Medical Council’s commitment to making the registration process as accessible and effective as possible.

The Medical Council is committed to continuously enhancing its processes and working collaboratively with doctors to bring about improvements. This charter sets out the reciprocal expectations for our services and we are also encouraging feedback from all doctors through our website.

As part of the Charter, the Medical Council has also enhanced processes for doctors to provide feedback and compliments on their experience and, where they feel the Medical Council has not met its aims under the Charter to make a complaint.

Forms can be sent via email to: with the subject line Registration Feedback.

Alternatively, forms can be sent by post to:
Registration Feedback
Medical Council
Kingram House
Kingram Place
Dublin 2

Search for a Registered Doctor:
You can check here to verify that a doctor is registered to practise medicine in Ireland, and you can also check a doctor’s qualifications through this facility. By law all doctors have to register with the Medical Council in order to practise, and doctors can only practise independently as specialists if they have specialist registration.

You can search by last name, first name, or registration number. As doctors may be registered under a different name (e.g. a married name) or spelling (e.g. McCarthy, MacCarthy, Mac Cárthaigh) a record may sometimes not be found. However, a doctor whose details are not found by this search method may still be registered.

The best way to find a doctor’s record is to insert the doctor’s registration number in the box below. If you don’t have the registration number or if you would like assistance in checking a doctor’s registration contact us at

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.

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