GP’s relocating to Ireland

18 July 2022| GP News

It can be a very daunting experience packing up your things and starting a new life in a new country that you are unfamiliar with. There are many things that you will need to consider as General Practitioner if you are planning on relocating to Ireland for work.

Here are some information to make this experience less stressful for you:

Apply to the Irish Medical Council

The Irish medical council require each candidate to have the following requirements

  • Medical Degree from your University
  • Language Certification
  • Work certificate/certificate of conformity
  • Certificate of Good Standing

The Irish Medical Council maintains two registers, the General Register of Medical Practitioners and the Register of Medical Specialists.

What type of Registration do I apply for?

All doctors will need to refer to the Irish Medical Council’s eligibility criteria to determine their application route. To apply for registration, you will create an online account on the Irish Medical Council’s website before you complete the application form and submit your supporting documents. The Irish Medical Council will review your application and documents before making a decision on your registration.

Please note that doctors who have trained outside of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) will need to have their medical education credentials verified before they apply for registration.

Specialist Registration

This is a voluntary register where specialists appear within approved specialty divisions.
Doctors who have trained or are recognised as a specialist in the EU/EEA will have their qualifications automatically recognised by the Irish Medical Council.

Non EU / EEA Graduates

Doctors who are not eligible for automatic recognition into the specialist division will have to apply directly to the Irish Medical Council for registration. This refers to doctors who have either trained outside of the EU/EEA or who have gained part of their training and experience in the EU/EEA.

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Secure a position

Ensuring that you have a position before arriving in Ireland will reduce stress and your future colleagues can help with knowledge of the area etc.

Reaching out to our agency will ensure that you are placed in a role that you are happy in and suits your requirements. One of our recruitment consultants will guide you through the process seamlessly.

Who you will work with

You will liaise regularly with fellow medical professionals from many areas, both administrative and clinical. Although most GP’s are self-employed, the medical system is by necessity connected through the various outlets of patient care and as the front-line responder, GP’s will have regular working relationships with:

  • Emergency Department Staff Nurse
  • Paediatric Nurse
  • Radiographer
  • Paramedic
  • Palliative care nurse
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Pharmacist

Key skills for general practitioners

As a General Practitioner, care for the patient and excellence in carrying our medical care and providing medical advice must be at the core of everything that you do. The role is hugely varied because no two patient cases are the same.

  • Ability to work long hours, often under pressure
  • Good practical skills
  • Communication skills, compassion and a good manner in terms of dealing with patients
  • Ability to solve problems and effective decision-making skills
  • Drive to continue learning throughout career
  • Business management skills
  • Attention to detail and patience
  • Good inter-agency and interpersonal skills

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