We are delighted to announce details of this year's IMCF, taking place at the conveniently located and prestigious Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin 4. The second Irish Medical Careers Fair will introduce a number of new initiatives for medical professionals looking to develop their careers.
IMCF is aimed at all grades of doctors, including Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs'), GPs and Consultants and all grades of nurse, so if you are currently working in the hospital sector, primary care, community/public health or university/research then the IMCF is for you!
Dr Eva Doherty, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Human Factors in Patient Safety Programme at the RCSI, will present Work it Out: Conflict Resolution in a Healthcare Setting.
The seminar will discuss how you can recognise and manage different aspects of conflict that you may face and provide practical tools and tips that can be used to help resolve a difficult situation you may be encountering in your workplace.
Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is always welcome. However, we must be notified of the change, in writing, no later than 48 hours before the event taking place.
Should you need to cancel, notification of cancellation must be made in writing by 18 September 2016 to: IMCF 2015, MPI Media Ltd. Merchants Hall, 25 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland.
Should the event not proceed or has to be cancelled, you will be informed in writing.
In the following conditions MPI Media Ltd. (Company # 486758) Merchants Hall, 25 Merchants Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland is hereinafter referred to as the Organisers.
Full payment for your stand is due on receipt of invoice and within the standard payment terms of the Organisers which is 30 days from date of invoice. For bookings made within 8 weeks prior to the event, payment terms are immediate and not 30 days. If payment is not made within these conditions, the Organisers reserve the right to cancel the stand booking although the Exhibitor will still be liable for full stand costs. All payments must be made to MPI Media Ltd. (VAT# IE9756882K)
Late payment will result in interest being charged on the outstanding amount at 8% above the current Bank of Ireland base rate.
Should the Exhibitor decide to cancel their stand booking this must be made in writing either by email or mail to your sales contact at the Organisers. The following dates for refunds will apply:
Up to 6 months prior to the event: refund of 100%
Within 6 months to 4 months prior to the event: refund of 50%
Less than 4 months prior to the event: no refund will be due.
In the event of an abandonment or postponement by the Organisers or limitation of the use of the exhibition premises or of any of the services provided therein the exhibitor will be entitled to a refund of their stand fees in full. The Organisers do not, however, accept any liability for travelling, accommodation or any other expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation or postponement of the event.
Exhibitors must ensure that they adhere to the regulations of the Local Council and the fire regulations imposed by the owners of the premises. All materials used for the building, decorating and covering of stands must be of a non-inflammable material. No specially inflammable or dangerous materials (particularly petrol, spirit or any other liquid or vapour or any radioactive or similar substances) will be brought onto the exhibition premises without prior written consent of the Organisers.
A stand space may only be occupied by the Exhibitor to whom it has been allotted, and / or his accredited agents as notified to and approved by the Organisers. Every Exhibitor should occupy the space allotted to him by 09.00am on the day of the exhibition, after which time the Organisers reserve the right to re-allot the space as they see fit. Non-occupation of space will in no way absolve the Exhibitor from his financial obligation to the Organisers as detailed under "Cancellation or Default". Every stand must be adequately staffed during the opening hours of the exhibition. No exhibitor, exhibiting Company, subsidiary of an Exhibiting Company or exhibition stand personnel may disassemble their stand prior to the close of the exhibition without the express and prior written consent of the Organiser.
The arrival, installation, erection and removal of stands and stand fittings must conform to the timetable and to the specific directions issued by the Organisers. Each Exhibitor must arrange and pay for the conveyance of goods to and from his stand space in the exhibition and for their installation and subsequent removal and disposal. No Exhibitor's property may remain after the dismantling period or will be subject to disposal by the organisers at the Exhibitor's expense.
Exhibitors must comply with the requirements of the Local Authority and the owners of the premises. All Exhibitors are deemed as having notice of such requirements and regulations and bound thereby. No part of any stand may overhang any gangway or exceed the allotted boundaries of a stand space. Exhibitors must not display their goods so that in the opinion of the Organisers, they distract the light or impede the view along open spaces or gangways or inconvenience other Exhibitors. While every care is taken that stand spaces are of the dimensions stated at the time of accepting the Exhibitors application for space, the Organisers shall not be liable for any variation that may occur.
Exhibitors and their sales people must carry on business and conduct themselves in a manner not objectionable to other participants, to visitors or to the Organisers. In the event of this regulation not being observed the Organisers shall be entitled forthwith to terminate the Exhibitor’s licence to occupy the stand. Exhibitors are not allowed to fix advertisements to any part of the hall.
Tickets are issued and visitors admitted on the understanding that no canvassing is allowed by non-exhibitors. Visitors suspected of canvassing in contravention of this rule are liable to immediate expulsion. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse admission without giving any reason.
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These terms and conditions are governed by Irish law and the courts of Ireland will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute.
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Prof. Hardiman is Professor of Neurology and Academic Director of Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute at Trinity College Dublin, and a Consultant Neurology at Beaumont Hospital Dublin.
She was born in Dublin and is a graduate of University College Dublin Science and Medicine Following post graduate training in Dublin, she moved to Boston to undertake Neurology Residency training at Harvard Longwood Neurology Program asChief Resident in Neurology Her Fellowship training was in Neuromuscular Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
She returned to UCD in 1991 as a Newman Scholar in the Dept. Physiology, and was appointed as College Lecturer in Physiologyin 1994. 2 years later she was appointed as a Consultant Neurologist at Beaumont Hospital and in 2001 became a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. From 2004-2014 Prof. Hardiman had many achievements including, being the first Irish-based Neurologist to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and becoming a Fellow of the American Neurological Association, receiving a Health Research Board Clinician Scientist Award, and establishing an affiliation with Trinity College Dublin as a Clinical Professor in Neurology.
In 2011, she established the Academic Unit of Neurology in Trinity College and was appointed the first Professor of Neurology in the country in 2013.
Earlier this year Prof. Hardiman was elected as a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. She is the recipient of a number of international honours and prestigious awards, particularly from the US, and in 2011 received the International ALS Alliance Forbes Norris Award.
Her primary research interests include the epidemiology, causes and new treatments for Motor Neurone Disease including thehealth service needs of people with MND, frontotemporal dementia andother forms of neurodegeneration. She is an experienced clinical trialist, having participated as Principal Investigator in over 20 Phase 2,3 and 4 trials in MND, MS, Parkinson’s Disease and Migrain.
Prof. Hardiman is an author of over 220 international peer-reviewed research articles, a textbook on Neurodegeneration, and is a member of number of national and international boards and advisory panels. She is Co- Chair of the European Network for Cure of ALS (ENCALS) and Secretary of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on ALS/MND.
In 2008 she was elected the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration , which is the official organ of the World Federation of Neurology Research group in Motor Neuron Disease. Her group of over 30 researchers collaborates widely with groups across the world. She is an experienced principal investigator of over 20 clinical trials, and sits on a wide range of international research boards and scientific panels.
Prof.Hardiman has raised over €11 million in research funding. Her work is funded by the HRB, the Charity Research Motor Neuron, The Thierry Latran Foundation The Health Seventh Framework Programme, the American ALS Association, and the Joint Programme in Neurodegeneration and by industry sponsorship, philanthropic and charitable donations.
At home Prof.Hardiman is known as a passionate advocate. She is a founder of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI), and of Doctors Alliance for Public Health Services. She works closely with a wide range of advocacy groups and is a regular contributor to radio and television in English and Irish.
Consultant Medical Oncologist, St Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Professor John Crown received his medical training in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. He undertook his postdoctoral training in Guy's Hospital, London and St. James's Hospital, Dublin and went on to complete his fellowship training in oncology at Mount Sinai Medical Centre and at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre. He served as Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Member at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre before joining St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland in 1993.
Professor Crown is a founding member and leader of many organisations, including: the All-Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG, www.icorg.ie), the Anglo-Celtic Cooperative Oncology Group (ACCOG), and Molecular Therapeutics for Cancer Ireland (MTCI, www.mtci.ie). Prof Crown also founded the Clinical Trials Unit at St. Vincent’s University Hospital which has developed an international leadership role in oncology trials.
Today, ICORG has approximately 300 members and since its inception, over 13,000 patients have been enrolled in ICORG clinical and translational studies. The portfolio of studies includes internally generated trials, collaborative studies with international academic clinical trial groups and industrial collaborations. Prof Crown served as chairman of the ICORG Breast Cancer Disease Specific Sub-group (DSSG) from 1998 to 2014.
In 2008, Prof Crown was awarded a Health Research Board, Clinician Scientist Award which provided protected time for research. In 2009, he was awarded €5.6 million funding from Science Foundation Ireland, to establish a Strategic Research Cluster entitled Molecular Therapeutics for Cancer Ireland (MTCI). MTCI is a multi-institutional, translationally-focused laboratory based cancer research group which spans four academic and nine industrial partners. The focus of the research programme was to develop novel targeted therapies for breast and prostate cancer, encompassing the various stages of drug development from target identification, to preclinical evaluation of compounds (from industry partners), investigating mechanisms of response/resistance and ultimately to clinical trials, in collaboration with ICORG. Prof Crown is also Co-Director of the Irish Cancer Society funded Breast Predict Collaborative Cancer Research Centre (2013-2018) (www.breastpredict.com). He holds professorships in cancer research from both Dublin City University and University College Dublin.
Prof Crown has lectured in more than 40 countries and has received several national and international awards. He has published over 200 research articles.
Since 2011, Professor Crown has served as an independent member of the Irish Senate (Seanad Eireann).
Department of Health Western Australia (Australia)
The Department of Health Western Australia coordinates a world class health system for the people of Western Australia (WA). This includes tertiary and secondary hospitals and community services in the capital Perth, as well as hospitals and health services in regional and remote settings throughout the state.
The UK Recruitment Office in London has been established to assist health professionals with information and advice about potential roles within the WA Health services and opportunities for visa sponsorship.
We are seeking experienced medical officers to fill a variety of vacancies across our many hospitals in metropolitan and regional areas of Western Australia including:
Tel: +44 (0)207 395 0575
Direct Medics Ltd (N. Ireland)
Health Match BC (Canada)
Interested in matching your lifestyle with exciting career opportunities? We are here to help! Health Match BC is a free health professional recruitment service funded by the Government of British Columbia (BC), Canada.
Meet with us at the Western Canada booth at the Irish Medical Careers Fair or register with us online so our physician services team can:
If you are a General Practitioner or Specialist Doctor seeking employment in BC, contact Health Match BC today. www.healthmatchbc.org
Manitoba Healthcare Providers Network (Canada)
The Manitoba Healthcare Providers Network links healthcare providers with information on practicing in Manitoba and the opportunities available for those pursuing a career in health care.
The Network was established by The Manitoba Health Workforce Secretariat and provides health care professionals with information on what to expect when practicing in different areas of the province. It provides links to the various regulatory bodies and makes it possible to register to receive notifications of career opportunities.
The goal is to enhance our ability to recruit and retain health care professionals in Manitoba. This is a province wide initiative, connecting, linking and creating a unified environment providing all health care professionals multiple opportunities. Through this Network we work with all major stakeholders to provide a “common face” to those interested in exploring career opportunities in Manitoba.
Medical Protection Society (MPS) (Ireland)
MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Our benefits include access to indemnity, expert advice and peace of mind. Highly qualified advisers are on hand to talk through a question or concern at any time.
Our experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This includes clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.
Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning,
NHS Grampian (UK)
NHS Grampian, which is one of the 10 principal Health Boards in Scotland, provides healthcare services to the North-East of the country. We employ around 17,000 staff who deliver our services to half a million people spread across 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities. We are at the centre of pioneering medical research in a number of fields. We have a tertiary teaching hospital with 90% of specialties on one site on one of the largest campuses in Western Europe.
Aberdeen is a major Scottish city with stunning countryside throughout, with mountains, beaches, castles and lochs in the surrounding area. Leisure opportunities abound with over 50 golf courses, fly fishing, surfing and mountaineering or skiing. Regularly voted as one of the happiest places to live in the UK with a high standard of living
As an employer, we take great care to ensure that all staff have a safe, happy and professional environment in which to work. Taking pride in caring, listening, improving.
PE Global Locum Express (Ireland) provides doctor and nursing locums and contractors to meet both short and long term requirements in public and private healthcare organizations. The company successfully won a major contract to provide tailored Managed Service Provider (MSP) solutions to the HSE and provides locums to the majority of the HSE hospitals nationwide.
PE Global Healthcare provides of all types of medical personnel, to include Doctors, Nurses / Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (AHP) as well as all ancillary positions (such as Hospital Management roles and HR Professionals), to hospitals within Ireland, UK, Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and Far Eastern territories.
About PE Global: PE Global is a 100% Irish owned resourcing company that specializes in offering tailored recruitment solutions to companies and organisations in the domestic and international markets. PE Global has been providing cost effective, efficient and customised recruitment services to projects of all sizes since 2005.
RPAP Alberta (Canada)
RPAP | Health Workforce for Alberta is the Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan: An integrated and comprehensive rural health workforce agency that has developed initiatives to address the factors influencing physicians’ decisions about moving to and remaining in rural Alberta communities.
An independent, not-for-profit company funded by the province of Alberta’s Ministry of Health, RPAP supports the ongoing efforts of Alberta’s rural physicians, their families and communities to improve the quality of rural health care.
Since its inception, RPAP has implemented initiatives to enhance the education, attraction, recruitment and retention of physicians for rural Alberta practice. Strategies include:
Rural Health West
Rural Health West is funded by State and Commonwealth Governments to recruit and support medical practitioners and their families to live and work in rural communities in Western Australia. We are seeking experienced general practitioners to join country Western Australian communities.
We provide a personalised recruitment service that works with you to find your perfect job in country Western Australia. Our service includes advice and guidance on medical registration requirements; matching individual and family requirements to locations; family support and orientation on arrival and access to financial assistance where the candidate is eligible.
If you are looking for a new role that offers you variety, great lifestyle and beautiful back drops visit our website or have a chat with us at the Careers Fair in October.
Saskdocs (Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan) is a one-stop shop connecting physicians and their families with employers, medical practices and communities.
Located in Saskatoon, the Agency works closely with Regional Health Authorities, the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA), physicians and other partners to connect them with doctors interested in practicing in this growing and dynamic province within a publicly funded health care system.
We are a provincial government Agency, which means we are non-profit and can match physicians to career opportunities in both rural and urban locations throughout the province, free of charge.
We work closely with our western partners; Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia as western Canada is one of the most beautiful regions in which to live.
Drop by our “Western Canada – Welcome Home” booth at the 2015 Irish Medical Career Fair. We would love to tell you more about the opportunity waiting for you here.
TTM Healthcare (Ireland)
TTM Healthcare is Ireland leading specialist healthcare recruitment agency and is the NRF ‘Healthcare Agency of the Year’ for 2013 & 2014. The Medical team at TTM healthcare provide expert professional support to doctors of all levels and specialisations who wish to further their careers.
TTM Medical, a division of TTM Healthcare, provides expert recruitment services to doctors of every grade and specialty. We always have a range of sessional, locum, contract and permanent placements available. Our opportunities exist across Ireland, the United Kingdom and the Middle East. We work with an exceptional list of clients across a wide range of sectors including public and private hospitals, general practice and advanced homecare.
Western Canada is beyond compare, this resource-rich region – which includes Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan – offers lifestyle opportunities for every season and climate. Each province has unique attributes, but share appealing similarities:
Discover Western Canada – The perfect place to call home.
For information on careers for physicians in Western Canada:
Medical One has opportunities for Fellowed GP’s to work in Australia. Our focus is to create a supportive environment where GP’s can deliver high quality patient care. Medical One is a leading provider of health care services in Victoria and South Australia with 8 centres located in Melbourne, 1 in Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and a centre in Southern Adelaide, South Australia.
Our medical centres are fully integrated and services include general practitioners, pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry, radiology and visiting specialists. All our centres are fully accredited and comply with Australian standards and regulations.
Medical One offers 457 visa sponsorship, no after-hours, no on-call and an opportunity to earn a significant income. Come and live the dream GP lifestyle in Australia!
Want to know more, visit Marie & Jen at
Stand 21, Irish Medical Careers Fair
T + 61 406 991 730 or + 61 0434 776 204.
‘Non-EU doctors: Attracting and retaining overseas trained doctors in the Irish health service’
With some 34% of our medical workforce having trained overseas, Ireland’s reliance on international medical graduates is amongst the highest in the OECD. However, overseas trained doctors feel the health system discriminates against them on many levels, which is forcing some to leave and others contemplating working here to reconsider their career options. In his talk, Dr Shakya Bhattacharjee will address many of these pressing issues, including:
Africa Health Placements
Africa Health Placements (AHP) is a South African-based social profit organisation working to address the extreme inequities in access to healthcare through human resource solutions. The organisation’s mission targets health access for the most indigent, partnering governments, civil society and the private sector to do so. AHP defines itself as social profit because its work, while mostly donor-funded, delivers a profit measured in terms of improved healthcare and social indicators.
Since our establishment in 2000, Direct Medics has provided specialist healthcare recruitment solutions to doctors and healthcare providers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, offering opportunities to doctors of all grades and specialities across acute, primary care and mental-health positions to the public and the private sectors.
We are proud of the positive outcomes experienced by our doctors. As a responsible recruiter, we work hard to ensure support and guidance before, during and after every placement with each of our doctors efficiently and confidentially managed.
Furthermore, as a designated body we support fully the framework for revalidation with the General Medical Council in the United Kingdom.
Dr John Duddy will discuss the progress made following The MacCraith report in June 2014, it’s recommendations, and what the NCHD community needs to persuade them to stay and work in Ireland. Please see below for further information:
“The Working Group that produced the ‘Strategic Review of Medical Training and Career Structure’ (the MacCraith Report) completed its work at the end of June 2014 and, in all, submitted three reports and made 25 recommendations, addressing a range of barriers and issues relating to the recruitment and retention of doctors in the Irish health system. While some positive moves have already been taken to improve conditions for NCHDs, addressing our recruitment and retention issues, and meeting EU working time obligations, much more needs to be done.
IMO Vice President and NCHD Committee Chairman Dr John Duddy will discuss the progress made on such recommendations, and what the NCHD community needs to persuade them to stay and work in this country. He will address such issues as:
· EWTD compliance;
· The transfer of non-core tasks;
· Streamlining training;
· The potential for NCHD leads;
· Promoting a family-friendly workplace;
· Resolving new entrant consultant pay scales; and
· Renewing the NCHD contract.
A consultant surgeon in General, Laparoscopic & Vascular Surgery at Whitfield Clinic since 2006, Mr Ishtiaq is a graduate of the University of Punjab (1990) and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland since 1994. He is a former member of South Eastern Health Board (2001-2004), a past President of the Irish Medical Organisation (2005-2006), and a previous member of the Irish Medical Council (2004-2008). He has been Clinical Director at the Whitfield Clinic since 2011, responsible for accreditation and clinical governance.
In his talk, Mr Ishtiaq will address both the challenges and opportunities facing those who choose a life in independent clinical practice, in a time of significant health reforms. He will discuss:
· Why choose Independent Clinical Practice?;
· Evolving through innovation and quality improvement;
· HIQA standards for private healthcare;
· Private healthcare under UHI, Hospital Groups and Trusts; and
· Cost of clinical indemnity and Tort reform.
‘Planning for the Future: Who will be the Irish GP in 2025?’
With just one in four recently qualified GPs or trainees planning to stay in Ireland for definite, the country is potentially facing a ‘GP famine’ as more and more doctors consider emigrating. While most new GPs would prefer to stay here, uncertainty about their role in the Irish healthcare system and a lack of defined career progression opportunities are the main factors driving the rise in emigration, according to the ICGP.
Co-author of the 2014 ICGP report ‘Planning for the Future Irish General Practitioner Workforce’, Dr Gerry Mansfield – who represents the College on workforce planning, recruitment and training issues, and who is currently preparing a follow-up to that seminal survey – will address what the Irish GP of the future is going to look like, and what workforce planning decisions need to be taken to ensure the viability of the specialty. Topics to be discussed will include:
‘Your Training Counts: How the voice of trainees can help shape medical education and training’
The Medical Council’s annual survey of trainee doctors in Ireland, Your Training Counts, is a key component of the Council’s role in setting and monitoring standards of medical education and training. With three reports already published from the survey, and more to follow, the Council, along with the wider health system, is using the findings to enhance the experience of clinical training in the Irish health service.
The survey is examining such areas as: the learning environment at clinical sites; trainee safety and support; health and wellbeing; trainees’ career intentions; and doctor emigration.
President of the Medical Council Prof Freddie Wood will discuss how the survey is helping to make changes to the training system to improve doctors' experience, and monitor the extent to which they feel any changes are making a difference. Prof Wood will address such issues as:
ID Medical Group
Award-winning, multi-discipline healthcare recruiter ID Medical is the UK’s leading and framework-approved agency for locum doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, holding preferred supplier contracts with 90% of NHS Trusts nationwide.
As a result of this coverage, ID Medical receives over 38,000 available shifts per month, both short and long-term. This means we can offer doctors and GPs the best locum job opportunities in the locations and hospitals of their choice.
With ID Medical you’re in good hands. Your personal consultant is devoted to delivering a premier level service and ensuring they find roles that are suited to you. With specialist teams dedicated to each of the primary specialities, industry leading pay rates and a continual high volume of locum and permanent opportunities, you need look no further for your perfect medical position.
Visit us at stand 19 to enhance your medical career with ID Medical – the recruiter who always puts you first.
Beaumont Hospital is the second largest hospital in the Republic of Ireland and the principal teaching hospital for the medical school of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. We provide a broad range of clinical and specialty services with a complement of 820 beds.
We employ over 3,500 staff in the provision of high quality care and we are the National Centre for Neurosurgery, Renal Transplantation, Cochlear Transplantation and Alpha 1 Antitrypsin deficiency. We are one of the eight designated centres for the development of cancer services in Ireland. We have an excellent reputation, a strong commitment and track record in innovation in patient care and basic science research. We have multiple supra-regional specialties and we are designated as a supra-regional cancer and radiotherapy centre in addition to providing secondary care for a large North Dublin catchment area.
Global Medics are a leading provider of workforce management solutions to the international healthcare market. Global Group comprises head offices in London alongside four additional companies operating in Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Global Medics is a HSE framework approved agency, in Ireland we are the leading provider of doctors to both the HSE and private facilities alike. We pride ourselves on exemplary customer service, assisting Doctors with matters such as IMC registration, relocation and integration to the Irish medical system. We also work very closely with our other Global Group offices, ensuring that all of our Doctors have options open to them across the globe.
We recruit for locum, contract and permanent doctors in primary and acute care, both across established and emerging territories. Our local knowledge of each country we operate in enables us to match the best medical practitioners to the most suitable vacancies.
NHS Edinburgh and the Lothians is an integrated NHS Board in Scotland providing primary, community, mental health and hospital services. NHS Edinburgh and the Lothians is one of the largest and most successful teaching hospitals in the UK and we successfully train medics from all over the UK and the world. We are committed to providing an excellent standard of medical education and offer training in a variety of specialties.
The NHS Board determines strategy, allocates resources and provides governance across the health system. Services are delivered by Lothian University Hospitals Services (LUHS), the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and associated mental health services, 4 community health (and social care) partnerships (CH(C)Ps) in Edinburgh, West Lothian, East Lothian and Midlothian, and a Public Health directorate.
NHS Edinburgh and the Lothians provide services for the second largest residential population in Scotland – circa 850,000 people. We employ approximately 24,000 staff and are committed to improving all patient care and services and engaging staff in service planning and modernisation.
Tallaght Hospital, incorporating the NCH, is one of Ireland's largest acute teaching hospitals, and is one of two main teaching hospitals of Trinity College Dublin. We are affiliated with RCSI and RCPI and have direct links with other Faculties.
The Saolta University Health Care Group, a major academic teaching hospital network, offers post-graduate training in all disciplines with a focus on consultant delivered curriculum-based learning, high pass rates for post-graduate examinations, individual career guidance and support, and innovative education in team based simulated medical education. Training is supported by the department of post-graduate education and human resources which organises fully compliant 48-hour rotas. There is high trainee satisfaction and career progression.
The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) offers a wide range of research-based and taught postgraduate certificate, diploma, and Masters courses. These courses are designed for NCHDs, from across specialties, interested in expanding their knowledge and skills and increasing their competitiveness for more senior positions.
These courses are:
Director Medical Branch, Defence Forces Ireland
Col Kerr graduated from UCG in 1979. Awarded the MRCGP in 1984, he initially worked as an Assistant General Practitioner in Lifford, Co. Donegal. He joined the Defence Forces in 1986 and was appointed Medical Officer to 28th Inf Bn. In 1996, following promotion to Commandant, he was transferred to Cork as Officer Commanding 1st Fld Med Coy. In 2007 he was promoted to Lt Col and served as Brigade Medical Officer in the 1st Southern Brigade. In 2010 he was promoted to Col and appointed Director Medical Branch, Defence Forces Headquarters. Col Kerr holds the Higher Diploma in Occupational Medicine, the Diploma in Obstetrics, the Diploma in Child Health, the Diploma in Tropical Medicine, and a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine and is currently a member of the Board of the Faculty. He is also Chairman of the Faculty of Military Medicine of Ireland. He has served on two occasions with the United Nations in Lebanon and has also acted as Defence Forces Team Doctor at the World Military Games in 2007 (India) and in 2011 (Brazil). Col Kerr is married to Helen and has four sons.
Programme Manager, BioInnovate Ireland
Paul’s background is in the life sciences, with a BSc in Biotechnology from NUI Galway, and a PhD in Molecular Biology from University of Southern California, where his work focused on biomarker discovery for early detection of cancer. With a preference for writing over experiments, he went on to work in medical communications in both academic and pharmaceutical settings, and also spent some time in consulting. Upon returning home , Paul joined BioInnovate Ireland, and has been involved with the programme since its inception. In addition to BioInnovate, Paul lectures in Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology and Biology at NUI Galway.