A group of non-EU certified medical professionals has actually composed to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, requesting for immediate action over the suspension of a test that permits them to request tasks here.
he Medical Council’s pre-registration evaluation system (PRES) level 3 medical abilities evaluation stays suspended after more than a year, with more than 100 medical professionals presently waiting to sit the test.
Some groups of global medical graduates are needed to finish the PRES tests to sign up with the Medical Council and practise in Ireland.
The PRES 3 test has actually been suspended because the beginning of the pandemic.
In a letter to the minister, more than 30 medical professionals who are waiting to sit the test prompted him to step in to enable it to go on.
” We have actually been excitedly waiting to join our associates in the battle versus Covid-19 however, regrettably, without the registration we can not operate in our capability as medical professionals,” they composed.
” Numerous limitations have actually been raised and a great deal of non-essential services in the nation have actually because begun opening, however it is rather discouraging for us that the PRES tests, which are really vital to increase the variety of medical professionals operating in Ireland throughout this Covid-19 pandemic, have actually not yet been set up to resume.”
If the tests can not continue, the medical professionals have actually asked the minister to think about an “exemption to those with legitimate General Medical Council of UK
This is a PRES 3 comparable medical proficient evaluation test.
They are likewise asking Mr Donnelly to think about “momentary basic registration” that will allow them to request tasks here.
The medical professionals stated they have actually run out medical practice while awaiting the tests.
” This has a destructive result on our profession,” they included.
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