Thursday, 16 September 2021

Questions (307)

Sorca Clarke

Question:

307. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Health the number of healthcare professionals who applied to have their professional qualifications recognised in this jurisdiction in 2020 and to date in 2021, by county in tabular form. [44410/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

It has been clarified that the Deputy seeks information for healthcare professionals with overseas professional qualifications where the Minister and CORU are the relevant Competent Authority for the recognition of such professional qualifications. 

In the case of the Minister, this includes the following professions for those seeking to work in the public sector:  Audiologist, Clinical Biochemist, Environmental Health Officer, Orthoptist and Psychologist.  

Information by county is not available but information by country of qualification and nationality of applicant is provided in the table attached for each of the 5 professions, indicating the successful applicants who applied in 2020 and those who have applied to date in 2021 and for whom a decision has been reached.

With regard to the CORU professions, CORU have been contacted and asked to provide the relevant information directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

healthcare professionals with overseas professional qualifications