Crowe welcomes the publication by the Department of Health of our report on the Role, Training, and Career Structures of Public Health Physicians in Ireland. The assignment involved a significant amount of consultation with key stakeholders including the Department, the HSE, the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, the Irish Medical Organisation, and a range of public health doctors in practice and in training.
Shane McQuillan, Consulting Partner at Crowe, commented: “The publication of our report is an important milestone for the continued development of the public health medical profession at a time of critical importance. The CervicalCheck crisis has shown the importance of public health skills within screening programmes. Dr Gabriel Scally, with whom we have been working on the CervicalCheck Scoping Inquiry, has stated that the skills of public health doctors must be more appropriately deployed at the core of all public health programmes so that they contribute at leadership level across the health service. Our report on public health medicine, which was co-authored by Dr Scally, reinforces this message and will provide a firm foundation for the strengthening of public health in Ireland.”