Benefits of Membership

The Medical and Dental Consultants Association is a representative body of like-minded doctors and dentists focused on private consultant practice in private hospitals. Its primary role is to enhance and develop independent private practice in Ireland focused on patient centred advocacy and to ensure that the right to maintain continuity of care is protected.

  • It robustly defends and protects the legitimate rights of its members.
  • It negotiates on behalf of doctors and dentists in their professional relationships with:
    • Private hospitals, clinics and outpatient providers
    • Medical indemnity insurance providers
    • Health insurance providers
    • State bodies such as the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF)
  • It lobbies relevant bodies including Government, negotiating actively on behalf of full-time private practice in this country.
  • It seeks to inform, educate and broaden the narrative through educational courses with members and the public
  • It seeks to educate and inform general thinking through publicity campaigns, research policy submissions and public relations.

Categories of Membership

Full Member - €70 per month

(plus one-off registration fee of €500)

Associate Member - €16 per month

Retired Lifetime Member - €70 per month

(no fee after first year)

Honorary Member – no fee

Apply for Membership

To become a member of the MDCA, you just need to fill out a short application form. You can do so here by clicking the APPLY button below. Before you start, there are a few things you should note:

  • The membership fee only becomes payable if/when your application is successful.
  • You will be notified if/when payment is due.
  • Once your application is received, it will be brought before the next meeting of the MDCA Board for approval.
  • If your application is successful, you will be notified by email and asked to make payment.
  • You will also be granted access to the member’s area on the website.