Expressions of interest are being sought to fill vacancies on three standing Committees of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC).

Background Information

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is an independent statutory agency charged with responsibility for standards, education and training in pre-hospital emergency care in Ireland. The Council was established as a body corporate by the Minister for Health by Statutory Instrument Number 109 of 2000 (Establishment Order) which was amended by Statutory Instrument Number 575 of 2004 (Amendment Order). These Orders were made under the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act, 1961 as amended and brought under primary legislation with the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2007. Membership of Council is appointed by the Minister for Health. 

PHECC’s most recent published Annual Report (2015) outlining its financial position and its range of activities can be found at this link.

Appointments to Committees of Council

Please see Expression of Interest   
Please see Application Form

About our Committees

Council is advised and assisted by various committees and working groups which consist of both Council members and health industry and community partners.

The Education and Standards Committee make recommendations regarding policy and procedure in Education and Training Standards. TOR015 - Terms of Reference 

 The Audit Committee, which reports to Council, monitors and reviews the effectiveness of financial controls.

The Quality and Safety Committee advise on operational aspects of clinical care matters. TOR014 - Terms of Reference

The Priority Dispatch Committee consider and advise Council on priority dispatch matters. The Priority Dispatch Committee is a Standing Committee of Council. TOR013 Terms of Reference

The Fitness to Practice Committee oversees the practice of PHECC registered pre-hospital emergency care practitioners, whose names are entered in the PHECC Register.

The Medical Advisory Committee is an expert group who consider medical matters as referred to it either by Council, the Quality and Safety or Education and Standards Committees or by the PHECC office. TOR012 Terms of Reference

The Appeal Panel considers appeals of decisions of the Director and adjudicates on those appeals.

The Examiner Panel

The Examination Quality Group

The Test Item Writing Group

If you would like more information about the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council or its committees please contact