CORU (Health and Social Care Professionals Council)
CORU is Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator. CORU’s role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals.
CORU currently has registers open for the following professions:
- Occupational Therapists
- Radiographers and Radiation Therapists
- Social Workers
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians
- Medical Scientists
You can check the current Register for each of these professions here.
Further professions to be regulated are:
- Clinical Biochemists
- Social Care Workers
Registers for these other professions will follow, on a phased basis.
How do I make a complaint to CORU?
CORU’s complaints process is referred to as Fitness to Practise. CORU are now able to process complaints against Registered Health and Social Care Professionals in respect of events that occurred on or after the 31 December 2014.
The Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics, for each profession, sets out the standards of conduct, performance and ethics, which apply to all registered Health and Social Care Professionals. It is against these standards that an individual will be measured in any Fitness to Practise complaint.
All complaints are dealt with by a Complaints Committee and it is important this Committee receives details of your complaint in your own words. As a result all complaints can only be accepted in writing on our Complaints Form. The complaints form and further information on the complaints process is available in the Fitness to Practise section of the CORU website.