CORU Registration for Allied Health Professionals
CORU is Ireland’s multi-profession health regulator responsible for regulating health and social care professionals. Their 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 was set up under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 and it is made up of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council and the Registration Boards, one for each profession named in the Act. At present, there is a critical demand for nurses and allied healthcare staff in the Republic of Ireland because of the scarcity and turnover of skilled and trained nurses.
CORU registration is required for every allied health professional in order for them to practice in Ireland. We take a look at what the registration process entails for candidates from within Ireland as well as international candidates in order to gain a better understanding of the overall process.
According to the Irish Examiner, an Occupop report indicated a sharp rise in the number of candidates seeking jobs within the healthcare industry. The most applied for positions include allied health professionals making up 6.2% in comparison to healthcare assistants (47.4%); administration (31%) and nursing and midwifery (8.5%) professionals.
CORU Regulates the Following Professionals:
-Dietitians / Dieticians
-Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians
-Radiographers and Radiation Therapists
-Speech and Language Therapists / Speech Therapists
Documents needed for CORU Registration
What is the Registration Process?
There are a few steps to this process which we have outlined below:
The recognition process provides for an assessment, on a case-by-case basis, of the professional qualification of an applicant against the requirements to practise in the profession in Ireland.
The standards of proficiency are the knowledge, skills, competencies and professional attributes that are required for the practise of the profession and must be met by all entrants to the Register in Ireland. You can view their website for more in-depth information on this.
At Servisource, our dedicated team supports your needs. We manage all aspects of the recruitment process including interview scheduling, compliance checks, and even welcome international candidates to Ireland at the airport on the client’s behalf. This allows you to focus on your work and ensures the right people with the right skills and knowledge are in the right place delivering exceptional patient care.
If you have any questions or queries on this you can reach out to CORU:
telephone 01 293 3160.
Anjali Ashok, Talent Resourcer: Anjali.Ashok@servisource.ie
Leanne Mc Eneaney, Recruitment Consultant: LmcEneaney@servisource.ie.