Clinical Genetics Division
Inadequate Staffing levels
The Royal College of Physicians UK recommend a minimum of 3 Consultant Geneticists per million and the Association of Genetic Nurse and Counsellors UK (AGNC) recommend 1 full-time Genetic Counsellor per 100,000 population. Based on these for a population of 4.6 million the Republic of Ireland should have 14 Consultant Geneticists and 46 Genetic Counsellors. Staffing level comparisons with many European countries are detailed in the table below with The Republic of Ireland has the worst staffing quotient.
Table demonstrating staffing levels in Clinical genetics across many European countires.