As Director, Professor O’Neill is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a national framework for standards in traffic medicine in Ireland.
Professor Desmond O'Neill is the Programme Director of the National Office for Traffic Medicine, which was established jointly by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Road Safety Authority in 2011. Professor O'Neill was elected to the RCPI Council as a Senior Fellow in October 2014 and will serve a two year term. He is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine at Tallaght Hospital Dublin and Professor of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin.
We are governed by a Steering Group on Traffic Medicine, which essentially acts as our board of management.
The Steering Group on Traffic Medicine is jointly chaired by Ms Joanna Holly, Deputy CEO of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Mr Declan Naughton, Director, Road Safety Authority.
Together with the Director, Professor Desmond O’Neill, the Steering Group is responsible for ensuring the National Office for Traffic Medicine’s aims and functions are fulfilled on behalf of RCPI and the Road Safety Authority.
The Working Group on Traffic Medicine is chaired by Dr Declan Bedford.
|Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
||Mr Leo Kearns|
|Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
||Ms Joanna Holly and Ms Leah O’Toole|
|Working Group on Traffic Medicine
||Dr Declan Bedford|
|Road Safety Authority
||Mr Declan Naughton|
|National Office for Traffic Medicine
||Prof Desmond O’Neill|
|An Garda Síochána
||Chief Superintendent Aidan Reid|
This Working Group advises the National Office for Traffic Medicine on the standards to be set, implemented and maintained in Sláinte agus Tiomáint: Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines for Drivers in Ireland.
|Chair||Dr Declan Bedford|
|AA Ireland||Mr Conor Faughnan|
|Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland||Ms Ruth Hoban|
|An Garda Síochána||Superintendent Pat McCabe|
|Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland||Mr Tadhg Stapleton|
|Association of Optometrists Ireland||Mr Martin O’Brien|
|Clinical Pharmacology, RCSI||Prof David Williams|
|College of Psychiatry of Ireland||Dr Paul Fearon|
|Coroners Society of Ireland||Dr Brian Farrell|
|Coroners Society and Forensic and Legal Medicine
Medical Bureau of Road Safety
|Prof Denis Cusack|
|Faculty of Occupational Medicine||Dr Paul Guéret and Dr Declan Whelan|
|Faculty of Public Health Medicine||Dr Patricia Fitzpatrick|
|Health and Safety Authority||Mr Kieran Sludds|
|Irish Association for Emergency Medicine||Dr Gerry Lane|
|Irish Association of Rehabilitation Medicine||Dr Eugene Wallace and Dr Paul Carroll|
|Irish Cardiac Society||Dr Edward Keelan|
|Irish College of General Practitioners||Dr Gerry Cummins, Dr Ide Delargy and Dr Sean O'Callaghan|
Irish College of Nephrology
|Dr George Mellotte|
|Irish College of Ophthalmologists||Ms Patricia Logan and Mr Sean Chen|
|Irish Endocrine Society||Dr Graham Roberts|
|Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience||Prof Norman Delanty|
|Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery||Dr Derek Bennett|
|Irish Association of Orthoptists||Ms Caroline Byrne|
|Irish Patients Association||Mr Stephen McMahon|
|Irish Society of Community and Public Health Medicine and HSE Principal Medical Officers Group||Dr Joanna Joyce Cooney|
|Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine||Dr David Robinson|
|Irish Society of Rheumatology||Dr Ronan Mullan|
|Irish Thoracic Society||Prof Walter McNicholas|
|National Office for Traffic Medicine||Prof Desmond O’Neill – Director of NOTM|
|Neurosurgeons||Mr Steven Young|
|Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland||Ms Irene Patterson|
|Psychological Society of Ireland||Prof Michael Gormley|
|ADI Chief Examiner||Mr Michael Dolan|
|Road Safety Authority||Mr Michael Dolan, Mr Liam Keane, Ms Deirdre Finnerty|
|Health Products Regulatory Authority||Dr Doreen Fagan|
We have eight sub groups on Traffic Medicine that act as specialist advisors to the Working Group. They deal with the following areas: