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#Consultants

# consultants - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

# consultants - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'

About one million patients in Ireland are on waiting lists to see a consultant.

# consultants - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

# consultants - Monday 2 September, 2019

Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room'

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said capacity issues need to be urgently addressed.

# consultants - Monday 26 August, 2019

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds

A new report says all new consultants should move to a contract that will end private clinics in public hospitals.

# consultants - Friday 16 August, 2019

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels Pay

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels

A government report found that Irish consultants have higher gross salaries than the UK or New Zealand.

# consultants - Friday 22 March, 2019

Consultants at Cork and Galway hospitals failed to provide evidence of tax compliance

Sipo investigated the doctors after they missed a deadline by which they had to reply.

# consultants - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report

The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.

# consultants - Friday 15 June, 2018

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal

Paschal Donohoe said “absolutely gigantic” amounts of money were involved in the case.

# consultants - Saturday 6 January, 2018

'Not happening by accident' - waits for heart services at Dublin children's hospital exploded in the last two years

Temple Street says it currently has access to only one consultant cardiologist, with that consultant “only commissioned to one clinic per week”.

# consultants - Friday 8 December, 2017

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

# consultants - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar suggests consultants should 'clock in' to ensure they're at work

His comments were in response to an RTÉ Investigates programme which revealed that one consultant left his work at a public hospital to treat private patients at a different hospital.

# consultants - Monday 18 September, 2017

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

# consultants - Sunday 25 June, 2017

'Risk to the public': 128 doctors working as consultants not on the required specialist register

The figures came following a parliamentary question asked by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.

# consultants - Monday 15 May, 2017

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

# consultants - Friday 21 April, 2017

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

# consultants - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Consultants will be getting a pay rise after HSE drops high court appeal

The consultants’ claims relate to the terms of a 2008 pay deal.

# consultants - Friday 13 January, 2017

Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants'

Irish Water state the money was spent on experts that were needed to set up the utility.

# consultants - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Enda Kenny says money is there to fill Mater job, but no one has applied

Professor Kevin Walsh, Consultant Cardiologist at the Mater Hospital has raised concerns about resources.

# consultants - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013

The area of Environment and Transportation accounted for more than half of the consultant fees paid out.

# consultants - Monday 29 September, 2014

Jury returns medical misadventure verdict at Dhara Kivlehan inquest

Earlier today, the former Master of Holles St Hospital hit out at the lack of continuity of care at senior consultant level afforded to Dhara Kivlehan the week before her death.

# consultants - Friday 15 August, 2014

Suspected Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital

Ebola was suspected as one possibility for man suffering ‘flu-like’ symptoms but he has been cleared by medics.

# consultants - Saturday 26 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

# consultants - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Irish health spending one of the lowest in western Europe, consultants among the best paid in the world

Ireland lags behind the US and most of western Europe in health spend to GDP ratio.

# consultants - Friday 25 April, 2014

Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM

The Irish Medical Organisation is also to discuss new rules to increase transparency for its members.

# consultants - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Reilly: We'll be more than happy to meet St Vincent's in court

The hospital was asked by the HSE to stop 80 consultants on State salaries from working between both public and private hospitals on the campus.

# consultants - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Government makes no comment on postcode costs amid Dáil claims of €30m

Minister Rabbitte told the Dáil that his department was assisted in the tender process by a consulting firm.

# consultants - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it'

The IMO said this evening that there has been nothing but “disincentives and obstacles” put in the way of highly skilled doctors.

# consultants - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year

The Minister for Finance likened the consultants to painters, saying they were only used when needed.

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending

The Environment Minister has been called on to resign by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams today.

# consultants - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice

The new utility company’s submission to the Oireachtas Environment Committee outlines how up to €180 million will be spent to establish it.

# consultants - Monday 13 January, 2014

Irish Water to appear before Public Accounts Committee following consultancy spend revelations

The news – which comes after it was revealed Irish Water spent €50m on consultants last year – was welcomed by PAC member and TD Simon Harris.

# consultants - Friday 10 January, 2014

Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a "mafia-style heist"

Meanwhile, Simon Coveney said that Irish Water should get to explain its €50m consultants spend.

# consultants - Saturday 21 December, 2013

NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009

More than €18 million has been spent of legal fees since NAMA’s inception in 2009.

# consultants - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Dr Taufiq Al Sattar’s family, our optimistic leaders and Irish people spreading sexual diseases abroad.

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare

The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.

# consultants - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

The Department of Finance spent €3.6 million on consultancy fees in the last year

Legal fees related to the Bank Guarantee account for much of the expenditure, but other consultancies cost the State around half a million euro.

# consultants - Friday 2 August, 2013

Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools?

School “league tables” are not allowed in Ireland, meaning you can’t find out how schools do in national exams or standardised tests. But creating such tables is not as difficult as we are led to believe, writes Kevin Denny.

# consultants - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online

Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.

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