Consultant Motions 2014
Irish Medical Organisation

Consultant Motions 2014

Saturday 26th April -10.00am

1. In light of the difficulties that have been experienced in filling Consultant posts, the IMO calls on the HSE to reverse the salary cuts for new entrant Consultants that were announced by the Minister for Health, without any consultation, in September 2012.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status : Carried

2. The IMO calls on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of Health to apply the same rules to Consultants as to all other employees in the public service when deciding on who is a new entrant.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status : Carried

3. The Minister for Health has cited the importance of Consultants moving between Hospitals in terms of training and gaining experience, in that context, the IMO calls on the Minister to ensure that no serving Consultant - either in a permanent, locum or temporary role - is subject to the new entrant salary scales when changing post.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status : Carried

4. The IMO calls on the HSE, the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to make good on their commitments given in the Haddington Road Agreement to amalgamate the various Consultant salary scales.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee 

Status : Carried

5. The IMO calls on the HSE to ensure that the recently negotiated agreements between the IMO and the HSE on rest day entitlements and continuing medical education are honoured and implemented in full.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee 

Status : Carried

6. The IMO condemns the recent public attempts by the HSE to undermine the contractual terms and conditions enjoyed by Consultants with an attachment to St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee 

Status : Carried as amended

The IMO condemns the recent public attempts by the HSE to further undermine the contractual terms and conditions of Consultants specifically attempts unilaterally to change section 21 of the 2008 Consultant Contract.

7. The  National Consultant Meeting notes that Emergency Powers were misused by the State when it choose to unequally share the burden of reductions in pay across those working in the public sector and urges the IMO to have the abuse terminated by correcting the reductions to provide equality of sharing at comparable levels of pay. 

Proposer: IMO Consultant Committee

Status : Carried

8. Emergency  Motion

The IMO uses the opportunity provided by the implementation of the reccomendations of the Mc Craith Report for introduction of changes in terms and conditions of consultant engagement to evolve arrangements that are supportive of recruitment and retention of specialists in the revised health system arrangments.

Status : Carried










 

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