Consultant Motions 2016
Irish Medical Organisation

Consultant Motions 2016

Consultants National Meeting Motions    Saturday 2nd April 10am – 12.30pm

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS

  1. The IMO National Consultants Meeting calls on the HSE and the Minister for Health to engage with the IMO and the Irish Association of Emergency Medicine to agree a standard definition of what is meant by “waiting time” in Emergency Departments, “waiting time” for hospital admission and “waiting time” for hospital bed.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried

HOSPITAL FUNDING MODELS

  1. This National Consultants Meeting condemns the HSE, Minister for Health and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for allowing acute hospital services deteriorate to the point where patients treated in our emergency departments, who are deemed to require admission to hospital, must wait unsafe lengths of time for a hospital bed.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried as Amended

 

  1. This National Consultants Meeting condemns the HSE, Minister for Health and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for allowing acute hospital services deteriorate to the point where patients treated in our emergency departments, who are deemed to require admission to hospital, must wait unsafe lengths of time for a hospital bed and demands that the required steps to address this disgraceful reality are taken.

 

CONTRACT BREACHES

  1. The IMO Consultant Committee calls on health service management – the HSE, the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform – to, even at this late stage, fully honour the terms and conditions that Consultants signed up to, in good faith, when they signed the 2008 Consultant Contract.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried

                                                                                               

  1. The IMO Consultant Committee calls on health service management – the HSE, the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform – to avoid a long, lengthy and expensive legal process aimed at denying Consultants their entitlements under the 2008 Consultant Contract.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried

HONOURING AGREEMENTS

  1. The IMO Consultant Committee calls on the Minister for Health to confirm that terms and conditions negotiated with Consultants will not be unilaterally changed, as was the case with the damaging and self-defeating reduction in Consultant salaries imposed in September 2012.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried

  1. The IMO Consultant Committee calls on each health service employer to ensure that all monies due to Consultants under the January 2015 LRC Agreement are paid without delay.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried

NEW CONSULTANT CONTRACT

  1. Given that the 2008 Consultant Contract was, in part, predicated on the concept of co-located Hospitals, the IMO Consultant Committee calls on the Department of Health to accept that this Contract is no longer fit for purpose and to initiate negotiations on a new Consultant Contract.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried

  1. The IMO Consultant Committee calls on the Department of Health, together with the HSE and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, to engage constructively with the IMO to negotiate a new Consultant Contract which would incorporate discussions on monies owed from the breaches that occurred under the current consultant contract.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried

ACADEMIC CONSULTANTS

  1. Given that health service management have identified the appointment of Academic Consultants as a priority, the IMO Consultant Committee calls on health service management to engage, in a serious fashion, with the IMO to agree fair terms and conditions for Academic Consultants appointed after September 2012.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried

HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS AND ASSOCIATE CLINICAL DIRECTORS

  1. The IMO Consultant Committee calls on the HSE to engage with the IMO, as a matter of urgency, to devise a proper job description for Heads of Department and Associate Clinical Directors and to remunerate Doctors who have taken these posts properly for work that they have performed. In the absence of engagement in this regard, the IMO Consultant Committee calls on the HSE not to make any further appointments to roles that have not been agreed with the IMO.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status: Carried as Amended

  1. The IMO Consultant Committee calls on the HSE to engage with the IMO, as a matter of urgency, to devise a proper job description for Heads of Department and Associate Clinical Directors, and Executive Clinical Directors and to appropriately resource, support and remunerate Doctors who have taken these posts properly for work that they have performed. In the absence of engagement in this regard, the IMO Consultant Committee calls on the HSE not to make any further appointments to roles that have not been agreed with the IMO.

ALL IRELAND AIR AMBULANCE SERVICE

  1. The IMO Consultants Committee demands the Minister for Health and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform proactively engage with their counterparts in Northern Ireland on a cross border initiative to develop and All Ireland Air Ambulance Service.  In the absence of such a service patients in remote areas are being denied timely access to morbidity reducing services.

Proposer: IMO Consultants Committee

Status:  Carried as Amended

  1. The IMO Consultants Committee demands the Minister for Health and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform proactively engage with their counterparts in Northern Ireland on a cross border initiative to develop an All Ireland Air Ambulance Service.  In the absence of such a service patients in remote areas are being denied timely access to morbidity reducing services.

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