13th February 2013. The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has
accused the Minister for Health and the HSE of wanting to look
over the shoulder of every GP in the country and second-guess
their confidential advice to patients.
Tuesday 11th February 2014. While the IMO welcomes
confirmation from the Department of Health that existing
consultants moving from one post to another within the
health service will not be subject to the 30% pay cut we
have serious concerns at the length of time it has taken for
the Minister to realise the error of his decision in
September 2012 to announce a unilateral pay cut of 30% for
new entrant consultants.
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) yesterday attended a
meeting of the joint national verification group with health
service management to review progress on compliance with the
European Working Time Directive (EWTD) and in particular the
achievement of maximum 24 hour shifts in the Irish health
Dr Matt Sadlier, President of the Irish Medical Organisation
said that introducing plain packaging with appropriately sized
graphic health warnings would be a crucial investment in the
long-term health of the country
Saturday 1st February 2014. Following a preliminary review of
the Draft Contract proposed by Government in relation to the
extension of Doctor Only Visit Cards to Under 6s the IMO has
serious concerns on a number of fronts.
Dr. Ray Walley, Chairman of the GP Committee of the IMO has
called on the Government to immediately commence real and
meaningful negotiations with the IMO on its plans to
introduce Doctor Only Visit Cards for all children under the
age of 6 this year.
Thursday 30th January 2014. The Irish Medical Organisation is
to meet with the Minister with Responsibility for Primary
Care, Alex White TD tomorrow Friday 31st January in relation
to Government Plans on Universal Health and in particular GP
Care for Under 6s.
The two committees representing Consultants and Non-
Consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs) in the Irish Medical
Organisation (IMO) have issued an unprecedented Joint
Statement warning of the rapidly emerging crisis in our
hospitals as Government policy forces both consultants and
our future consultants to seek work elsewhere.
The Irish Medical Organisation has met with the Fine Gael
Health Committee to brief them on what the IMO has described
as a “crisis in GP services” and to discuss with them the
Government’s controversial plans to extend GP Visit Cards to
all citizens by 2016.