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Useful changeover information

Useful changeover information

This past Monday, January 9th was changeover day for many NCHDs on fixed term contracts. For many of you, that means that you are working at a new hospital starting this week.

If you have any concerns or questions about your new place of employment, particularly about your employment contract and rights, please do not hesitate to contact the IMO by emailing All NCHDs working in a public hospital or as part of a training scheme should be issued with the most recent version of the 2010 NCHD Contract. If you were not, or you are unsure if your contract is correct, please contact us for advice.

The most common issues that arise at changeover time are;

NCHDs on approved rotation schemes are entitled to claim relocation expenses to a maximum payment of €500 as set out in Section 19 of the contract.

All hours you work should be recorded and paid. Any issue of non-payment should be raised within 6 months.

Remember you can avoid emergency tax and get paid properly by notifying Revenue of your new employer. If you have worked before you just need to give Revenue the registration number of your new employer and the start date.

A good guide to starting work is at Revenue's website -

In addition, you should be aware that NCHD Regional Meetings to discuss upcoming Industrial Action will take place next week near you. 

It is critical that NCHDs are strong and united to take action and create change. The dates for these meetings are:

16 January 2017 at 6 pm, Cork University Hospital, Main Lecture Theatre

17 January 2017 at 6 pm, University Hospital Limerick, Education Centre Lecture Theatre 

18 January 2017 at 6pm, Galway University Hospital Education Centre      

19 January 2017 at 7pm, Davenport Hotel, Merrion St., Dublin 2

We wish you the very best of luck in your new placements and employments, and we look forward to seeing you at your Regional Meeting.

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