Irish Medical Organisation

NCHD Motions 2018

SATURDAY, 7th April 8.30am – 11am

  1. The IMO calls on the HSE to introduce confidential services for NCHDs, paid for by the employer and not recorded on occupational health records.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried as amended

Amendment: The IMO calls on the HSE to introduce a confidential counselling service for NCHDs, paid for by the employer and not recorded on occupational health records.

  1. The IMO condemns the continual breaches of the NCHD contract by individual hospitals, and calls on the HSE to hold the hospital managers who oversee and allow these breaches personally and publically accountable.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried

  1. The IMO calls on the HSE to standardise a timesheet and hourly submission process for all NCHDs across the country.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried as amended

Amendment: The IMO calls on the HSE to introduce a single standardised† timesheet and hourly recording process for all NCHDs across the country.

  1. The IMO calls on the Government to recognise prior Garda Vetting submissions and require individuals only to submit information for the years since their last vetting submission. The current system is a particular problem for NCHDs given the rotational nature of their employment.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried

  1. The IMO calls on the HSE to ensure that all induction training is paid.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried as amended

Amendment

The IMO calls on the HSE to ensure that all induction training is paid and is standardised.

  1. The IMO notes that NCHDs working in rotational training posts in private hospitals have the same conractual rights as NCHDs in public posts. The IMO calls on the HSE and Postgraduate Training Bodies that all efforts are made to have this policy implemented, and where persistent breaches occur to remove training posts from the private facility involved.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried

  1. The IMO calls on the HSE and Department of Health to ensure that NCHDs who work on a shift which commences during NCHD changeover will be indemnified for the entirety of their shift.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried

  1. The IMO calls on the HSE to ensure that the NCHD Contract is properly and fully implemented across all sites, particularly with regard to ensuring that all leave entitlements (parental, sick, annual and study leave etc.) are continuous throughout NCHD employment considering the rotational nature of NCHD employment across the HSE run, HSE funded bodies, private hospitals and other institutions.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried

  1. The IMO calls on the Medical Council to clarify that its registration carries until the NCHD changeover date in July each year.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried

  1. The IMO calls on the Minister of Health, and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, to implement a ministerial order to alter the Medical Practitioners Act to allow foreign-trained doctors a path to training.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried as Amended

Amendment:

The IMO calls on the Minister of Health to implement a ministerial order to alter the Medical Practitioners Act to allow foreign-trained doctors a path to training.

  1. The IMO calls on the Department of Health to engage with the IMO as soon as possible to devise measures to reduce the, often onerous, cost of NCHD training. The Department committed to do so as part of the Living Out Allowance settlement talks, and the time for engagement and negotiation needs to commence.†

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried as Amended

Amendment:

The IMO calls on the Department of Health to engage with the IMO as soon as possible to devise measures to reduce the, often onerous, cost of NCHD training and professional competence requirements as determined by the Irish Medical Council. The Department committed to do so as part of the Living Out Allowance settlement talks, and the time for engagement and negotiation needs to commence.†

  1. While the IMO acknowledges that progress has been made in implementing family friendly policies for NCHDs, a lot more work needs to be done. The IMO calls on the HSE to ensure that all NCHDs can avail of family friendly policies and that all advertised NCHD posts will specifically refer to the fact that these posts will welcome applications from suitably qualified Doctors who wish to avail of family friendly policies.

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried

  1. Contractually, there is a requirement on NCHDs' employers to provide two weeks’ notice of the first NCHD roster of their rotation. Given the rotational nature of NCHD employment, and the need to secure accommodation, the IMO calls on the HSE to provide NCHD with four weeks’ notice of their initial roster.†

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried

  1. The NCHD Contract is now over eight years old. A review of the contract ought to have taken place four years ago. Given the numerous issues that have been discussed by the meeting, the IMO calls on the HSE and the Department of Health to initiate a contract review, with the IMO, with particular cognisance paid to the recruitment and retention issues that bedevil medicine in the public health service.†

Proposer: NCHD Committee

Status: Carried as amendment

Amendment

The NCHD Contract is now over eight years old. A review of the contract ought to have taken place four years ago. Given the numerous issues that have been discussed at this AGM and at other IMO meetings, the IMO calls on the HSE and the Department of Health to immediately initiate a contract review, with the IMO, with particular cognisance paid to the recruitment and retention issues that bedevil medicine in the public health service.†

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