Irish Medical Organisation

IMO Branch Meetings & Employment Law Workshops June 2012

The IMO are pleased to advise that we will be holding a number of IMO Branch Meetings throughout Ireland in the month of June. Members and non members are welcome to attend their local branch meeting. In addition to these meetings we will be running an 'Employment Law and the GP' workshop at each of these meetings.

The Employment Law Workshop invites participants to interact in discussing and learning about topics relevant to the successful running of general practice and effective staff management. The seminar seeks to question participants as to the most pertinent issues facing them in their developing role as an employer and provide feedback from an employment law perspective.

Topics covered include the introduction of contracts of employment for staff, maternity leave, sick leave, redundancy, unfair dismissals and information relating to grievance and disciplinary handbooks and procedures.

In recent times General Practitioners have encountered changing circumstances wherein their role as employer has become more prominent and the management of a practice as an on-going business concern has become more important overall. Due to changes not only in the economy but also those introduced by legislation in recent times limiting funds available for the running of General Practice, GPs increasingly must focus on efficiencies to be gained within the practice and the implementation of effective strategies for the management of staff and resources.

The aim of this module is to provide GPs with in-depth analysis and information regarding employment law in general and how it can be applied to their individual practice in order to better equip them for dealing with a variety of scenarios as they arise. The focus here is on the GPs role as employer and their effective integration of national employment guidelines and policies to their own practices. This presentation has been recognised for CPD.

We will be holding branch meetings in the following areas at 8pm, followed by the workshop from 8.45 to 9.45pm :


Wednesday 30th May
Breaffy House Hotel, Co Mayo

Wednesday 6th June
Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare

North East
Monday 11th June
Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Monaghan

Tuesday 12th
Maryborough House Hotel, Cork

North Dublin

Tuesday 12th
Radisson Hotel, Dublin Airport


Wednesday 13th June
Lyrath House Hotel, Kilkenny


Wednesday 13th June
Glenview Hotel, Delgany, Co Wicklow


Wednesday 20th June
Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois


Wednesday 20th June
West County Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare

If you need any more information, please contact Leah Kenny -

Please note that the workshop is only available to IMO members and attendance certificates will only be issued to members.

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