The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has warned that 200 or
more NCHD posts may be left unfilled in Irish hospitals in the
coming weeks as current contracts expire and more and more
Irish trained doctors go to work abroad. Irish hospitals are
currently understaffed at both consultant and NCHD levels and
the situation is set to worsen.
Wednesday 4th June 2014. The Irish Medical Organisation has
raised serious concerns over the Government’s proposals for
a system of Universal Health Insurance. The organisation has
made a detailed submission to the Government in response to
the recent White Paper on the issue. Details of the submission
were published today by the IMO.
The IMO has today agreed a comprehensive Framework
Agreement with the Department of Health which will allow the
IMO to fully represent its GP members in relation to all aspects
of their relationship with the Department in respect of the GMS
/ GP Contract and other publicly funded contracts.
Separately the Competition Authority has agreed to have its
High Court action against the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO)
struck out with no order as to legal costs.
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) welcomes the fact that
Government Ministers have finally acknowledged the harassment
being suffered by patients as a direct result of a cull on medical
cards and now calls on the Government to take immediate action
to cease this practice.