Nursing task transfer not being fully implemented

The IMO said it was 'concerned' about the slow progress

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
13th August, 2017

The transfer of tasks from doctors to nurses has yet to be fully implemented, some 18 months after it was announced, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has claimed.

Nurses promised to carry out basic tasks typically done by doctors in return for the reinstatement of a previous allowance they received for working between the hours of 6-8pm.

The IMO said it was “concerned” about the slow progress, adding it was “an important confidence-building measure”....

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