Public health doctors to be given consultant status

The move, which will also see the doctors’ contracts reformed, comes under new plans drawn up by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly

2nd August, 2020
Public health doctors to be given consultant status
Public health doctors will be given consultant status and their contracts will be reformed. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Public health doctors will be given consultant status and their contracts will be reformed, under plans made by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, the Business Post has learned.

Currently, public health doctors are not given consultant status when they qualify in their specialist area. Instead, they are put on a “specialist contract” which has worse terms and lower pay.

All other doctors registered as medical specialists are awarded consultant status. The pay scale...

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