Consultants form breakaway group over insurance fees

Private practice consultants want cover from State Claims Agency as premiums soar

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
13th July, 2014

More than 120 hospital consultants have signed up to a splinter group that has formed out of frustration with the two main doctors' unions.

The consultants, all of whom work in private hospitals, have joined the Association of Irish Medical and Surgical Specialists (AIMSS).

Orthopaedic surgeon Turlough O'Donnell, one of the founders of AIMSS, said doctors from the Blackrock Clinic and Mater Private in Dublin, as well as others from the Whitfield Clinic in Waterford, Aut...

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