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Consultants not pursued for breach of practice limits

Not a single hospital consultant has faced sanctions despite ‘‘ongoing breaches’’ of limits on private practice, which were agreed in contract negotiations three years ago.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
28th May, 2011

Not a single hospital consultant has faced sanctions despite ‘‘ongoing breaches’’ of limits on private practice, which were agreed in contract negotiations three years ago.

The continued failure to enforce the agreed public-private ratio at some hospitals will raise questions about whether the 2008 consultants’ contract has delivered the promised reform.

Hospital consultants negotiated considerably higher salaries - between €176,000 and €192,000 - in return for agreeing to limit their private...

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