Junior doctors militant at HSE cost cuts

In-house training faces the axe, and there are plans to pay flat time for the first 15 hours of overtime.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
14th February, 2009

We want you to push hard and we’re behind you,” one doctor told his union representatives, summing up the mood of a meeting of junior doctors in Dublin last week.

More than 800 junior doctors, or non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs), met at the RDS last Wednesday evening to discuss what organisers called the Health Service Executive’s ‘‘devastating attack’’ on their earnings and work practices.

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