Monday June 1, 2020

Just what the doctor ordered?

The government is hoping that better pay can halt the exodus of young consultants from Ireland. But worries about pay and working conditions persist.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

7th September, 2014
Doctors are divided over the latest proposals on consultants' pay. Picture: Getty

The Irish Medical Organisation will ballot its members in the coming weeks on whether to accept the government’s proposals on increased pay for new entrant hospital consultants. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the offer represented “a good deal”, predicting that it will “facilitate the filling of a significant number of vacant consultant posts across the health system”.

There is no doubt that there are significant vacancies in the...

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