Thursday October 29, 2020

Major opposition to new hospital grade

A survey has shown that 74 per cent of junior doctors do not agree with proposals to address the issue of doctor retention, writes Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

15th September, 2012
Many consultants believe they are being vilified by Minister for Health James Reilly. Photo: Getty

It is a key part of the government's plan to retain Irish trained doctors. But a major survey shows that junior doctors are overwhelmingly opposed to the introduction of a new consultant grade in the health service.

As talks between consultant representatives groups and the HSE on working conditions continue, a survey of almost 500 junior doctors found 74 per cent did not believe that the introduction of the new consultant grade would address the...

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