Reilly sets sights on consultant contracts

The Minister for Health wants to put an end to the practice of consultants taking high sums of money from the public and private sectors – a move that is likely to meet trenchant opposition

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
28th May, 2011

The opening salvo in what could be another lengthy battle over hospital consultants’ contracts is under way, with Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, meeting representatives of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) Last Wednesday.

Reilly wanted to discuss the government’s plans for the health sector. High on the agenda is the introduction of new contracts for consultants as a key step towards the introduction of a system of universal health insurance.


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