Hospitals all over the country are appointing non-specialist doctors to consultant posts, as solicitors warn the practice could have serious medico-legal ramifications.
New figures show 12 psychiatrists, ten surgeons, seven anaesthetists and six obstetricians/gynaecologists are among those “who do not hold specialist division registration with the Medical Council and therefore do not meet required qualification requirements”.
The HSE said 65 non-specialist doctors had been appointed to consultant posts in recent years, but there...
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