Tuesday October 27, 2020

Pay hike fails to attract more consultants to health service

IHCA believes recruitment and retention of specialists remains hugely difficult

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

17th January, 2016
Tony OBrien, director general of the HSE

An agreed pay rise for consultants last year has failed to deliver a significant increase in the number of consultants working in the health service.

According to the latest HSE figures, there were 2,727 full-time equivalent doctors working in the health service at the end of November.

That represents a net increase of 92 on the 2,635 hospital consultants employed at the end of 2014.

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