Irish Hospital Consultants under scrutiny

The RTE reported this week that patient safety may be compromised in public hospitals because of the appointment of doctors without specialist training to consultant positions.The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has criticised the practice saying quality of care is being affected. The HSE has confirmed that 128 doctors who are … Continue reading

Oncology Consultant job

Hospital Consultant in Oncology There is a big demand in Irish Hospitals currently for Doctors who specialise in Oncology This is a hugely challenging job for Doctors but one that can make a difference in Mortality and Morbidity for these vulnerable patients We are currently recruiting for a Hospital Consultant in … Continue reading

Are we encouraging our GP’s to leave Ireland?

Are we encouraging our GP’s to leave Ireland? As we recruit for Doctors and GP’s throughout Ireland, we share the frustration voiced by the Irish College of General Practice yesterday following the budget for 2017   According to Dr Mark Murphy of ICGP, the College had put in a pre budget submission … Continue reading

Doctor Doctor……..

Doctor Doctor……… Middle aged lady goes to her GP for a check up He explains his prescription to her as follows: ‘Take the Red tablet first thing in the morning with a large glass of water’   ‘Take the Blue tablet after lunch with a large glass of water’ ‘Take … Continue reading

Ireland faces €100m bill in Doctors back pay

Ireland faces €100m bill as doctors take case over pay deal Consultants to sue over Government’s failure to pay wage increases of up to €40,000 per year promised under 2008 contract Under the terms of the contract, consultants agreed to new work practices, restrictions on private practice and to be rostered … Continue reading

Thinking about working as a Doctor in Ireland?

If you are thinking about working as a Doctor in Ireland, you will need to note the following changes taking effect from 2014 –   ARRANGEMENTS FOR NON-EEA DOCTORS WORKING IN THE STATE COMMENCING 1 JANUARY 2014     1. Employment Permit requirement – from 1 March 2014   From … Continue reading

Hospital Doctors to strike on September 25th

Junior doctors will hold a one day national strike on Wednesday, September 25, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has confirmed. Last month, junior doctors, also known as non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs), were balloted on industrial action in relation to their working hours. Under the EU’s European Working Time Directive (EWTD), … Continue reading

Putting the health of our Doctors and Patients at risk

A worrying report in the Independent today reveals how a junior Doctor regularly works 30-hour shifts, forcing her to choose between sleeping and eating afterwards. Dr Libby Ennis (28), a senior house officer in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, has recorded a stark and revealing audio diary which highlights how exhausted junior doctors are left … Continue reading