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

Recruiting more NCHD’s will reduce overtime bill

The HSE will end up with more NCHDs in certain specialties than the number of existing vacancies after it allocates trainee doctors currently being recruited from India and Pakistan, Irish Medical Times exclusively reports.   Correspondence seen by IMT reveals that this is as a result of a deliberate plan … Continue reading

Doctor Doctor!

To continue our ‘Doctor Doctor’ theme in to the Bank Holiday Weekend –   Patient – ‘Doctor Doctor, I feel like a furniture removal van’!   Doctor – ‘Come in and take a seat’!