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

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