The IMO wants premium pay for any night duty-based work recently awarded to NCHDs by the Labour Court to be backdated to more than five-and-a-half years ago (August 2008), a move that could place enormous pressure on the health service budget.
The North East GP branch of the IMO will propose an IMO AGM motion calling for a fundamental review of the management structures of the GMS.
IMO members will be called upon to adopt the position that “there is no place for anti-trade union legislation” and lobby the Government to repeal the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (FEMPI) Act.
The National Council of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) is proposing that the decision over whether to proceed with a reassessment of the controversial €9.7 million pension payments to former Chief Executive Officer George McNeice should be determined through a ballot of its membership.
The Department of Health wants to hire outside experts to carry out annual lifestyle surveys of the population over the next three years, at a potential cost to the Exchequer of more than €3 million.
Clarity is urgently needed on the draft GP contract for free care to the under-sixes, as it could result in a capitation payment of €70 to cover nine visits by under-sixes a year based on existing fee rates, the ICGP has warned.
The treatment of GPs by the State is a “very fractious issue” at present with the “absolute vilification” of general practice in total contrast to the political promises prior to the last general election, a leading doctor has noted.
In the wake of the salary top-ups scandal, the Medical Council’s CEO and Executives have reassured the medical community that their salaries are within the stipulated range and that they are not in receipt of extra payments in any shape or form.
The HSE has conceded that it is likely to achieve just 73 per cent of savings targeted under the Haddington Road Agreement (HRA), with an external evaluation by PA Consulting identifying “an unrealisable gap of €186 million between the total pay related budget cuts given to the health services at that time, versus the cost […]