Consultants, agree new work practices – UPDATE
The Government believes the measures agreed after marathon overnight talks at the Labour Relations Commission could generate up to €200 million in savings for the health service.
The Government has also decided to press ahead with the introduction of a new grade of hospital consultant, despite the objections of medical organisations. It is understood salary scales for the new consultant post will be 30 per cent lower that the rates paid to those in existing consultant posts.
At present, hospital consultants’ salaries range from €147,000 to about €200,000.
Posted on September 17, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Barry O'Brien, Consultant, Government, Health, Health Service Executive, Hospital, Irish Times, Irish Times - Mon. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.