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From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Dr Taufiq Al Sattar’s family, our optimistic leaders and Irish people spreading sexual diseases abroad.

From TheJournal.ie Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare Hospitals

Consultants' association: HSE being driven by Troika demands, not patient welfare

The president of the IHCA also said that the HSE’s “unsympathetic” traits have led to action like the junior doctors’ strike which has created tensions among the ranks.

From TheJournal.ie The Department of Finance spent €3.6 million on consultancy fees in the last year Fees

The Department of Finance spent €3.6 million on consultancy fees in the last year

Legal fees related to the Bank Guarantee account for much of the expenditure, but other consultancies cost the State around half a million euro.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools? Opinion

Column: Why league tables for doctors – but not schools?

School “league tables” are not allowed in Ireland, meaning you can’t find out how schools do in national exams or standardised tests. But creating such tables is not as difficult as we are led to believe, writes Kevin Denny.

From TheJournal.ie Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online Waiting Lists

Waiting lists for individual consultants could soon be online

Health Minister Reilly has also announced plans for free GP care for children.

From TheJournal.ie 'Draconian' abortion proposals are 'completely unworkable' - psychiatrists Abortion

'Draconian' abortion proposals are 'completely unworkable' - psychiatrists

In a strongly-worded statement, the College of Psychiatry in Ireland has criticised proposals that as many as 12 doctors could be involved in assessing the suicidal risk in a woman seeking an abortion.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix... now with added imaginary friends Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added imaginary friends

The things we learned, loved and shared today…

From TheJournal.ie HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims Consultants

HSE fails to submit €74 million worth of consultant claims

An Oireachtas report found that consultants were not signing off on claims and recommended that the HSE look at naming those holding up the collection of income.

From TheJournal.ie Government urged to use VHI shareholding to negotiate consultant fee reduction Health Insurance

Government urged to use VHI shareholding to negotiate consultant fee reduction

An average of 6,000 people leave the private health insurance market every month and Fianna Fáil said there is little incentive for young people to take it on.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors' pay must be cut in order to limit working times: Reilly Working Hours

Doctors' pay must be cut in order to limit working times: Reilly

The Minister for Health says Ireland can only follow EU rules on working hours for doctors if they’re paid less.

From TheJournal.ie Junior doctors warn Health Minister they will emigrate Health

Junior doctors warn Health Minister they will emigrate

Over 800 junior doctors have warned James Reilly that the agenda to portray the medical profession as though it is driven by greed is creating “deep unease”.

From TheJournal.ie More than €166m in allowances paid to HSE staff last year Allowances

More than €166m in allowances paid to HSE staff last year

HSE representatives appearing before the Public Accounts Commitee said most allowances are paid to frontline service provision staff.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: 'We would expect people invited by Labour Court to turn up' Consultants

Howlin: 'We would expect people invited by Labour Court to turn up'

The Minister was speaking after it emerged the Irish Hospital Consultants Association will not be attending reform talks in the Labour Court on Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut New Deal

James Reilly: New consultants will have to face a hefty pay cut

Consultants may also have to work weekends under the terms of the new deal.

From TheJournal.ie Consultants agree to LRC talks on Department of Health budget Health

Consultants agree to LRC talks on Department of Health budget

Hospital consultants will discuss workplace reforms and flexibilities as the Department of Health tries to rein in spending.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts Health Cuts

Minister Varadkar defends €130 million health cuts

But the Transport Minister did say that consultants are overpaid.

From TheJournal.ie "Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists Waiting Lists

"Too many people waiting far too long" - 200,000 on hospital waiting lists

A total of 806 people have been waiting more than four years for consultant appointments…

From TheJournal.ie Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office Consultants

Over €7m spent on consultants since government took office

Figures disclosed in parliamentary questions last week reveal the expenditure on consultancy services by the government since last year.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie 34 consultants rapped for treating more private patients than public ones Healthcare

34 consultants rapped for treating more private patients than public ones

Almost three-dozen consultants employed by the state spent more time treating private patients than public ones.

From TheJournal.ie Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow' HSE

Loss of nearly 2,000 nurses from HSE 'a major blow'

New figures have shown that 3,500 personnel – the vast majority of them nurses – are due to leave the HSE by the end of February.

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of patients referred to private fund – only to be seen by same consultant Consultants

Hundreds of patients referred to private fund – only to be seen by same consultant

Hundreds of consultants referred patients to the National Treatment Purchase Fund – and ended up treating them a second time.

From TheJournal.ie HSE spent almost €26 million on locums over six months Locum Doctors

HSE spent almost €26 million on locums over six months

The money spent by the HSE on hiring locum doctors would equate to employing approximately 300 extra consultants over the same period of time.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie HSE promises review of consultants' 'paid year off' before retirement Historic Rest Days

HSE promises review of consultants' 'paid year off' before retirement

Around 450 consultants are entitled to a full year of annual leave, fully paid, in the year before their retirement.

From TheJournal.ie Public rally in Wexford over plans to cut Domino maternity scheme Maternity

Public rally in Wexford over plans to cut Domino maternity scheme

It’s claimed that the scheme is being ‘quietly’ withdrawn from Wexford General Hospital. Domino allows for home births and a midwife-led antenatal clinic.

From TheJournal.ie Drivers face new tolls as NRA seeks to raise money Roads

Drivers face new tolls as NRA seeks to raise money

The authority has suggested new pay stations on eight existing roads, as well as an extension of tolling on the M50.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff Patients

Protest at Tallaght hospital in solidarity with staff

Demonstrators say the facility is seriously under resourced. Meanwhile a protest about Roscommon County Hospital is planned for Leinster House for Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Minister for Health warns of shortage of junior doctors Dr Shortage

Minister for Health warns of shortage of junior doctors

The shortage of doctors will become more obvious from 11 July, when junior doctors are rotated between posts.