The IMO has been busy since the last AGM, writes DANIELLE BARRON
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IMN has learned that the HSE will shortly inform consultants that, if they are not a member of the IMO, they will be required to formally conﬁrm their agreement to the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement (HRA) in order to be placed on the recently agreed consolidated pay scales.
HIQA is planning to undertake a nationwide scoping exercise of all private healthcare providers and services in the State ahead of the introduction of licensing in 2015.
The Department of Health has warned that existing deficits in data collection and monitoring activities have “potentially serious consequences” for the achievement of Healthy Ireland, and say such deficits need to be urgently addressed, IMN has learned.
The Assistant Secretary General of the Department of Health has suggested that the introduction of universal health insurance (UHI) may lead to a cut in general taxation rates for the public.
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Margo Wrigley has been appointed as the HSE National Clinical Advisor and clinical programme group lead for mental health, IMN has learned.