The voice of Hospital

Consultants in Ireland 

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About IHCA

Improving the Irish Health Service

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) was established to promote, encourage and support the advancement of the practice of medicine, in all specialties and areas, and to advocate for the improvement of the health services in Ireland. 

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IHCA Video Channel

We bring you the views of Consultants at the IHCA with the aim of keeping Members up to date with important issues affecting the profession and highlighting concerns relating to the delivery of care to patients

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Consultant Changemakers

Making Change Happen in the Health Service

Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Laura Durcan

In the first of a new series highlighting Hospital Consultants making a difference as Consultant Changemakers, Consultant Rheumatologist and IHCA Vice President Dr Laura Durcan explains how 'staffing the team' can solve our waiting list crisis

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Hot topics

Access current updates from the IHCA on key topics

Members can access a selection of updates on key topics on national, specialty interests and hospital specific issues relevant to Hospital Consultants

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New Entrant Discrimination

The IHCA is actively pursuing pay parity for all new entrant Consultant members appointed since October 2012

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The #CareCantWait campaign is encouraging patients, the public and those working in healthcare to support the IHCA’s call for the Government to address consultant shortages across our health services

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Patient Information

Getting an Appointment with a Consultant

If you have a medical problem you should, in the first instance, discuss it with your GP who can give you a referral to a Consultant if required.

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Health Service Delivery

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Patient Support Groups

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