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Workload for consultant anaesthetists in Ireland

This document is currently being reviewed by the Association's Irish Standing Committee 


This guideline gives a broad overview of the principles of the 2008 (Connaughton) Irish Consultant Contract, together with specific advice appropriate for consultant anaesthetists. The objective of this guideline is to enable consultant anaesthetists and their patients to adapt to and benefit from the 2008 contract. The information includes:

  • Overview of the consultant contract
  • Consultant contract types and regulation of private practice
  • Consultant work schedule
  • Clinical directors and clinical directorates
  • Academic consultants
  • Locum and temporary consultants
  • The European Working Time Directive