Welcome to National Doctors Training and Planning

National Doctors Training and Planning (NDTP) incorporates Medical Education and Training, Consultant Appointments and Medical Workforce Planning and was established in September 2014.

Current News

Medical Careers Day 2019

Mark your calendars for the 5th of October as we are pleased to announce the Medical Careers Day 2019 at the Aviva Stadium, Landsdown road, Dublin 4. This annual one day event is aimed at interns and final year medical students to provide valuable information at this critical stage in their career. The day will be focused on specialty training as well as including talks about medical career planning. For more details please click the link here.

Medical Careers Day 2019 poster

Lead NCHD News Letter

We are happy to announce the latest spring edition of the NCHD Newsletter – What The Bleep?! The spring addition of the newsletter contains the most current information, relevant to all NCHDs, about the new developments concerning NCHDs. This includes the Winter Lead NCHD Workshop, the Joint Working Group on Anti-bullying Awareness Day, the ‘My Most Memorable Patient’ section, information about the Women in Medicine in Ireland Networking Conference and more. Available soon in hard copy at your local Res or available online at the link above.

NCHD Newsletter (spring)

We welcome all feedback or future content, so please get in touch - Eva, our current National Lead NCHD /NDTP fellow can be contacted at eva.oreilly@hse.ie or nl.nchd@hse.ie


NDTP are pleased to announce the National Employment Record (NER) was the winner in the 'Best use of IT' category at the November 2016 Irish Healthcare Awards. The award recognises this innovative system which benefits both NCHDs and employers. NDTP would like to thank all those NCHDs who have opened NER Portal Accounts and Medical HR Departments Nationally for working with us to ensure the success of NER.

At the February 2017 CIPD Awards the National HR Division of HSE received a Special Recognition Award.  Special mention was given to the development of the National Employee Record and the work of Diversity, Equality & Inclusion and the HR People Strategy. For further information please visit http://www.cipd.ie/awards

Healthcare Awards 2016 CIPD Feb17 2


In 2007, the Medical Education and Training Unit (MET) was established in response to the role for the HSE outlined in the Health Act 2004 and, in particular, the Medical Practitioners Act 2007.

In 2013, MET established a Medical Workforce Planning Unit to undertake a review of current medical staffing in Ireland, projected requirements in future years and to compare Ireland with other countries.

In 2014 the Consultants Appointment Unit was incorporated and is now known as the Consultants Division of NDTP.  This provides NDTP with a strategic overview of medical training from Internship through to appointment as a consultant. 

For information on planning a medical career in Ireland please visit  www.medicalcareers.ie

Please click  September 2016 Video Link from Careers Day for more information on the annual Careers Fair held in conjunction with the Medical Council and the Forum of Post-graduate Training Bodies. 

Please view our Diary Dates section for upcoming events.