National Doctors Training and Planning

Current News

New TSS policy effective from Jan 9th 2023

Under the agreement reached between the IMO, HSE and Department of Health the following additional items are now encompassed within TSS funding with effect from 09th January 2023:

  • Increase to the annual TSS allowance running July-July of €500 – to be applied pro rata for the remainder of the 2022/23 Training Year

NOTE: For the current training year 2022/23 this means each NCHD will have an additional €250 applied to their TSS balance for the period January to July 2023. For those on reduced hours, this will be applied pro rata.

  • Annual Registration fee for Professional Memberships
  • Online Subscriptions to relevant medical publications as deemed appropriate, provided such publications are not available to NCHDs via other sources such as local, university or HSE Library
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Software that has a CME/CPD Component e.g. Statistical Software such as SPSS or alternative
  • Laptop/Tablet – A contribution within your TSS allowance (i.e. there is no additional funding) of up to €1000 towards the purchase of a laptop OR tablet. This will be available once every 4 years from the date of purchase (as per receipt) from the earliest date of 09th January 2023.

Please find more details on the updated TSS including the new policy here.


National Doctors Training & Planning Strategic Plan 2022-2027

The National Doctors Training & Planning Strategic Plan 2022 – 2027 was launched on the 11th November 2022 by the Professor Brian Kinirons, Medical Director NDTP. 

The strategy is guided by a vision and mission that reflects the role of NDTP in an evolving health service. The six strategic objectives set out in the plan and their associated outcomes, will, when achieved, result in significant benefit to patients and service users. To view the strategic plan, please view at NDTP Strategic Plan 2022-2027

The National Employment Record (NER) App is Now Available! 

The National Employment Record (NER) App is now available for all NCHDs to download on the App and Google Play Stores. 

 Link to App Google Play Store (Android Device)  Link to App Store (IOS / Apple Device ) 

NOTE: There is no requirement to set up a new NER Account when accessing the App. Your same login credentials for the NER web based portal will apply.                                                    

The NER App is an extension of the current NER web based portal which enables NCHDs to interact virtually with Medical HR and Occupational Health Departments nationally in order to complete and upload pre-employment screening documentation prior to commencing a new post. NCHDs can also apply for funding under both the Training Supports Scheme and the Clinical Course Exam and Refund Scheme via the NER APP. More recently, all NCHDs now have access to an E-Portfolio module through their NER account. The E-Portfolio module gives NCHDs the opportunity to record their training and career development and have their experience validated by their Supervising Clinician/ Consultant where applicable. This functionality is also readily available on the NER App.

For assistance with navigating the NER App the DIME Team have created NER App User Guides as well as an NER APP FAQ document, please select the appropriate links below to access same. 

NER App User Guide for Android Device 


NER App User Guide for Apple Device


NER APP FAQ Document




NCHD E-Portfolio

In line with NDTP’s commitment to support NCHDs we are pleased to announce a new E-Portfolio module on your NER portal.  

E-Portfolio Image tweet 16th Sept 21

We have also created a short video below on the E-Portfolio Module as well as User Guides for both Consultants and NHCDs on our website. 

User Guides and Tutorial Videos are available by selecting the following link

If you have any specific queries there is a dedicated team available Monday to Friday.  They can be contacted at

Watch our Youtube video on the E-Portfolio Module