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 Trainee Convention: Specialist Medical Training – ‘An Insider Guide’ 

The first cross-specialty Postgraduate Medical Trainee Convention: Specialist Medical Training – ‘An Insider Guide’ will take place on 7 June 2019 in No 6, Kildare St, RCPI.

Register early to secure your place at ( This is a free event open to all Postgraduate Medical Trainees in Ireland

There will be an opportunity to learn from experienced senior colleagues and leaders in medicine through storytelling, music and humour. The day has been designed to include trainees across the specialities so that we can build and strengthen the collective esprit de corps for the future.Postgrad Medical Trainee Con Logo 2019

Themes have been specifically developed to draw out the values, insights and skills which will support trainees in their professional journey as doctors.

Professor Ted Dinan will present on his emergent research on the Brain-Gut-Microbe Axis.

Mr Ken Mealy, President of RCSI, will speak about professional journey as a surgeon and a leader within the health service.

These are just some of the leading clinicians have been confirmed to speak at the event.

We look forward to a memorable day offering Postgraduate Medical Trainees a unique opportunity to network and share experiences with colleagues across the specialities.

The Postgraduate Medical Trainee Convention is a joint initiative of the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies (Forum) and HSE National Doctors Training Programme.

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 or