DIME & NER Updates

The National Employment Record (NER) App is Now LIVE

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

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 Module Winner at the Irish Healthcare Awards 2022!  

We are delighted to announce the E-Portfolio Module was a winner at the recent Irish Healthcare Awards 2022.  

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

We have also created user guides for both Consultants and NHCDs which can be located below. 

E-Portfolio User Guide for NCHDs

The E-Portfolio will allow NCHDs to record their experience under a number of headings and will enable them to generate a Logbook. The E-Portfolio User Guide explains the steps required in managing your E-Portfolio via the NER Portal.

E-Portfolio User Guide for Consultants

The E-Portfolio User Guide for Consultants was developed for Supervising Clinicians/Consultants and explains how to manage this process when NCHDs seek verification of relevant records from a Supervising Clinician/Consultant, once this activity has occurred within the last six month period.

E-Portfolio Demo Video for Supervising Clinicians / Consultants

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

Suggestions Register

The DIME Team maintains a Suggestions Register which is essentially feedback received from end service users on how to improve the DIME and NER systems. The Suggestions Register is reviewed on an ongoing basis in an aim to continue to enhance current system functionality for all DIME and NER users. Should you have any suggestions please complete the suggestion document (Google doc)

Training Supports Scheme Module

The Training Support Scheme (TSS) Module was launched on Monday 8th of July 2019. This enables NCHDs to apply for reimbursement for eligible educational activities they have attended e.g. courses / conferences / exams via their NER Portal. Medical Manpower Departments can also manage the administration of this scheme through DIME.

For further information regarding both TSS and CCERS please see the policy documents. User guides for both modules can be found on our website

DIME and NER Portal Links

DIME System


If any system issues are detected, please contact the DIME Team at dime.team@hse.ie as soon as possible and we will work to resolve same in a timely manner.

For any TSS / CCERS related queries, please contact doctors@hse.ie

For any Consultant  / CAP related queries please contact consultant.applications@hse.ie

DIME and NCHD NER user guides