DIME & NER Updates

NCHD E-Portfolio Now Available for NCHDs 

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.

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

TSS Rollover: Training Year 2021/ 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an impact on NCHDs ability to utilise their TSS balance during this training year, due to the additional service demands and cancelled or rescheduled courses / conferences / exams. To address this issue, the rollover of remaining TSS balances from the current training year (July 2020 - July 2021) into the following training year (July 2021 - July 2022) will take place, provided NCHDs are still eligible for TSS. For any queries please contact doctors@hse.ie

Coming Soon: NER App

The DIME Team is in the process of developing an NER APP which will be an extension of the current NER web based portal. The APP will aim to enhance the current user experience by providing NCHDs with a more efficient and mobile device friendly means of accessing and updating their NER Account. Launch date to be confirmed.

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 completing the attached document

Clinical Course & Exam Refund Scheme Module

The new Clinical Course and Exam Refund Scheme module is live on NER and DIME from 30th November 2020. All applications for funding by NCHDs via this scheme should be made via their NER from this date. Medical Manpower will then process applications via DIME.

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 


NCHD NER Portal 


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 & NCHD NER User Guides