Part 10 of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (MPA2007) defines the legislative responsibilities of the Health Service Executive in relation to medical and dental education and training. A key responsibility defined for the HSE is the requirement to assess on an annual basis the number of intern posts and the number and type of specialist medical training posts required by the health service.
The HSE is furthermore required to assess on an annual basis the need for and appropriateness of NCHD posts which are not utilised or required for the purposes of medical training. The HSE is required to publish the results of each of its annual assessment.
For the 2022-23 training year a Medical Workforce report was published which includes the annual assessment of NCHD posts along with data on the consultant workforce in order to provide richer detail on the medical workforce in Ireland.
NDTP Medical Workforce Report 2023
You can also find links to previous NDTP Workforce Reports below
NDTP Workforce Report 2021-2022
Medical Workforce Report 2020-21
Medical Workforce Report 2019-20
You can also find links to previous ‘annual assessment of NCHD posts publications below
Annual Assessment of NCHD Posts 2018 - 19
Annual Assessment of NCHD Posts 2017 - 18
Annual Assessment Report 2016 2017.pdf (size 1.7 MB)
Annual Assessment 2015 2016.pdf (size 3.7 MB)
Annual Assessment of NCHD Posts 2014 - 15
Annual Assessment of NCHD Posts 2013 - 14
Annual Assessment of NCHD Posts 2012 - 13
Annual Assessment of NCHD Posts 2011 - 12
Annual Assessment of NCHD Posts 2010 - 11