Specialty-Specific Reviews

Specialty-Specific Reviews 2014-2021

The subsequent reports were developed to provide evidence-based data and projections for the current and future requirement for each of the medical specialities. These reviews outline the current speciality service delivery model, the configuration of the medical workforce, future drivers of change to that workforce as well as planned models of care, among other things.

This information then feeds into the medical education and training aspect of NDTP via the commissioning and funding of medical training required to meet workforce needs, ensuring that the training content and delivery is responsive to the changing needs of the Irish healthcare system, and supporting the retention of doctors upon completion of their training.

Specialty Specific Reviews are available below

Pathology Specialty Review.pdf (size 1.7 MB)

Psychiatry Specialty Review

Intensive Care Specialty review

Clinical Genetics Specialty Review

Emergency Medicine Specialty Review

Palliative Medicine Specialty Review

Paediatrics and Neonatology Specialty Review

Clinical Radiology Specialty Review

Radiation Oncology Specialty Review

Medical Workforce Planning Report

Archive of Specialty Workforce Reviews from 2014



Clinical Genetics




Geriatric Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Medical Oncology


–please note recent communication with the National Renal Office has indicated a change in the demand for consultants in the workforce. This update is reflected in  report “Demand for medical consultants and specialists to 2028 and the training pipeline to meet demand: a high level stakeholder informed analysis” on the main Workforce Planning Page


Rehabilitation Medicine

Respiratory Medicine


Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Occupational Medicine