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Professional Development Programme

At the request of the Health Service Executive, RCSI have developed a Professional Development Programme (PDP) to facilitate NCHDs in Surgery and Emergency Medicine who are not engaged in specialist training to maintain their professional competence requirements.


The RCSI Professional Development Programme will enable NCHD’s enrolled in the programme to achieve a minimum of 20 External Credits per annum. These credits can be used to help meet the requirements outlined by the Irish Medical Council regarding the maintenance of Professional Competence.


The Professional Development Programme Curriculum 

 The PDP programme has three major components:

  • 1. Knowledge (Online/Classroom Learning Activities, ,and  Scientific Conferences/Meetings)
  • 2. Technical Skills
  • 3. Personal Skills/Human Factors

To enrol:  Please click on the link below


 Eligibility Criteria 

  • must be enrolled in the relevant Professional Competence Scheme applicable to their specialty and area of practice as required by law
  • must hold a current NCHD Contract
  • must work within the Public Health Service
  • must not be enrolled in an intern training programme under the auspices of an Intern Training Network or a  specialist training programme under the auspices of the one of the Irish postgraduate training bodies;   and
  • must be registered on the General Division or Supervised Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council


If you need further assistance/guidance, please contact

Department of Surgical Affairs

Tel: 353 (0) 1 402 2166/2524  email:  web:  Professional Development Programme

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