Prof. Anthony O’Regan, Dean of the Institute of Medicine at RCPI, to Chair National Taskforce on the NCHD Workforce

Professor Anthony O’Regan, Dean of the Institute of Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) will Chair a new National Taskforce on the NCHD Workforce announced by the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly today.

The purpose of the Taskforce is to put in place sustainable workforce planning strategies and policies to improve the NCHD experience and to support present and future retention of NCHDs in Ireland.

On today’s announcement, Professor Anthony O’Regan, Chair of the National Taskforce on NCHD Workforce said:

"I have been deeply committed to training and education throughout my career. I welcome the opportunity to review and improve NCHD working and training resources across our clinical sites in Ireland. It is imperative that we develop a supportive environment commensurate to the talent of our trainee NCHD colleagues and future healthcare leaders."

The Taskforce will seek to improve the NCHD experience/work-life balance through the development and implementation of improved NCHD structures and supports in hospital sites. It will aim to further develop and foster a culture of education and training at clinical site level and plan for future configuration of the medical workforce to support delivery of healthcare in Ireland.

The inaugural meeting of the Taskforce is planned for mid-September 2022.