Continuous Professional Development – Support Scheme

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If you are an NCHD and not in a training post, this scheme will help you fulfil some of your Professional Competence Scheme requirements

The Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS) is an educational programme open to all NCHDs working in the public health service who

  • are in non-training posts
  • hold a 2010 NCHD contract with the HSE
  • and are registered on a Professional Competence Scheme.

The CPD-SS is funded by the HSE. It helps you enhance your clinical knowledge and skills and fulfil some of your Professional Competence Scheme requirements in line with Medical Council requirements. Enrolment is free of charge.

The deadline to enrol was 30 September 2019.

Get access to training and educational activities worth up to 20 CPD credits

Once enrolled on the CPD-SS, you will be able to access training and educational activities worth up to 20 external CPD credits or totalling three days per year, whichever is greatest.  

You will be able access a wide range of clinical courses and CPD activities run by Irish postgraduate medical training bodies, including RCPI.

View our 2019 CPD-SS prospectus of courses (PDF)

Entry criteria

This is the entry criteria:

  • You are not enrolled in an intern training programme or on a postgraduate specialist training programme such as BST or HST
  • You are enrolled on a Professional Competence Scheme applicable to your specialty
  • You have paid your Professional Competence Scheme subscription
  • You hold a 2010 NCHD contract
  • You are working in the public health service
  • You are on the General or Supervised Division of the Register of Medical Practitioners maintained by the Medical Council
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CPD-SS terms and conditions

Please read the HSE's guidance document on the Continuous Professional Development - Support Scheme before you enrol. It outlines the terms and conditions of the CPD-SS.

View the courses and events you'll be able to attend

We run a wide range of courses and events that are completely free of charge for doctors enrolled on the Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS), including:

  • All of our Masterclasses
  • An Introduction to Data Analysis Using SPSS
  • Delirium Recognition and Response
  • Essential Management Skills (12 CPD credits)
  • Scientific Writing For Health Professionals

Contact Us

Rebecca Murphy

CPD-SS Programme Coordinator

Tel: 01 863 9774

We have a dedicated support unit in RCPI to guide you through the Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme (CPD-SS). If you have any questions about the CPD-SS or the courses available on the Scheme, please do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Murphy.