Prof. Vincent Maher

Medical Workforce Report 2020-2021

1 May 2021

Medical Workforce Report 2020-2021

This report gives an overview of the medical workforce in publicly funded health services over the course of 2020.

The HSE is mandated by the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 to assess, on an annual basis, the number and type of NCHDs required by the Irish health service. These doctors include interns, specialist trainees and non-trainees.

For the second year in a row now, the report also includes an overview of the consultant workforce. Data used in the analysis of both NCHDs and consultants is collected from the NDTP Doctors Integrated Management E-System (DIME). Recent developments of the DIME system have allowed for a more comprehensive review of the Irish publicly funded medical workforce.