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Guide for Doctors working in Ireland

TSS/CCERS (Educational Support Schemes for Irish Doctors)

Educational Support Schemes for Irish Doctors

Introduction: There are 2 educational support schemes for doctors which provide refunds to various courses, examinations and conferences to all doctors working in Ireland who hold current HSE NCHD contracts for a minimum of 12 Weeks.

1: NCHD Training Support Scheme (TSS)

2: Clinical Courses & Examination Refund Scheme (CCERS)

You can get access to both schemes once you have got a job and your NER portal is ready to use. HR of respective hospitals control the refunds and other matters related to schemes.

Advantage: Both schemes provide financial benefits to doctors which is a huge support.

NCHD TSS Scheme: This scheme provides a set amount to doctors which they can use in 1 educational year (July-July).

Intern: 1250 Euro (Increased from 750 Euro)

SHO & Registrar: 1750 Euro (Increased from 1250 Euro)

SPRs/GP Registrar in training: 2500 Euro (Increased from 2000 Euro)

This scheme covers: *Exams and clinical courses which are not covered under the CCER scheme. * Research/Publications fee. *Transportation. *Accommodation. *Subsistence and exam subscription fee etc. Explore more in the guidance document.

CCER Scheme: In this scheme, no amount is set for doctors and there is no limit to several applications made by individual doctors however, a refund is only applicable once per clinical course per applicant or successful examination.

This scheme cover:

*Approved clinical courses. *Anaesthesiology exams. *Emergency Medicine exams. *General Practice exams. *General Medicine exams. * Gynae/Obs exams. *Occupational Medicine exams. *Ophthalmology exams. *Paediatric exams. *Psychiatry exams. *Various Surgical and Radiology speciality exams. Explore more in the guidance document.

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