Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Continuous Professional Development Support Scheme

RCSI recognises the responsibility in supporting NCHDs at all stages of their careers and meeting their professional development and training needs.

An extensive programme of over 75 courses has been developed based on feedback from NCHDs across the health service and is designed in such a way that NCHDs can choose and plan a portfolio of education to meet their career and development needs. To achieve this courses cover a broad range of development areas including Surgical & Technical Skills, Emergency Medicine, Computers for Doctors, Personal Development, Quality Improvement & Clinical Audit, Research, Human Factors & Patient Safety. The programme is free-of-charge to NCHDs working in the HSE.

Courses for 2019 - 2020 are currently under review. Queries relating to the CPD programme can be directed by email to or telephone at +353 1 402 8592

General information

Learn more about the CPD_SS.


Enrol in CPD_SS

Details on how to enrol in the scheme.


All courses

All CPD_SS courses available for NCHDs.