Specialist Training Fund 2015-2016 – OPEN
To complement the suite of educational and training supports implemented on foot of the introduction of the NCHD Contract 2010, the HSE continues to have in place a specialist training fund for higher specialist trainees. This fund is to support and aid your participation in education and training events which are additional to those mandatory elements defined in the agreements in place between the HSE and the postgraduate medical training bodies.
The Specialist Training Fund is only available to higher specialist trainees who are enrolled in approved higher training programmes (this fund was previously known as the Discretionary Fund).
The funding available to each HST trainee is equivalent to €500 per year of higher specialist training remaining as of 1st July 2010.
Please review the attached Guidance Document – July 2015 for further information about the specialist training fund and to determine if you are eligible to apply. Eligibility criteria include being in a clinical post for which you are receiving training credit and holding an NCHD contract.
Applications for claims incurred during the 2015/2016 training year are now being accepted.
Trainees can apply for funding in respect of financial liabilities incurred between the following dates Monday, 13th July 2015 to Monday, 11th July 2016. Applications received in relation to expenses incurred prior to 13th July 2015 will not be considered, as the deadline for receipt of claims arising from this period has already passed.
Applications for claims in relation to expenses incurred in the 2015/2016 training year must be received by the Training Body no later than 10th October 2016. Applications received after this date in relation to 2015/2016 events will not be considered.
How to Claim:
Complete the 2015/2016 Reimbursement Form – July 2015 and return it with the appropriate supporting documentation to Ms Elizabeth Kavanagh, Postgraduate Training Manager, College of Psychiatrists of Ireland.
For further information about the specialist training fund for higher specialist trainees please email the Ms Elizabeth Kavanagh or visit www.hse.ie/doctors