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New e-portfolio module for non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs)

E-Portfolio is free to access for all NCHDs and is available on the NER portal.

Published: 16 September 2021

Watch Dr Carol Norton - National Lead NCHD programme introduce the new E-Portfolio module available on the NER portal.

A new e-portfolio module will enable NCHDs who are not in a formal training programme to record all aspects of their career, progression and development.

It will be free to access to all NCHDs who hold a national employment record account and it is hoped that the primary group who use it will be those who are not formally attached to a training scheme.

You can find the link to the e-porfolio on the NER website at

“It’s a central repository for you to record all of your training and development. It’s free. It can be accessed from any device and via an app in the coming months. So this eportfolio has been designed in conjunction with NCHDs and consultants, including NCHDs who have not completed their medical training in Ireland,” said Dr Carol Norton, National Lead NCHD.

“It will enable you to record all aspects of your clinical and non-clinical work, including clinical experience, procedures, assessments, training, education and personal development.” 

It will also give NCHDs the opportunity to have their experience validated by their supervising consultant where applicable. It also gives the supervising consultant the ability to give structured feedback. All activities recorded in the e-portfolio can be exported in the form of a logbook.

You can find the link to the e-porfolio on the NER website at

Training manuals and guidance documents for NCHDs and consultants have also been developed and can be accessed here 

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