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Funding

If there are any specific questions concerning the process that have not been addressed, please email pauline.tierney@icgp.ie.

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Can I claim if I am on maternity leave?

Yes, if you hold the NCHD Contract (2010). » read more

Can I claim mileage and/or accommodation for an event/conference?

Yes, mileage and accommodation can be claimed. Each submission must be considered in the context of available public transport. » read more

Can this fund be used for exams fees towards professional exams i.e. membership/fellowship exams or ACLS courses?

No, there is a separate Clinical Courses and Examination Refund Scheme for NCHDs operated by the HSE which refunds the fees of specific HSE approved clinical courses and examinations. » read more

Can this fund be used to fund USMLE?

No, the fund must be used towards education events/equipment. Costs associated with medical licensing/registration will not be considered. » read more

Can this fund be used towards the tuition fees for Masters programme/PhD?

Yes, the fund can be used towards the contribution of tuition fees if the educational course is relevant to your training. » read more

Can this fund be used towards travel expenses in relation to mandatory study days?

Yes, the fund can be used for travel expenses incurred relating to attendance of mandatory study days. » read more

Can this fund be used towards travel expenses in relation to professional exams?

Yes, the fund can be used for travel expenses incurred relating to professional exams. All such claims will be considered in line with HSE Guidelines regarding travel and subsistence and if approved, will be reimbursed at public sector rates. » read more

How long will it take for the reimbursement to be sent to me?

Once your claim has been reviewed and processed by the Postgraduate Training Body payment should be made within 8 weeks. » read more

How much can I claim?

Third and Fourth year GP trainees can claim €500 each year. The maximum amount that can be claimed is €1,000. Unclaimed funding from third year is carried into fourth year. » read more

If I am enrolled on a course that runs over one or more years do I need to wait until after I complete the course to claim?

No. The fund can be used towards the contribution of tuition fees if the educational course is relevant to your training. » read more

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