Medforce have been awarded Tier 2 status by the HSE for the provision of Locum Doctors nationwide.*

This means Medforce can now supply you with a wide array of locum work opportunities, allowing you to experience the flexibility and diversity that comes with temporary positions in various healthcare settings. Our locum roles offer the chance to travel and work in different locations across Ireland, and the opportunity to gain a broad spectrum of clinical experience.

Whether you’re looking to balance your personal life with professional commitments, seeking new challenges, or exploring different medical fields, Medforce’s locum opportunities provide the perfect platform to advance your career on your terms.

*Medforce is one of multiple Tier 2 suppliers, all agencies on the supplier panel pay the same hourly rates.

Benefits of Locum Work


In order to help place you in your dream job we will need you to put a little time into fine tuning your CV. To help you with this task we have included the highest priority elements to include below:


2 – Educational History

A chronological record (most recent first) of all formal educational programs, using the official name of the course, educational institution, date of award and the level of the award

3 – Professional Body Memberships and Registrations

Membership /Registration Name and date of conferral

4 – Working History

(Chronological order with the most recent first)

5 – List of Clinical Skills

6 – Training History

A record of successfully completed training programs – official name of course and date certification received

7 – Research and Audits

Title and dates

8 – Publications

Article name, publication and date published

9 – Referee Details

General Registration Process

Doctors Trained Outside of the EU/EEA

If you have trained outside of the EU or EEA, you will need to have your medical education credentials verified through the Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) before you can apply for registration with the Medical Council. EPIC is hosted by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). You can learn more about how to use EPIC on the EPIC website.

There are 3 sub-routes in which you can apply for General registration as a Non-EU applicant:

Eligibility Requirements:

Doctors who have a higher qualification and have either worked in an internship for at least 12 months or have completed at least three years in an accredited training programme.

Doctors who have achieved a Certificate of Experience from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Sudan, Malaysia, the UK or Malta.

Doctors who aren’t eligible under the higher qualification or Certificate of Experience routes, can apply for the Pre-Registration Examination System (PRES) exam. Please see links for information on PRES and exemptions from PRES.

The following list of supporting documents will be required:

Doctors Trained in the EU/EEA

If you have trained in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), you will be asked to create an account through our secure online facility.

You then need to complete an online application form and submit the following documents to support your application:

Specialist Registration

Doctors Who Completed Specialist Training Outside of the EU/EEA

If you have either trained outside of the EU or EEA or have gained part of your training and experience in the EU or EEA, you will need to apply for specialist registration. Doctors who completed training outside of the EU or only partly in the EU must proceed via the The Category E route by requesting an application pack. This is a portfolio based application which will be assessed by the relevant training body in Ireland. Please request an application pack via our contact form.

Doctors Who Completed Specialist Training in the EU/EEA

If you have trained or are recognised as a specialist in the EU or EEA, you will have your qualifications automatically recognised by the Medical Council. You will be asked to create an account on the Irish Medical Council’s website to complete an online application form.

The following list of supporting documents will be required:

Next Steps

We have a dedicated compliance department to assist you with all your documentation should you be relocating to Ireland. If you can’t find the information you are looking visit