NIMDTA has been integrated as the Single Lead Employer (SLE) for Doctors and Dentists in Training across Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland and we are delighted to welcome you.
Established in 2019 as part of the Department of Health (NI)’s workforce strategy; to deliver an improved employment experience for medical and dental trainees in the region.
Your Employment with Us
For the duration of your NIMDTA training programme*, you will be employed by NIMDTA SLE who will provide you will a full HR service as you rotate around the different placement providers and training environments that form your rotational training programme.
The SLE Team will be on-hand to answer questions on areas such as:
- Pay (e.g. basic pay, previous service, incremental dates etc.)
- Terms & Conditions of Service
- Contracts of Employment
- Policies & Procedures
- Family Leave such as Maternity, Paternity, Adoption
- HRPTS / Employee Self-Service access
We’re also here to support you throughout your career with issues such as sickness absence, bereavement, occupational health, and providing information on the full range of employment issues.
*Please note that the employment of GP Specialty Trainees in General Practice placements, remains with the individual GP Surgery. More information on this can be found in the GP Trainee Payroll tab.
The Health & Social Care Workforce Strategy 2026:
“Delivering for Our People” was developed through detailed engagement with colleagues across Health and Social care. It reflects their views on how to create an environment in which excellent, high-quality care can continue to be provided, skills developed, investment in the wellbeing of the workforce, and empowering and supporting the workforce to do what they do best.
Section 9 of the Workforce Strategy focusses on ways in which to “make it easier for the workforce to do their jobs”. This involved simplifying the employment arrangement and eradicating unnecessary bureaucracy; starting with the establishment of a “Single Lead Employer” for Doctors and Dentists in Training.
Phase one commenced in August 2019 with the transfer of Radiology, Histopathology, and T&O, from HSC Trust Employment to NIMDTA Single Lead Employer. We progressed on a phased basis, with the transfer of trainees from all training programmes completed by December of 2022.
In moving to a Single Employment Model, we have simplified the employment arrangement of NI’s Doctors and Dentists in Training, reducing or eliminating many of the previous issues and provided a continuous employment experience.