HSE and the work of appointed doctors

An appointed doctor is a registered medical practitioner appointed by HSE to undertake statutory medical surveillance.  HSE is responsible for the following regulations where medical surveillance conducted by an appointed doctor may be required:

These responsibilities include:

  • reviewing and maintaining the regulations, Approved Codes of Practice and guidance;
  • enforcing the regulations;
  • responding to requests for information and advice;
  • appointing suitably qualified medical practitioners to conduct medical surveillance.

How we work

The appointment of doctors to undertake statutory medical surveillance is administered by HSE's Corporate Medical Unit.

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Updated: 2021-07-16