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.