Study Leave

Our Specialty Training Committee has defined a list of Essential and Highly desirable courses and educational activities which are of high priority for funding contribution from the Study Leave budget.


  • Advanced Life Support course
  • Level 1 Thoracic Ultrasound course
  • One/Two day management course
  • Three national Respiratory Medicine meetings
  • One day teaching or ALS instructor course
  • One day research skills / GCP course (if no period of OOPR)
  • British Thoracic Society (BTS) Radiology course
  • General Internal Medicine two day course
  • Travel to out-of-region centres for attachments in Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Transplant and Occupational Lung Disease

Highly desirable

  • Any BTS short course – including Preparing for the Respiratory SCE, Home Mechanical Ventilation and Acute NIV, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Integrated care, Interventional Bronchoscopy / Thoracoscopy, Lung Physiology
  • Summer BTS meeting (yearly educational meeting)
  • Attendance at an international meeting (such as European Respiratory Society congress)
  • Bronchoscopy / EBUS course
  • Pulmonary Hypertension course
  • Transplant Medicine course
  • Sleep Medicine course
  • Occupational Lung Disease course
  • Cystic Fibrosis course