Planning Your Absence

Before starting a period of planned absence of 3 months or more, all trainees should meet with their Educational Supervisor (ES) or Training Programme Director (TPD), and complete a pre-absence form. This meeting is to agree and document plans to stay up to date while out of training, and identify any anticipated support required when they return.

Postgraduate Doctors in training should begin planning their time away from training at the earliest opportunity and no later than 3 months before their intended leave date.

For unplanned absence, this meeting should take place as soon as possible after the trainee has gone on leave.