Absences from training in the Foundation Programme

This position statement provides clear guidance to postgraduate deaneries, local education and training boards, foundation schools, medical schools and doctors in the UK Foundation Programme on the management of absences from training in the Foundation Programme.

This document is applicable to all doctors with provisional registration and a licence to practise in the first year of the Foundation Programme, and doctors with full registration and a license to practise in the second year of the Foundation Programme.

A separate position statement Time out of training covers all postgraduate doctors in training in GMC approved training, including fixed term posts such as locum appointments for training or fixed term training appointments.

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Who is this document for?
This document is for trainees, postgraduate deaneries, local offices, foundation schools, and medical schools.