Time out of training

This position statement gives clear guidance to postgraduate deaneries, medical royal colleges/faculties and trainees on the management of absences from training and their effect on a trainee's certificate of completion of training (CCT) date.

This document concerns all postgraduate trainees in GMC approved training, including fixed term posts such as locum appointments for training or fixed term training appointments. It is not dependent on the trainee working towards a CCT.

This position statement does not cover Foundation trainees who are covered by a separate statement for provisionally registered doctors and also the UK Foundation Programme Reference Guide 2012.

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Who is this document for?
This document is for local offices, deaneries, medical royal colleges, faculties and trainees.