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I have a procedural question about the IDT process, who do I contact?
I am a London or KSS trainee and have an IDT form which needs to be signed off by a Postgraduate Dean or their nominated signatory, where can I submit this document to?
I am a London or KSS trainee and I would like to know more about the specialty training programme.
Acting Up As A Consultant
When can I act up as a consultant?
How long can I act up for?
Am I eligible to act up as a consultant?
How do I apply to act up?
Do I still need a supervisor when acting up?
Will acting up count towards my training? (OOP)
Am I still eligible for a Period of Grace if I act up? (POG)
Can I act up in a locum consultant post?
Will I retain my NTN whilst Acting Up?
Can I act up if I am post CCT?
How much notice do I need to give to act up?
Can I act up in a different training region / local office area?
Can I act up into a post overseas?
Do I have to act up into a post within my specialty?
Do I need to apply for College/Faculty or GMC approval to act up? (OOP)
Additional Training Time
I think I need an extension to my training due to educational reasons, what should I do?
I am a Less Than Full Time (LTFT) trainee, will my extension to training be pro rata?
How long can my training be extended for?
I have been given an extension to training through an ARCP outcome 3, who do I need to contact to arrange my remedial training placement?
I have been awarded an unsatisfactory outcome at my ARCP, how can I appeal this decision?
I think I need an extension to my training due to statutory leave from the training programme, how does this happen?
Annual Review of Competency Progression (ARCP)
What is the purpose of an ARCP?
How often should I have an ARCP?
When is my ARCP?
What is an Interim Review?
What is a Support Meeting?
What does each ARCP Outcome mean?
When will I have my Final ARCP Outcome?
Is it possible to bring my CCT / CESR(CP) Date forward?
Why do you need to know my Time out of Training (TOOT) days?
Can I postpone/reschedule my ARCP?
What documentation is required for my ARCP?
I am training less than full time (LTFT), what are my requirements for ARCP?
What is the Form R?
Why do I need to complete a Form R?
How will I know when my ARCP has taken place?
I have been given an outcome 5, what does this mean?
Should I have an ARCP before going on parental leave? (Change in Circs)
Will I have an ARCP whilst on parental leave? (Change in Circs)
ARCP Reviews and Appeals
I do not agree with the decision of the ARCP panel. Can I appeal it?
How do I request a review of my ARCP outcome?
What is an ARCP Review?
How long will an ARCP Review take?
The Review Panel upheld its original decision. Can I appeal it?
How do I request an appeal?
How long will I have to wait for an ARCP appeal hearing?
Can my appeal be postponed?
Can I bring a representative to my ARCP appeal?
What is the role of the Specialty Faculty Representative at an appeal panel?
What is the role of the Chair of the Panel?
What evidence should I provide for my ARCP appeal?
What information will the panel and I be provided with?
What happens at an ARCP appeal panel?
When will I find out the outcome of my appeal?
What happens after my appeal?
What processes govern ARCP appeals in London and KSS?
I am a military trainee, who awards my NTN?
I am a military trainee, who is responsible for my ARCP? (ARCP)
If I leave the armed forces before my CCT, am I still able to complete specialty training?
How do I contact the Defence Deanery?
When will I have my Final ARCP Outcome?
When can I apply for consultant posts?
What is the difference between CCT and CESR(CP)?
How and when can I apply for entry onto the Specialist / GP Register?
What are the requirements for Certification?
Is it possible to bring my CCT Date/ CESR(CP) Date forwards?
Can I appeal against a decision not to award a CCT/CESR(CP)/CEGPR(CP)?
Confirmation of UK Training and acquired rights
Changes in Circumstances
I'm going on parental leave, what do I need to do?
What are my parental leave entitlements?
Where do I need to record my parental leave absence?
Will I return to the same placement following my parental leave?
My next placement starts prior to commencing maternity leave. Who is responsible for my Occupational Maternity Pay (OMP)?
If I take parental leave during my period of OOP, do I need to apply for an extension to my OOP? (OOP)
I have decided not to return to training from my parental leave, who should I inform? (Resignations)
Should I have an ARCP before going on parental leave? (ARCP)
Will I have an ARCP whilst on parental leave? (ARCP)
What happens if I go on statutory leave in my grace period? (PoG)
How much notice should I give my employer and LaSE Healthcare Education Team of my intention to return to training from parental leave?
I would like to return to work Less Than Full Time (LTFT) following my parental leave, what do I need to do? (LTFT)
Can my parental leave count towards my training time?
What will my new CCT/CESR(CP) / Completion of Training Date be following my parental leave?
What happens to my post when I go on parental leave?
I will be taking adoption leave, who do I need to inform?
Will I be required to engage in a ‘return to work’ package when I come back from parental leave?
I will be on parental leave at the start of my training programme, what should I do?
I am in my last year of Core training and due to go on maternity leave before I complete the programme, can I still apply for specialty training posts?
Who do I need to inform about my sick leave?
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Changes in Personal Details
My personal contact details have changed, who do I need to update?
I have married but wish to practice under my maiden name, can I do this?
I am buying a house and require confirmation of my employment for my mortgage, can you provide this?
GMC National Training Survey (NTS)
What is the NTS?
If I am having difficulty logging into the GMC National Trainee Survey, who can I contact?
When does the survey take place?
If I have questions regarding the GMC National Trainee Survey, who can I contact?
Is completion of the NTS mandatory?
Are my answers to the NTS kept confidential?
What does HEE do with the results of the NTS?
New Starter Registration
When will I receive my national training number (NTN)?
What is the difference between a DRN and NTN?
I would like to count previous experience towards my training, how do I do this?
I haven’t received a contract of employment, what should I do?
How do I find out about induction?
How do I access pastoral support from HEE?
Taking Time Out of Programme (OOP)
What is time Out of Programme (OOP)?
What is the minimum notice I need to give for an OOP application?
How do I apply for an OOP?
How will I know if my OOP application has been approved?
What happens if I want to take a longer period of OOP than the Gold Guide stipulates?
I wish to return to training from my OOP earlier than planned, who should I discuss this with?
I would like to extend my period of agreed OOP, how can I do this?
Will I need to undergo an ARCP whilst on OOP? (ARCP)
I am planning to take time out of training but have been given an unsatisfactory outcome at my last ARCP, can I still apply for an OOP?
Can I take time out of training in my first year?
I would like to go OOP in my final year of training, is this possible?
I want to have a break from training for personal reasons, what do I need to do?
Do I need to retain my licence to practice whilst on OOP if I am not carrying out any clinical duties?
Who is my Responsible Officer while I am Out of Programme?
Will my OOP count towards my CCT or CESR(CP)/CEGPR(CP)?
Can I apply to have my OOP count towards my training retrospectively?
I would like my OOP to count towards my training, how do I know if the post is in a GMC approved training location?
What if my application for time Out of Programme is refused?
Will I retain my NTN whilst on OOP?
Can I take OOP from my core training programme?
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Period of Grace
What is Period of Grace?
How long is my Period of Grace?
I am a core trainee, do I qualify for a Period of Grace?
What happens if I am successful in obtaining a consultant post before I start my Period of Grace?
How do I request my Period of Grace?
Is my Period of Grace automatic?
What happens to my NTN in my Period of Grace?
When will I receive notification of my Period of Grace placement?
Can I request where I would like to be placed for my Period of Grace?
Can I decline the Period of Grace offer?
How much notice do I need to give to resign my Period of Grace?
What happens to my Grace Period if I do not achieve my CCT/ CESR (CP)?
Am I still a trainee during my Period of Grace?
I have obtained a consultant post, how do I resign from my Period of Grace? (resignation)
What happens if I go on statutory leave in my grace period? (change in circs)
I am considering resigning from my training programme, what should I do?
I have chosen to resign from my training programme, who should I inform?
What is my notice period?
I have obtained a consultant post, how do I resign from my Period of Grace? (POG)
Do I need to inform my next employer that I am resigning from the training programme? (rotations)
I am resigning from the training programme, am I still required to have an ARCP? (ARCP)
What happens to my NTN/DRN when I resign from the training programme early?
I have resigned from training before completing a GMC approved programme but would still like to apply for entry to the Specialist Register / GP Register, how do I do this? (Certification)
Am I able to reapply to a training programme in the future?
I haven’t received a contract of employment, what should I do?
When will I receive notification of my next placement?
Only my next placement is available to view on Synapse, when will I receive confirmation of the rest of my rotation?
Where can I find information on my pay scales?
My TPD has informed me of my next placement, when will this be confirmed?
My Grade of Training is incorrect and has implications for my pay, how can I update this?
Who do I contact to request annual leave for my next placement?
Where can I find out what posts and Trusts I may be expected to rotate to, within my training programme?
Can I swap my training rotation or placements within it?
What is the Code of Practice?
What is Synapse?
I have forgotten my login / I am locked out of Synapse who should I contact?
How do I register for Synapse?
Feedback on the portal
How do I feedback on the portal and the FAQs?
How do I apply to defer my London or KSS GP post?
How do I apply to defer my London or KSS Specialty post?