The Code of Practice aims to set minimum standards for Health Education England (HEE), employers and doctors, around the provision of information for postgraduate medical training. HEE have committed to providing placement information to employers and doctors at least 12 weeks before a doctor is due to start in post.


12 Weeks 
HEE have committed to providing placement information to employers and doctors at least 12 weeks before a doctor is due to start in post.
8 Weeks 
Employers have committed to providing work schedules to doctors at least 8 weeks before a doctor is due to start in post.
Within 8 Weeks of start of post
Employers to issue employment contracts to doctors no later than 8 weeks after start of post (ideally on completion of pre-employment checks).


Please refer to the Code of Practice for full information.