This depends on your specialty curriculum. It is the responsibility of the individual trainee to check their respective curriculum, Royal College/Faculty and GMC guidance and fully comply with any requirements.

If the experience afforded by this post is formally included in the approved specialty curriculum, the period of acting up will be considered an OOPT and will automatically count towards your training time and CCT.

If the specialty curriculum does not make reference to a period of acting up as a consultant, then this cannot be recognised for training and an application for OOPE should be made instead.