If you decide not to return to the training programme from your parental leave you are required to give notice in line with your Terms and Conditions. You are required to submit a formal letter of resignation to your employer and Training Programme Director and should then complete the LaSE Healthcare Education Team Withdrawal from Specialty Training form. Your employer is entitled to reclaim any occupational maternity pay if you do not provide the required notice.
Consider having careers coaching or advice prior to making this decision. Free, independent advice is available from the professional support unit https://www.lpmde.ac.uk/professional-development/professional-support-unit