I will be on parental leave at the start of my training programme, what should I do?
Modified on: Tue, 26 Apr, 2022 at 4:36 PM
The start of your training programme can only be deferred on statutory grounds (e.g. maternity/paternity/adoption leave, ill health). Please discuss your circumstances with your Training Programme Director at the earliest opportunity.
All deferrals will be processed in line with the Reference Guide for Postgraduate Specialty Training in the UK (The Gold Guide, 7th Ed.). No other Deferral requests will be accepted. Therefore please only complete the form below if you are applying on statutory grounds.
Please complete the form at the following link to apply for a deferral:
Specialty Deferral form
You will also need to inform your future employer if it is less than 12 weeks before your original start date.
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