Absences from training (including OOP not approved towards training), other than for study leave or annual leave, may have an impact on a doctor’s ability to demonstrate competence and progression through the curriculum. The GMC has therefore determined that within each 12-month period where a trainee has been absent for a total of 14 days or more (when a trainee would normally be at work), a review will be triggered of whether the trainee needs to have their core training programme end date or CCT/CESR(CP)/CEGPR(CP) date extended. This review would normally occur at the ARCP.