Time out of training should reflect days absent from the training programme since your initial registration to the programme. This is considered by the RCP panel in recalculation of the date you should end your current training programme. If you have taken more than 14 days’ absence when you would normally be at work.

TOOT should include:

  • short- and long-term sickness absence

  • unpaid/unauthorised leave

  • maternity/paternity leave

  • compassionate paid/unpaid leave

  • jury service

    TOOT should not include:

  • study leave

  • paid annual leave

  • periods of time between training programmes
    (e.g. between core and higher training)