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 When awarding an outcome

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

  • prospectively approved Out of Programme Training/Research (OOPT / OOPR)

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