Time out of programme (OOP) will not normally be agreed until a trainee has been in a HEE approved training programme for at least one year of training (unless at the time of appointment, deferral of the start of the programme has been agreed for leave on statutory grounds). Trainees should have had at least one ARCP at which point they should be attaining the curriculum goals at a rate not requiring alteration of their initial CCT date, excepting where arrangements for LTFT have been put into place. These trainees will be eligible to apply for Out of Programme Pause. For phase two (August 2019-August 2020), London trainees on the Anaesthetics and the Psychiatry training programme in North Central and East London within the HEE London and KSS local office, who are normally progressing at a rate not requiring alteration of their CCT date, will be available to apply to undertake OOPP, as will select other trainees in other local HEE offices.

For those trainees on a tier 2 visa, please contact HEE’s overseas sponsorship team ( tier2@hee.nhs.uk ) before applying so you can be advised based on your individual circumstances.

LTFT (less than full time) trainees are eligible to apply for OOP-P.