Study Leave

With effect from 14th February 2023, all postgraduate doctors and dentists (excluding FY1) in training will use Accent Leave Manager (ALM) to apply for their study leave.

Please note this will replace the exisitng paper application process with immediate effect.  Please see the study leave expenses tab on this of menu.

Training programme study afternoons and days comes out of your SL allowance.

Trainees are usually granted leave and expenses for 1 AKT course and 1 RCA course.  You will be granted 2 days private leave for exams within 2 weeks of your exam date and granted exam leave to take your exam.  You cannot take study leave after an exam.

Regional Teaching

Regional teaching is any mandatory study day, course or conference organised by your Training Programme or School.

All  requests for study leave must also be approved by Dr Green or Dr Cole.  Please make sure any requests are authorised before paying for any courses.   If in doubt, please ask, thank you.

  • To apply for study leave, please first check the service can allow you to take leave with the Rota team if in hospital post or Practice Manager if in GP 

Declaration - Supervisor and Rota Coordinator Approval

  • You must only submit a study leave application on ALM once you have agreement for the time off from your rota coordinator and once your supervisor has agreed that the course/event is educationally appropriate. If an application is received, where the declaration has been ticked but the comments indicate that approval has not been granted, it will be cancelled by the approver and you have to re-submit an application in ALM once agreement has been granted by your rota coordinator and supervisor.


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