Regulations require that no more than TWO weeks (14 days) absence is allowed per ST year during the three-year training programme. This includes weekends, whether or not the registrar was scheduled to work. Any time lost beyond these limits has to be made up through an extension to training.
Should experience in a hospital post fall below three months due to absence, this may still be accepted by the RCGP Certification Unit provided that the registrar's e-portfolio can demonstrate;
Although, under employment legislation, a variety of leave is allowed for employees for absence from training these are aggregated. For calculation purposes this includes:
As well as notifying their employer, GP Specialty Registrars are also required to inform their training programme administrator who should keep an accurate record of leave taken.
GP Trainers, as employers, should also keep a log of Registrar absence.