Workforce, training and education
East Midlands

Educational/Exception Approvers

Educational/Exception Approvers (Sequence 60) are responsible for:

  • Assessing the educational and financial suitability of the request for the individual postgraduate doctor/dentist/learner, considering the availability of alternative comparable activities, equity of access for other postgraduate doctors/dentists/learners, individual progression, stage of training and career aspirations.
  • Confirming any cancelled leave requests.
    • Doing both within an appropriate timeframe (we would suggest within 7 days of receipt).

NOTE: Exception Approvers do not receive requests for Standard (Curriculum Required) activities; these have been preapproved as part of the required training programme. Leave requests will only progress to the Exception approver once the Exception request has been approved by the Rota Approver (Sequence 50).

Relevant policies/guidance


Can you show me how to action leave requests that I've received?

We have a YouTube video providing an introduction to Accent Leave Manager, including a section on approving leave requests: