Study Leave

All GP trainees are entitled to 30 days study leave per annum (pro rata for LTFT trainees); this should include attendance at the Day Release Course training days.

 

AKT and RCA exam preparation course funding

Dorset GP Trainees are entitled to capped funding towards RCGP Wessex RCA/AKT revision courses.

Trainees can apply for a subsidy via the patch office for the course fee only, this must be done ahead of booking the course. You can only claim for subsidy once for an CSA/RCA course and once for an AKT course during your GP training.

From August 2021, once approved trainees will be funded to a maximum of £85 AKT and £345 for the RCA (currently the RCGP Prep courses cost £85 and £288 respectively). This funding can also be used towards an alternative course if preferred.

To apply for a discount code or funding please email the Dorset patch office gptrainees@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

GP ST3 Study Leave

  1. You should discuss any study leave courses/activities with your Educational Supervisor in advance.
  2. Approval for time off for study leave must be approved by your rota coordinator or equivalent.
  3. Please note there is no additional funding for Study Leave in ST3 except for the AKT and RCA exam preparation courses.

 

GP ST1/2 Study Leave

To apply for leave.

  1. You should discuss any study leave courses/activities with your Educational Supervisor in advance of your application.
  2. All applications should be made to the trust/patch office as applicable with at least 6 weeks’ notice.
  3. Approval for time off for study leave must be approved by your rota coordinator or equivalent.
  4. Apply for leave using your trusts leave system (i.e. Intrepid Leave Manager System).
  5. For funding during an ST1/2 Hospital Placement please apply through your trust.
  6. For funding during an ST1/2 GP Practice Placement please apply by emailing your patch office gptrainees@bournemouth.ac.uk for approval in the first instance ahead of the course date. If approved, claims must be made following course attendance and whilst during your GP placement. There is a cap of £200 for those in ST1/2 GP Practice placements.

 

HEE Wessex Study Leave Guidance

Wessex Study Leave Funding Update_Aug19

Wessex Study Leave FAQs_Aug19

 

Claiming Expenses During Training

Information and forms for claiming expenses (including travel) during GP training can be found here.