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Time Out of Training

Trainees who have been absent for a total of more than 14 days within each 12 month period will require their CCT or CESR CP date to be reviewed.

A decision on whether an extension to the CCT or CESR CP date needs to occur is decided in consultation between the deanery and the college.

It is unlikely that they will do this on every absence occasion although as this is undertaken at the ARCP it is likely that there will be input from college individuals (i.e. TPDs). Each trainee will be considered on an individual basis, and any changes will reflect the trainee’s competence.

For full details on these arrangements, which were introduced on 1 April 2013, see the GMC’s position statement (pdf).

Please ensure you contact the Royal College of Psychiatrists if there are any extensions to your training which will necessitate revision of your CCT or CESR CP date.


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