FAQs and Links
Do I have to work a minimum of 50% of the time?
No. Following legislative changes in December 2007, it is no longer a requirement for CCT trainees to work 50% of the time. The percentage will be determined by the individual post and specialty. See the GMC website for the most up to date information.
I'm an FY1 doctor and would like to train less than full-time. Is this possible?
Yes. So long as your Associate Dean for LTFT Training agrees you have a 'well-founded' reason.
I'm interested in training less than full-time. What do I do now?
I'm training less than full-time. Am I still entitled to study leave, and how will my progress as a trainee be assessed?
Yes, you are entitled to study leave. See http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/ for more information on this. You will still be assessed in the same way as your full-time colleagues and will be required to participate in the RITA/ARCP process.
Am I less likely to get a post as I have stated on my application I want to train less than full-time?
No. This information will NOT be seen by the selection panel.
Gold Guide - see Section 6 for Guidance on LTFT Training