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Policies, Procedures and Important Documents

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Here you can find all important Policies, Procedures and Documents relating to your BST/HST Training Programme. 

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LEAVE OF ABSENCE IN HIGHER SPECIALIST TRAINING

Do you need to take sick leave or maternity leave?

If you need to take sick leave, maternity leave, compassionate leave or Force Majeure Leave during Higher Specialist Training, you must let your HST coordinator know.

You will need to complete a leave of absence form, available below.

You can obtain a maximum of three months’ credit for approved leave of absence during HST. If you take more than three months’ leave during HST, your period of clinical training will be extended accordingly.

For further information, please read the Higher Specialist Training Guides at the end of this page.

DOWNLOAD LEAVE OF ABSENCE FORM FOR HIGHER SPECIALIST TRAINING 

IN BASIC SPECIALIST TRAINING?

If you want to take leave of absence, retain training credit and return to the BST programme, this must be agreed in advance with your programme director and RCPI. Please contact your BST Coordinator for advice.

For further information, please read the Higher Specialist Training Guides at the end of this page.

Training Guides