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Trainee information

This area provides information about the educational programmes that are offered in the different regions of Scotland and provide any locally specific information. Please find below links about Study Leave which are applicable to all GP trainees in Scotland.


In line with national guidance, GPSTs in the Military Reserves are entitled to two weeks paid special leave annually to attend military training. As this would count as time out of GP training, this time would be added to other absences from training such as sick leave. If the total time out of GP training, for any reason, in one year is greater than two weeks this could affect the CCT date. It is important to have this leave approved by your TPD to ensure the leave is recorded centrally

PAEDIATRIC SCHOLARSHIPS -  (pdf) Criteria include that the applicant must have a GP CCT (or be on track to receive a GP CCT in August 2019), but also that priority will be given to applicants who have undertaken a paediatrics post (hospital or community) of at least four months duration during their training if they are within two years of achieving a CCT.

SCREDs Posts - please find information about academic posts which combine academic research and GP training in ST3


Study Leave Process

Link to NES Portal for course booking

GP Trainees Study Leave FAQs (doc)

Training in OOH

European Working time directive guidance - for working hours and rest period, particularly pre and post OOH sessions