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Dentistry

Leaving Post

Reasons why you might be leaving post and relinquish your national training number (NTN) are provided in the Dental Gold Guide. Usually, these pertain to:

  • Voluntary withdrawal from training (usually for personal reasons)
  • Unsatisfactory progress in the training programme (and therefore the ARCP panel recommends that you are released from the training programme).
  • Satisfactory completion of the training programme and recommendation for the award of a Certification of Completion of Specialty Training (CCST)

 

All trainees leaving programme, whatever the reason, will be required to relinquish their NTN with us AND formally resign from their employment. We will inform you in writing that your NTN has been rescinded.

 

Please refer to the links before for further information. If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact: dentalspecialtytraining@nes.scot.nhs.uk

    If you are considering voluntary withdrawing from the programme due to personal reasons, we first recommend that you seek professional support, as there may be alternative solutions available to you, such as less than full time training or an inter-deanery transfer.  If you do decide to leave programme, we will (in all reasonable circumstances) arrange for an ARCP to take place to ensure that any relevant competences which have been achieved are formally documented.

    Where an ARCP panel has recommended that you are released from your training programme due to insufficient and sustained lack of progress, despite having had additional training time to address the concerns over progress, (outcome 4) you are able submit an apeal. Further information on this process and how to make an appeal is provided in the Dental Gold Guide.

    Where an ARCP panel has recommended you for the award of a CCST, you will be asked whether you wish to take your period of grace. Once decided, you will need to formally submit your resignation to your employer.

     

    We will recommend to the General Dental Council (GDC) that you have satisfactorily completed your programme. If the GDC accepts our recommendation, it will correspond with you for further information before it will issue the CCST.

     

    Further information is provided in the Dental Gold Guide.

    On satisfactory completion of your post CCST programme, you will be asked whether you wish to take your period of grace. Once decided, you will need to formally submit your resignation to your employer.




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