Taking time out of programme is governed by the Gold Guide which sets out arrangements agreed by the four UK Health departments and is maintained by COPMeD (Conference of Postgraduate Medical Dean in the UK). There may be a number of circumstances why a doctor may wish to take time out of their approved programme to which they have been appointed. All OOP has to be approved by your Postgraduate Dean. The application form for applying for any kind of Out of Programme time is Appendix 4 of the Gold Guide.
Further information on Out of Programme applications and eligibility is available on the GMC website.
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