For full details, please consult the: Study Leave Policy and Operational Guide.
Please see also the information provided to trainees in relation to study leave.
We have developed the following set of FAQs to help you in relation to your study leave role - if anything is missing, or could be better explained, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
The study leave team are based at the NES offices in Glasgow. Stuart Brown is the Study Leave Officer and is supported by Laura MacDonald, our Study Leave Administrator. You can contact Stuart or Laura via firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 0141 2231536.
Please note that foundation trainees are subject to different rules/guidelines in relation to study leave. Please consult the Study Leave Policy and Operational Guide for full details. FPDs will consider all study leave applications made by their trainees and approve or not based on the Foundation eligibility within the Study Leave Policy and Operational Guide.
Turas will not allow retrospective study leave applications to be made therefore leave must be planned in advance of the activity taking place. As much detail as possible regarding the activity should be entered, all mandatory fields must be completed and, where applicable, realistic estimates of all cost elements should be entered to allow full consideration by the PD.
Any applications for “Leave Only”, without reclaimable expenses, should still be submitted in line with the guidance above. Such applications still need appropriate service and PD approval however they will not result in the subsequent provision of a claim form. In such cases, an automated email will be sent to the applicant.
Stuart Brown will provide you with all details of your study leave budget on an annual basis [contact: email@example.com / 0141 2231536]. Programme budgets are based on a nominal allocation of £500 per NTN per annum.
This is currently not available to view on Turas. Programme budgets are communicated by Stuart Brown at the beginning of the financial year and you will receive an update from Stuart Brown on a monthly basis. In the future Turas will be able to provide you with budget information direct, we are working on this functionality and hope to make available asap.
If you feel all trainees (Regionally or Nationally) would benefit from a collective training activity, your budget can be used to pay for a course/meeting. This expense will be deducted as a Programme Claim rather than a charge against each individual trainee.
Please contact the Study Leave Team to discuss.
There are currently no study leave reports available directly via Turas - however we are working on this functionality and hope to have useful options available asap.
Improvements to the user experience of Turas are with the Digital Team and are awaiting testing and deployment. Any updates will be communicated by the Study Leave Team to all TPDs as they become available
Yes, it is not possible to link a trainee to more than one TPD on Turas. In these situations we would recommend liaison with the other TPD, i.e. anaesthetics, to double-check that the application is appropriate .
Yes, exam preparation courses are eligible for study leave funding. TPDs are advised to consider their budgets when approving these as they can be expensive.